Painting Holidays in Italy are becoming increasingly popular. Following the success of our painting holiday in Umbria in May 2014 at Villa Capanne we have now booked up a slightly larger 5 * luxury accommodation for 9th-16th May 2015 which sleeps 14 guests, Chiesa del Carmine.
I first stumbled upon this building back in 2004 when it was a derelict church in ruins. Most of the ground floor was buried underground and the roof had collapsed. The bell tower was intact. Although in a sorry state, it was still very paintable so I did a little sketchbook watercolour which you can see above.
During our last Painting Holiday in Italy we were able to see Chiesa del Carmine in its restored state. All our guests were suitable impressed with the very high standard of restoration. The church has its own kitchen, dinning room and reception room which has a grand piano. One of our guests treated us to a wonderful rendition of “Somewhere over the Rainbow” which was a delight.
Six of our previous guests have already booked up for May 2015. There are currently 4 more places available.
I returned a few days later with one of the painting guests so that we could do a watercolour each of the Chiesa del Carmine from a nearby vineyard which you can see above, painted on an Arches Watercolour Block.
There are lots of other amazing views to paint within a short walking distance of the church which will be a joy to anyone who loves to paint “en plein air”.
You can see a recent newsletter about the May 2015 Painting Holidays in Italy by clicking on the link. Should you be interested in finding out more then please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01661 871 800.
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