Jacaranda Trees in blossom, Faro, Portugal


Faro, Portugal, 15" x 11"

I got a bit carried away with the main colour theme here - the purple/lavender of the flowers seemed to have spread into the neighbouring shadows.  Anyway, I am pleased with the overall effect.  I have also used some consistent brush stroke styles here in the trees and shadows to make it a bit more harmonious.  Blue skies always seem to work well butted up against warm terracotta roof tops.


Washing day Livorno

Washing day livorno

Watercolour 15" x 11"

I feel a washing day theme coming on.  hot on the heels of my Vernazza washing day, here's one from Livorno a bit further down the coast.  Maybe a misplaced red car - I normally recommend not having parts of vehicles going off the side, but it sort of works here I think and the parking road marks help take the eye onwards to the building.  I started with two figures on the left, but 2 more 'appeared' on the right after random lighter areas were left from the initial washes.



St Emilion Yellow Parasols

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St Emilion, France, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

This is the bottom of the town as I call it.  On the right is a pizza restaurant bedecked in yellow and yellow parasols.  A contra jour shot looking down to the end of the town.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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

Polperro, Cornwall

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Polperro, Cornwall, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Apart from the building and the shape of the background headland, a made up scene loosely based on Polperro in Cornwall UK.  I try to keep it loose and let the watercolor do its own thing.  While still damp, I do a bit of wet in wet with some darker values and get soft edges.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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

Corner Cafes, Vilamoura Marina

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Vilamoura, Portugal, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

A sharp right-angle corner in the marina and a few canopies over cafes and restaurants along the waters edge.   I thought it made an interesting pattern looking across the tops of the parasols.  Palm trees simply painted with a small round brush and some dry brush marks, flicked to emulate palm fronds.

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 Sketch Night - There will always be an England

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Weekly sketch night at my art society (well we are all at home locations for a bit), the 'Bristol Savages', and the topic for the night was 'There will always be an England'. 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.

My painting is based on a view looking down Gloucester Road and some dramatic shadows.


Wallingford Art Club - 2 hour online demo

Wallingford art club demo

2-hour demo via Zoom to 24 attendees from Wallingford Art Club.  I had selected 4 possible French Street scenes to paint and we all had a vote on what I would attempt for the demo.  Chosen scene was a pretty square in St Emilion South West France.  Demo covered composition, and how to simplify the scene.  Several watercolour techniques were covered and values.

Any art club out there who wants a couple of hours demo in watercolor, please contact me for details!


Live and Online workshop to Onda Creativa - Demo #1


Onda creativa workshop 1

First live and online demo to approx 60 attendees to the Onda Creativa Art Group.  Subject was a Google Street View image of Piazza della Frutta in Padua.  You have to be careful with perspective when using a street view image as your resource - camera is higher than a person so you are looking down more on the scene.  So you have to compensate and imagine you are lower!  Takes a bit of practice.

This was a 2-hour live demo with Q and A during the session run via zoom.  Needs a bit of multi-tasking!

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