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Of Audubon and birds

I’m laptopping you from a quiet nook in the garden of Audubon House, a small museum in Key West, Florida. In April of 1832, Audubon stayed in this house and counted nineteen species right here in this garden. He also painted some of the locals including the Roseate Spoonbill (I saw five of these overhead this morning), the Brown Pelican and the Great White Heron. Now the evening sky glows and beyond the quay pelicans are diving in the last light....Read On

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  • Feb 20, 2019 to Mar 6, 2019 - COME PAINT MEXICO with Hermann Brandt

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    I am very happy to be teaching two workshops at Casa Buena Art Retreat Center again next year.  Register for one or stay for both.

    THE FIGURE – Feb 20 – 27, ’19. Enjoy working with a live model using dry media. We will deal with proportion, measurement and likeness.

    PLEIN AIR – Feb 27 – Mar 6, ’19. Paint authentic Mexico – village life, beaches and landscape. We will deal with composition, light & shadow, color, value and more.

    Cost: CAN $1800 + GST. Includes instruction, some art supplies, accommodation, all meals, transportation to and from Puerto Vallarta airport, visits to surrounding areas, a jungle boat ride and a lot of fun.

    Contact Jane Romanishko janerom@shaw.ca for the extra 3 day “no-pressure” painting option.

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  • Apr 6, 2019 to Apr 13, 2019 - San Miguel Art Retreat for Women

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    Do you feel stuck in a rut? Need time to reflect on transitions? Long for an extended art-play date? Join Ellie Harold for a unique expressive art-making retreat for 12 women in colonial San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.  Re-establish flow in your life through painting, movement, soulful discussion, and a wealth of cultural, visual and culinary delights. (Everyone has their own room!)

     

    Art practice will encourage intuitive use of color and expressive mark-making with emphasis on process rather than technique. Materials provided or you can bring your own.

     

    An inspired facilitator and prolific oil painter, Ellie invites all experience levels (including none) to participate in Painting for Pleasure.

     

    Visit Ellie’s website to learn more. 

     

  • Apr 10, 2019 to Apr 17, 2019 - The Power of Paint; Creating the WOW factor in your paintings with Dutch artist Carole Boggemann Peirson

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    Location: between Puerto Vallarta & Mazatlan, Mexico

     

    Week-long workshop in gorgeous paradise retreat for beginning and intermediate students in oils (or acrylics with experience). You will learn how to create a painting with beautiful light that captures viewers’ attention and keeps them fascinated. Small group size guarantees personal attention.

     

    While you’re busy creating art and exploring, your friendly hosts at Casa Buena will ensure that your stay is memorable. Outstanding accommodations, food, and field trips will satisfy your desire for both comfort and adventure. Spouses are welcome!

     

    For more info, visit: http://www.casabuenaartretreat.com/Retreat_Carol.htm or contact Carole at: cpeirson@earthlink.net or call: 001-757-678-3340 (EST).

  • May 12, 2019 to May 18, 2019 - Watercolor Painting Holiday Workshop – Lucca Italy, with international, award-winning artist Amanda Brett

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    Come and paint with me in Lucca, Italy, May 2019!!

    My painting holiday workshops are all about the fun of painting in a supportive group environment and is suitable for all levels. Mostly, we’ll be painting en plein air (a nice quiet locale in which to play with our paints!) and enjoying the fresh air. I know Lucca like the back of my hand and will take you to some of my favourites spots!! Each day will start with a short theory session, with an emphasis on quick value sketching then a demonstration of the day’s painting subject out on location. We will also explore subject selection and strategies to tackle complex subjects. After a lunch break, I will let you loose to paint and then come and help each student in turn throughout the afternoon.
    After a well-deserved siesta, we’ll meet up for aperitivi and on to dinner; Lucca’s favourite dining spots will be waiting for us with a special menu just for us!

    Tuition, meals, luxury en suite B&B accommodation, on-ground transfers and excursions are all included!!

    E1895 Euros per painter, no single supplement

    For more information email Amanda

    www.amandabrett.net

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