An immersive week of observational watercolour in Andalucia roaming the breathtaking landscape and getting close up to nature – flowers, fruit, vegetables, bugs, butterflies and bugs. The perfect chance to bask in the sunshine, rest, relax, and paint! Whatever we find that captures our interest! All welcome from the complete beginner to the accomplished artist.
DATE: 17th – 24th May 2022
WHAT IS INCLUDED? * Full-board accommodation in private ensuite twin bedroom * 5 days’ painting tuition (average 4 hours per day) * A tapas tour in Granada city * An opportunity to display your work at local exhibition * Excursions * Transfers to and from Granada Airport * Flights are NOT included.
COURSE DETAILS: Painting plants and insects in detail with the additional opportunity to paint on vellum or gold under the guidance of Mariella Baldwin who has discovered the delight of painting the natural world on vellum and gold, referring to the historical traditions of illumination. Vellum is a precious material and had the ability to give a precision of detail and an ephemeral glow to watercolours. Painting on gold metal leaf with casein creates a different sort of glow – as Derek Jarman observed ‘Gold is not a colour, but it nestles up to the colours and shows them off.’ Painting on paper too will be an option if required.