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Carrer Major Tarragona Spain 2

Carrer Major Tarragona Spain

Tarragona, Spain, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Carrer Major - going for contrasts with the blind and figures against a dark background.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Totnes High Street #2

Totnes high street 2

Totnes, Devon, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

The top of the High Street in Totnes, Devon, UK.  A winter's day and the sun is quite low in the sky.  Playing around with shadows in this one - angular shapes and cool, dark colours.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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Kiosk, street corner, Livorno

Kiosk livorno

Livorno, Italy, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Kiosks are really convenient objects to include in a street scene.  A chance to have a little bit of contrast with the roof against the background - light against dark or vice versa, a chance to include some customers/figures.  This was a demo painting at a recent evening at my art club.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Calle san Agustin, Malaga, Spain

Calle san agustin malaga

Malaga, Spain, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

As I have mentioned in a few postings before, I normally avoid lighting/sun coming from behind me.  It makes for tricky shadows for figures and sometimes it's difficult to get a range of values.  But here I think the dark area on the left, the angle of the roof replicated with the angle of the shadow on the street helped.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Rue du Colonel de Chadois Bergerac - Shady Shopping Street

Rue du Colonel de Chadois Bergerac

Bergerac, France, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

I think every good watercolour painting needs at least one 'clean' line.  Something dominant to lead the eye to or towards a key object.  So here I tried this with the angled support to the shop blind.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


White Buildings - Puerto del Carmen

White buildings puerto del carmen spain

Puerto del Carmen, Spain, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

My current painting project for my Patreon club members this month is how to paint buildings that are white.  So I shared this one of Puerto del Carmen, where nearly all the buildings are white.  But you get a sunny day, and suddenly the values appear.  Dull day?  Give up painting in watercolour in my opinion.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms

 


Values and Shop Window - Bergerac

Values and shop window Bergerac

Bergerac, France, 15" x 11"

I was struggling to find a title for this painting post, but I think Values should be in there somewhere.  I have quite a large range in values on this one and some quirky shadow shapes through this narrow street in Bergerac.  The funny column here with some plants on the top caught my eye as a feature on the street corner.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press 300 gms.