Out on location with Tim Wilmot

 

Painting by Tim Wilmot, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.Our charming and talented English watercolour tutor Tim Wilmot has just sent me some pictures of demonstration paintings he made during his first-ever course with us this year. We’ve put them up on his Tutor Page on the Watermill website, but I thought it would be good to share them with you here, too.

On the first Sunday, Tim had all the Watermill gardens, the riverside, the millstream, the river and more to choose from for his first location. What did he choose?: The road through the village! Quirky or what? That’s his demonstration picture above:

Tim says: “Our first day out and ease into our painting with a simple scene of the main road in Posara, just up from the Watermill.  Now, don’t worry, it’s a quiet road and we’re painting normally on a Sunday, so we only have to keep out of the way of the local church goers.  So, a simple scene looking down the street and an exercise in perspective and composition, plus deciding whether to go portrait or landscape orientation.”

The next day we go to the nearby village of Verrucola, with its imposing castle. No traffic in the street where Tim set up this day.

Painting by Tim Wilmot, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.

Tim says: This is a quiet little village with narrow streets and dominated by the castle.  Here I focus on the steps – repetition can work well in the composition and also placement of shadows.  And we also try to get figures into our painting to add more interest and a sense of scale.”

On Tuesday we go to the walled Medieval town of Fivizzano:

Painting by Tim Wilmot, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.

Tim says: “Fivizzano Market Day is Tuesday – the morning offers an open-air market spread around the Medici fountain in the centre of town.  This was a plein air demonstration, looking up towards the square and the church bell tower. I tend to not overdo the figures’ legs if they’re in deep shade.  Just a hint of them.”

Wednesday is excursion day. Tim says: “Our day out visiting the beautiful coastal area of Cinque Terre with five very pretty seaside villages.  Now you don’t have to paint on this day – relax and do some sightseeing if you want to.  I’ll be painting as usual and will try and find a relaxing place to position myself with a lovely scene in front of us.  So, this is Vernazza, looking across the bay to the lovely buildings on the other side, some nice shadows crossing the scene, and some bed linen hanging out to dry.”

Painting by Tim Wilmot, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.

We liked the Vernazza painting so much that it is now hanging in the Watermill.

We’ve other stunning locations for you later in the week, in a secluded convent and a hilltop village, but you’ll have to come to discover them for yourselves. And you’ll also, no doubt, be painting by the river:

Painting by Tim Wilmot, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.

Tim Wilmot’s impression of the riverside by The Watermill

We had a wonderful week with Tim and we are looking forward to welcoming him, and his wife Sheila, back for another inspiring week next year. As well as an exciting artist, Tim is also an inspiring teacher and on his course, suitable for all levels, he’ll help you to improve your drawing skills, loosen up your style, learn how to incorporate figures in a landscape as well as nurturing you own artistic ambitions. As one student of Tim’s says: “I can’t help being inspired by the careful and wonderfully measured strokes of a genius.”

And here’s what guests had to say about their week here with Tim: “It was a terrific week. Thank you both and all the staff for a wonderful and very spoiling holiday at The Watermill.”  “Thank you for such a lovely week. We really did enjoy ourselves and learnt so much.” 

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with Tim Wilmot

To learn more about Tim and his course at The Watermill, please click here. 

And don’t forget our Early Bird discount:

If you book before 31 December 2017 there’s a £GBP 75 per person discount on this fabulous 2018 painting holiday.  To enquire about availability and/or to reserve your place, please use our Painting Holiday Enquiry Form by clicking here.

Here’s another atmospheric demonstration painting by Tim to whet your appetite. (Clue: It’s the Friday location!)

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