Seascape

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

https://www.crowdcast.io/e/august-2020-watercolor/register


Staithes Out to Sea

Staithes Out to Sea

Staithes, North Yorkshire, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

A composition I have done before...but I just changed the direction of the boat.  For me, this sort of scene has everything.  A light value background kept really simple.  Then some middle ground interest with shadows to give form and depth.  And top it off with some reflections.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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Bristol Savages Sketch Night - 'Friends across the seas'

Bristol savages sketch night  Friends Across the Seas by Tim Wilmot

Weekly sketch night at my art society, the 'Bristol Savages', and the topic for the night was friends across the seas. So we have normally 2 hours to produce a painting based on that topic without the use of any reference material (so no cheating looking up on the web). Owning to the current social distancing restrictions, this of course was a virtual meeting.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press 300 gms


Stormy sea in Viridian Green

Rough seas in viridian green

Watercolour, 15" x 11"

My viridian green in my palette was looking a bit lonely (I rarely use it), so I decided to use it up with an imaginary seascape scene.  I also decided to experiment with a new, cheap hake brush - bought for £1.  So the sky was kept soft, but I had some harder edges in the sea.  The painting was almost all done with this cheap brush.  And I managed to use some of my Viridian Green also!

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Bristol Savages Wednesday Sketch Night - "There is no wealth but life"

Bristol savages there is no wealth but life

Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Wednesday night at my art club, the Bristol Savages, and topic for the night was a quote by John Ruskin - "There is no wealth but life".  So you have 2 hours to come up with a painting, without using any resource material - and sorry, no looking up google images!  So I equated wealth=life and came up with a tropical scene and some expensive boats....

John Ruskin was a leading English art critic of the Victorian era, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist. He also painted in watercolours!!

Full quote from him - “There is no wealth but life. Life, including all its powers of love, of joy, and of admiration. That country is the richest which nourishes the greatest numbers of noble and happy human beings; that man is richest, who, having perfected the functions of his own life to the utmost, has also the widest helpful influence, both personal, and by means of his possessions, over the lives of others.”

Painted on Saunders Waterford, cold press, 300 gms