Archives for September 2015

A bridge for the Wall of Fame: another great Mike watercolour

 

Painting by Mike Willdridge, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany Italy.We were talking yesterday about the new picture by Trevor Lingard which is soon to be hanging in the Wall of Fame in the Watermill sitting room.

And here’s another one: a magnificent watercolour of the back of the mill, with the millstream overspill and one of our gardener Flavio‘s famous bridges with curvy handrails. It’s by our friendly and enthusiatioc painting tutor Mike Willdridge. Isn’t it great?

You can come and join Mike and paint this and many other inspiring scenes for yourself during his course at the Watermill next year. Don’t forget our Early Bird discount: £GBP 75 off all our 2016 painting courses if you book before the end of 2015. (See below.)

Painting by Mike Willdridge, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany Italy.

Mike Willdridge’s watercolour of the River Rosaro as it flows beside the watermill

Mike new head and shoulders FINALMike Willdridge will be with us from Saturday 27 August to Saturday 3 September 2016, Mike will concentrate on watercolour and drawing, but is also happy also to teach in gouache and acrylics.

Mike especially values drawing as a way of recording/responding to everyday events and makes constant use of a sketchbook. He’ll encourage you to do the same and to take a sketchbook on location, building up a journal of memories of your time at the watermill and in the unspoilt countryside of Lunigiana.

Some comments from our guests on his previous courses at The Watermill, many of whom were returning for another inspiring week at the watermill:  “Thank-you so much for a wonderful holiday. I enjoyed it very much. You were such generous and friendly hosts and Mike was an excellent painting tutor. The food was exceptional and, of course, the mill itself is great and in such a beautiful setting.”  “Thank you for yet another delightful holiday. So many special aspects to enjoy.  I just loved it.” 

Painting by Mike Willdridge, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany Italy.

Mike’s sketch of the castle of Verrucola, where we go to paint on Mondays

Early Bird discount: book now! If you book before 31 December 2015 there’s a £75 per person discount on this fabulous 2016 painting holiday. To find out more about Mike and his course at the watermill next year, please click here. And to enquire about availability and/or reserve your place, please click here. 

  *** Why not bring your non-painting partner as well? There’s a generous £200 discount for him/her if they share a room with you  — and there’s plenty for them to do. Have a look at our Partner’s Activities suggestions by clicking here.