Watermill Posara

Steps Monte Del Bianchi

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Monte del Bianchi, Italy, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Anyone who has been on the Watermill Painting Holidays will walk pass these steps on a Friday excursion to the peaceful village of Monte del Biacnchi high up in the hills.  I quite fancied painting this one because of the angular shadows and the high contrast - bright walls and some deep dark shade.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Preserving the whites - Vernazza

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Vernazza, Italy, 15" x 11"

An exercise in preserving the whites - leaving white paper for the very brightest areas of the painting or objects that will be white.  So my plan was to have shadows in the foreground, then contrast with that, a brighter area in the middle, especially the larger boat on the right.  Then some highlights on the harbour wall, bits on the far cliffs and some whites above the harbour which I fashioned into sea gulls.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Market Day Fivizzano 2019

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Fivizzano, Italy, Watercolour 15" x 11"

My 3rd day demo on my October trip to Tuscany. here a plein air painting done on Market day in the town of Fivizzano.  You need to work fast here - by midday they're all gone and you have to paint from memory!  I liked the shadows across the scene and the challenge of painting those complicated market stalls.

Painted on Saunders Waterford. Cold Press, 300 gms

 


Verrucola - Bridge and Castle view - Plein Air from my Tuscany Trip

River valley and bridge Verrucola 2019

Hello everyone.
 
This was our day 2 location - the castle top village of Verrucola, high up in the hills. We were a bit unlucky with the weather. It rained in the morning, so we were confined to the studio where we painted a scene from Pisa. But after a hearty traditional Italian stew, we painted this pretty scene looking at the main bridge across the river valley and the view of the castle with its bell tower. And the sun made an appearance!
 
Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms

2nd Plein Air painting at the 'WaterMill' - Posara main street and Bell Tower

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Posara, Italy, 15" x 11"

My 2nd Plein air painting at the recent workshop I ran at the 'Watermill in Posara'.  Another plein air painting looking down the main street of the village and the church tower at the end.  Good practice of perspective.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms