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

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


Live, and Online, 2 hour Watercolor Workshop with Tim Wilmot, Sunday December 15th 2019

I am running another live, online watercolour demonstration on Sunday, December 15th at 6 pm UK time (GMT).  Wherever you are, join me for this unique paint along, where we will paint a pretty Italian Coastal Village Scene (see photo below of Riomaggiore).  This will not be a recording.  It is LIVE!

This online workshop is suitable for painters of any level.  It will be a demonstration in Watercolor.  I will go at a slow pace and describe with commentary what I am doing and the techniques I am using.  The commentary will only be in English, and I will try and speak slowly because I have many attendees where English is not their first language.

All you will need is a good/reliable internet connection, and a headphone or PC speakers to hear my audio commentary (Worldwide Conference call phone numbers will also be provided if you want to connect by phone).  If you want to, you'll be able to ask plenty of questions as I go along.  There is a $7 USD fee to attend this live session.  It will not be uploaded to YouTube or available to anyone apart from the attendees who have paid to watch.  I should be able to send you a link to the recording of the demo afterwards, which only you can see.  

The demo might be an hour to an hour and a half in duration (depends on how many questions/comments I get!).  We will paint at a slow speed and in stages.  So you can paint along with me if you want, or wait until you receive a link to the recording.


Here's a photo from a previous session, with 'attendee' Jack Cwiek showing his setup, following me as I paint!

Jack cwiek following tim wilmot online watercolor tutorial

And this is what it could look like on your screen..

Jack cwiek what it will look like on your screen

You need to register to attend (please do this as soon as possible and not on the day) and I will then send you a payment request from me for your $7 USD fee.  You will then be sent an email with the simple connection instructions for attending the demo...


Registration will close a week before the event. 

We will be painting this scene - the pretty Italian coastal village of Riomaggiore.  Riomaggiore is a village and comune in the province of La Spezia, situated in a small valley in the Liguria region of Italy. It is the first of the Cinque Terre one meets when travelling north from La Spezia.  Oh, and we will also include some figures!:

Tim Wilmot online watercolor workshop december 2019 source photo

Here is what previous attendees had to say...

"This was a really excellent workshop and very good quality webinar" Phillip B

"Excellent. Excellent. Excellent. Based on my experience watching your YouTube videos, your online workshop was everything I expected and more" Douglas B

"Good pace, good answers to students’ questions, efficient use of time, and such a nice relaxed personality, Tim" Suzanna B

"Thank you for the wonderful painting experience. I think the timing was perfect for me as I am new to watercolour and enjoyed having the time to attempt keeping up" Geri G

"It was very good to be able to hear your thought process as you were completing the painting. Loved being able to see your painting from start to finish" Pearl A

"It was amazing Tim! I feel so pleased that my painting has come out well. Thanks to your excellent online commentary and prompts" Sankar R

"So much fun to watch. I’m planning to join your group and start painting more often. Thank you!" Marilyn H

"I can't afford to go to painting workshop holidays, but this is a great way to learn live from you" Tony G

 Hopefully meet up with you online for this next demo!

If you are in any doubt as to whether your system can access the presentation, please click on the button below to do a system check from the PC or device you want to watch from.

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Plaza la Puntilla, Las Palmas, Spain

Plaza de la puntilla las palmas

Las Palmas, Spain. 15" x 11"

The end of the long beach in Las Palmas and raised open square beyond overlooking the bay.  A beach has many colours when I observe them.  The more I look, the more colours I see.  Painting done with my trusty 3 colour palette (with a neutral tint added for the darks), which I enjoy using more than my full palette to be honest.  It's interesting sometimes to see the output of some colour combinations without it getting to green/brown/muddy.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press 300 gms.

Demo painting to Chippneham Art Society - Summer 2017 - Lynmouth

Demo chippenham art society

Lynmouth, UK, 22" x 15"

A demo I did last year to the Chippenham Art Society.  Normally when I do demos to art groups I start the session by showing 8 possible scenes (normally photos I have taken relating to the chosen subject type) - in this case a seascape or harbour scene was requested.  Then with a show of hands and trying to get a bit audience participation the photo with the most votes is the painting subject for the night.  So this was chosen from a number of different harbour scenes - mainly UK ones.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms