We’ve just returned from a weeks Painting Holiday in Italy where we took 10 guests to stay at the luxury accommodation Villa Capanne in northern Umbria.
Whilst five of the guests were producing paintings of Italy, 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. One of the guests enjoyed several rounds of golf at the Antognolla championship course.
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 one of several watercolours I painted of the olive trees that grace the gardens of Villa Capanne.
At the end of the week I gave an informal and relaxed critique of the guests work carried out throughout the week.
The whole trip was such a success that we have planned a second painting holiday in Italy for 9th – 16th May 2015.
Mr A. Rapley
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