The Olive Grove
I just returned from spending 10 fabulous days in the south of Spain teaching a watercolor course.
It was a dream come true with good food, perfect weather, and the most amazing time painting.
We did some plein air painting, some pours, and we even painted with wine.
The resort where we stayed is in Andalusia near Villanueva de Tapia, which is about an hour north of Malaga.
We would spend a couple of days painting at the resort. Then spend a day with our cameras touring the local sites before we would repeat the cycle.
Everything was provided for us by Hilary and Mike Powell of Flavour of Spain.
Hilary arranged the tours and Mike was the chef extraordinaire, making us the most amazing Spanish tapas and meals.
All we had to worry about was what would we paint today.
The back of El Molino
Some of my students painting “en plein air”
One of the many views from El Molino
Some of my students painting with wine.
Olive Tree for Nick
(another demonstration piece for the class)
Join the discussion 4 Comments
I'm envious Leslie! It sounds like a wonderful time of sightseeing and creativity!
Looks like a wonderful place!
Laura and Gillian, it was a wonderful and inspiring place.
As an art student researching the work of the Impressionists, I have big help from this site called wahooart.com. It's like a good art library, where, convenient for me,
works of artists are divided into art movements in history. Some of the works I had never seen before.
As the canvas prints are affordable, I ordered online a little size canvas print of my favorite,
A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8EWE3X, by Claude Monet.