Snowy lane - Francois R

Fran├žois R winter snow lane

Snowy Lane, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Thanks Francois R for sharing the source photo.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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This post is just for your interest and is not a painting project!

This painting was based on an image shared by a Patron on my Patreon site - - loads of images for painting inspiration!

Online demo via Zoom to Cookham Art Club Sept 2020

Cookham art club demo by tim wilmot

Painting from yesterday's watercolour demo to Cookham Art Club.  I love painting a local scene for art club demos, so this was the centre of their village, and based on a photo from oe of the club members.  Painted in an hour and a half with some questions and answers along the way.....  It was an exercise in perspective, composition and the importance of values in watercolour.  If you are a member of an art club and would like to book me for a demo or paint along experience, please contact me.


Palette and Piano at the Bristol Savages, May 2018

Bristol savages palette and piano 2018

Watercolour, 22" x 15"

Once a year at my painting group, the Bristol Savages, we organise a "Palette and Piano" event.  So the format is 3 artists paired with 3 pianists and over 20 minutes the artist paints with some matching music.  I was very lucky to be playing along with the great Allan Schiller.  I chose the subject and went for a snow scene - a figure with dog walking in the snow and leaving some footprints.  So 20 minutes to do a painting and watched by 90 guests!  - No pressure then!

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms


Bristol Savages Sketch Night - "The Four Seasons"

Bristol savages the four seasons

The Four Seasons, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Bristol Savages Wednesday Sketch night and the Chairman's topic for the evening was "The Four Seasons".  So we have two hours now to complete a painting without the use of any reference material or looking up something on your smartphone.  At first I thought quite a tricky subject to combine 4 seasons onto one picture - but then a let off by the Chairman - "You could of course just focus on one season".  Great!  So I'll just do a snow scene as it's December.  All paintings were sold in aid of 3 worthy charities.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press 300 gms.


Ilfracombe Harbour in some Winter light

Ilfracombe harbour winter light

Ilfracombe, England, 15" x 11".

After a recent visit to this north Devon seaside resort in the UK, I though I would have a go at painting the sheltered harbour here with a bit of  a Winter glow.  So I have used very cool and weak colours and no strong shadows.   A little bit of a yellowy/green for the water and some solid reflections.  To get some contrast in, I have the light coloured boats showing up against a darker background.  The background boats are just rough shapes - what perhaps makes them appear as a boat is a reflection, a mast and a waterline.


Winters Light

Winters light bristol savages

Watercolour, 15" x 11"

A painting done with the 'Bristol Savages' a local painting society where I live.  Each session the artists have two hours to paint a given subject.  The rules are you're not allowed any reference material and you attempt a painting based on that subject.  So this session's topic was 'Winter's Light'.  I decided to go for a snowy scene, a lane which I have done a few times, and have some long shadows coming across the composition - fun to do with a fully loaded mop brush with a good point.


Road to Old Sodbury 2


Old Sodbury, Cotswolds, 15" x 11".

A variation on a previous painting I had done a couple of years  ago.  With not having had much snow in the UK over the last few winters it's difficult to muster enough reference photos, so this scene here was totally fictitious but hopefully captures a quiet country lane in the Cotswolds in the middle of winter.  My usual 'fat man and dog' are making themselves the focal point.