Capture the essence and beauty in and around the Cinque Terre with strong, fluid watercolour. Susie, an English artist that lives in Vernazza, will encourage you to be bold, experimental but most of all to be ‘free’ and to enjoy the painting process.
The key to bold fluid watercolours (without the safety net of a pencil underdrawing) is courage, preparation and spontaneity. As a medium it can be delicate and transparent or vibrant and rich in consistency.
Mastering watercolour takes years of practice, forging a special relationship between you and the materials; therefore these few hours are not aimed at producing a “pretty painting” but rather encouraging you to be bold and free in your approach, creating experimental studies to give you a taste of the many possibilities this wonderful medium is capable of.
After meeting up with Susie in Vernazza, she will take you to the chosen painting location for the session. There you will first absorb the beautiful surroundings then Susie will chat about the aims of the lesson and will do a short demonstration on preparing the paint in advance. We will start with ‘loosening up’ mark making to get you into the flow, then she will be there to show you some watercolour techniques and guide you on a one-to-one level to meet your individual creative needs, whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced painter.
Tour available: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – all year
Meeting point: Vernazza (at the top of the town near the post office)
Time: 9.30 am
Duration: 3.5 hours
Price: Euro 139 per person
Participants: Min 1 / Max 4
Price includes: Painting lesson and material: Watercolor tubes, watercolor brushes, various watercolor papers, Boards, mixing palettes, Wax, paper folders
Language: The tour takes place in English or Italian depending on the group composition
To bring with you: Please wear comfortable shoes