Storm approaching - Gran Canaria

Storm approaching gran canaria

Some effects that are difficult to achieve with other mediums - the mixing of different thicknesses of paint for the sky, and letting them mix a little at the edges and the glow you could get as in the centre here by leaving the paper unpainted and first laying down clear water around that bright area, or in it, then painting carefully up to the area to get a soft edge.


Breaking Waves - The Promenade Las Palmas Gran Canaria

Breaking waves gran canaria

Gran Canaria, Spain, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Painting some breaking waves.  My technique is wet the whole area around the wave shape.  Then paint in the surrounding areas up to the wave to get the soft edge around the wave.  Then within the wave, just a little darker vales to give some form.  And add some small dots of white paint at the end for a bit of movement.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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This painting is for sale. Please contact Tim Wilmot for details.

3 Boats, Kingswear, Dartmouth

3 boats kingswear dartmouth

Watercolor 15" x 11"

A bit of an imaginary one this.  Just taking the outline of some buildings and loosely basing the composition on a view towards Kingswear on the other side of the river Dart from Dartsmouth.  I'm going for a fairly calm scene here and a touch of bright light ober in the distance to the right.

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Viridian green and a bit of imagination on the April Workshop

April workshop practice painting 2
April workshop practice painting 2
April workshop practice painting 2

2 Practices for my Watercolor Workshop last April and the live painting I did on the day.  All about a bit of freedom with the brush and using your imagination to come up with a stormy seascape.  Heavy use of viridian green.

Next workshop is August 29th and we are painting a tricky street scene perspective, some figures and some lively shadows.  More information at