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Painting Holiday in Umbria

Perugia Street Scene
Via Dell’Orso, Umbria

We’ve just returned from a weeks painting holiday in Umbria, Italy where we took 10 guests to stay at the luxury accommodation Villa Capanne.

Five of the guests were painting, the others were happy to enjoy the visits to nearby towns such as Cortona, Assisi, Spello and Perugia and of course to sample the local food and wine. To help the students with their painting “en plein air” I like to lead by example, so I did a number of watercolours in my leather-bound sketchbook and on Arches Watercolour Blocks.

Above is an original watercolour of a tiny street in Perugia. It’s based on some of the sketchbook watercolours I have painted on our visits to Perugia. Umbrian towns are often on the top of hills. Narrow streets like this are typical of the region and are great fun to paint.

Quote from one of our guests: “Thanks to Alan & Susan Reed for an amazing week’s painting holiday in Italy. Food, scenery, everything exceeded expectations! 5* would not do the week justice!! Made some lovely new friends! Thoroughly recommend it when they do their next one – but be warned – Alan can be a hard task master (in our own interest!!).”

Mr A. Rapley

The next painting holiday in Umbria is  scheduled for 30th August – 6th September 2014 with another one planned for May 2015.

For more information about the Painting Holiday in Umbria and to request a brochure for September 2014 please email 

To see more paintings of Italy visit my Studio & Gallery in Ponteland, Northumberland or our website

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