There are still a few places available for our Painting Holiday, Italy May 2015. This year we’ve booked the luxurious 5* Chiesa del Carmine set in a picturesque valley in Umbria.
Susan and I first stayed in this stunning valley at Casa San Gabriel (which boasts commanding views looking towards Assisi) back in 2004. The owners, David and Chrissie, commissioned me to do a painting of their properties which had been lovingly restored into holiday homes. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we’ve kept coming back ever since!
The dates for this Painting Holiday, Italy are 9th-16th May 2015. Six of the guests from last year have re-booked and this is what one couple had to say about the trip.
“My wife and I decided to go on a painting and sketching holiday last year organized by Alan Reed.
The location was in the Italian region of Umbria. Our expectations were high but were far exceeded by the actual experience.
A combination of beautiful scenery, superb accommodation and professional guidance made it an unforgettable event”.
Thank you Alan. Léon and Linda.
Susan and I will be taking guests out to some of the nearby towns and villages so that the painters can learn how to paint “en plein air”. I’ll be leading by example through my sketchbook watercolours and larger studies painted on Arches Watercolour Blocks.
I’ll also be showing the benefit of sketching in moleskine sketchbooks to improve ones drawing techniques.
Non painting guests will be able to explore the places we visit knowing that Susan will be on hand to translate any Italian if required. There will also be time to chill out in the beautiful grounds of Chiesa del Carmine or go for relaxing walks in the valley. Included in the price is the accommodation, breakfasts and evening meals.
To find out more, please contact Susan or myself.
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