Here’s a golden watercolour from Watermill painting tutor Tim Wilmot, who will be with us for an inspiring painting course this Autumn (Details below). It’s one of his submissions to the annual Bristol Savages Exhibition 2017, a scene with an emphasis on trees with a golden tint to them.
Tim has used the bridge and the figure walking the dog to enhance the composition. He says; “It is good to get a light figure in front of a dark background. As a further enhancement, I could have had the figure reflected in some water!”
I am willing to walk our Labrador Rosa along the riverside if you need us when you are painting there during Tim’s course!
And we can offer you plenty of gold among other wonderful Autumn colours in the glorious unpsoilt Tuscan countryside surrounding the Watermill, with swathes of beech and European oak. And with Tim as your guide, you’ll learn now to loosen our style and capture the essence of the wonderful scenery with your brush, so come and discover the secrets of great watercolours from Tim.
“If we’re in the studio, no problem. There will be opportunity create some watercolour landscapes from some reference photos and we can do exercises on figure work, and getting things like cars or boats into the landscape.
“We all want to take away many things from our time at the Watermill and then the key is to IMPLEMENT at least one thing you have learnt.”
A comment from a previous student: “I’m quite impressed with how you transform a dull image into an impressionistic and beautiful study of light and shadow. You’re great tutor!” Another said: “Like most, I struggle with too much detail. This will help me to “loosen up”. I like how methodical you are and how you capture the light in your paintings. I also find it interesting how your figures are always walking towards the viewer. Seems like most watercolourists have them walking away from the viewer. I think your way brings your paintings to life.”
with Tim Wilmot
To learn more about Tim and his course at The Watermill, please click here.