Archives for September 2019

Carry a sketchbook and create instant memories says Mike Willdridge

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

The sketch above by our enthusiastic and inspiring watercolour painting tutor Mike Willdridge is of the marketplace in the nearby mediaeval walled town of Fivizzano, where we go to on Tuesdays during our Watermill weeks.

Here’s another rapid sketch by Mike, of two of our guests enjoying sunshine and conversation in the Watermill courtyard.

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

Mike always carries a sketchbook with him wherever he goes and considers it a vital part of his artistic life. He’d like you to do the same. He says: It’s incredible how looking back on a past sketchbook will instantly remind you not only of the subject matter but also quite personal feelings you may have experienced at the time. Try it! I don’t keep a diary but my sketchbooks (I have a lot of them) are an instant recall of many, many memories.”

Mike adds: “Maybe a good analogy is that of ‘smells’. How often does a certain smell straight-away remind you of something in your past? I suggest that It’s much the same with a sketchbook.” 

Painting by Mike Willdridge, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy
Mike’s sketch of the peaceful Convento di Carmine, where we go to paint on Thursday during our week-long courses.
Painting by Mike Willdridge, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.

Mike Willdridge works and teaches in a wide range of media and is an enthusiastic and energetic tutor with more than 20 years’ experience. Although his classes are always light-hearted and fun, he is experienced enough to vary the level of ‘teaching’ to individual needs. For more about Mike and his course of the Watermill, please click here.

We already have six bookings on Mike’s course next summer, so now is the time to make your reservation, to be sure of a place ,and don’t forget our enticing Early Bird offer: there is a £75 discount on this inspiring 2020 painting course if you book before the end of this year.

Come with your sketchbook and create your own colourful and enduring memories!

Painting by Mike Willdridge, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.
Mike’s sketch of the millstream bubbling back towards the river

A terrace with a view

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On Tuesdays, after they have enjoyed the sights and sounds of the weekly market in the mediaeval walled town of Fivizzano, and savoured a panino and home-made ice cream in the gelateria in the town’s main square, our painting guests often like to wander down to the Piazza Belvedere, and the terrace with lovely views down the Valley of the River Rosaro towards our village of Posara.

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It’s quite a difficult subject to paint, but our guests go for it with gusto. The photograph at the top of this post is of Mary King, a guest on Maggie Renner Hellmann’s course, getting to work last Tuesday afternoon. And here’s Maggie’s demonstration picture in progress, already a colourful painting, even though it’s only half finished!

Painting by Maggie Renner Hellmann, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.
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Maggie describes her painting week as a Courageous Color Workshop and we are looking forward to welcoming her back next year for not one, but two, weeks, capturing the wonderful scenery of Lunigiana surrounding the Watermill in colourful pictures. Her weeks will run from Saturday 12 September to Saturday 19 September 2020 and from Saturday 19 September to Saturday 26 September 2020. We would love you to join us.

You can find out more about Maggie and her courses in 2020 by clicking here. As I always say this time of year, now really is the time to book to be sure of your place, and to take advantage of our Early Bird Discount Offer: £75 (English pounds) per person off either of Maggie’s inspiring Courageous Color workshops. Come for one week if you like, or double the fun by booking two!

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A terrace with a view: Maggie shows how to paint it.

Here’s something fishy about the Italian language – and trust us, we know our chickens!

The Watermill at Posara for painting, creative writing, knitting, and Italian language holidays/vacations/workshops, Tuscany, Italy.

The Italians are rather fond of fish, not only to eat, but to invigorate their language. For example, if you are going to engage enthusiastically in any activity, you throw yourself like a fish: buttarsi come un pesce.

That’s just what you’ll be doing if you join us on our inspiring Italian Language course at the Watermill next August. Not only will you improve your Italian on our unique, interactive course, but you’ll also enjoy la bella vita Italiana in the heart of rural Tuscany and savour the Watermill’s warm hospitality. In fact, we’ll treat you like ‘un pesce grosso’, a big fish, or big shot, to us English and Americans. (And we promise never to trattare a pesci in faccia, literally to treat with fishes in your face, to show you disrespect.)

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With the Florentine language school Langues Services and our old friend Francesca la Sala, we’ve designed a week in which you can learn Italian in the most natural and enjoyable way ever, meeting Italian people and interacting with their everyday lives. it will run from Saturday 22 August to Saturday 29 August 2020. Not only will there be formal lessons under the vine verandah (some 20 hours in the week), but we’ll also be making trips and excursions to enjoy the natural beauty of Lunigiana, the area surrounding the mill, to explore its history and culture, to sample its traditional foods – and above all, to meet the people, speaking Italian, practising what we’ve learned.

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Your immersion into the language and culture of real Italians will be customised for you, to suit your curiosity and your interests, helping you to treasure everything you learn and make it a seamless part of who you are. You will have the perfect opportunity to make new friends in the company of like-minded people learning and improving their Italian language skills… and enjoying unspoilt Italy and, of course, fantastic food and wine.

The Watermill at Posara for painting, creative writing, knitting, and Italian language holidays/vacations/workshops, Tuscany, Italy.
The Watermill at Posara for painting, creative writing, knitting, and Italian language holidays/vacations/workshops, Tuscany, Italy.

This exciting language course is suitable for all levels of ability, because of the special approach of the Langues Services language school. Its philosophy and method are inspired Professor Bertrand Schwartz of Paris University, who overturned the concept of teaching to adults, with an approach that develops not only theoretical knowledge but practical know-how as well. The aim is to enhance the personal qualities of each student, tailoring the teaching to their needs and ambitions and establishing mutual, active and confident relationships, where the student is the true protagonist in the course. The motto is ‘action first, knowledge after.’

One previous course participant said: “A super language week: well organised, giving us a taste of the ‘real Italy.’ Despite the disparity in ability our tutor managed to help all of us towards a better understanding and production of the Italian language. The lessons were fun, interactive and helped me enormously.” Another added: “Our tutor was fantastic and designed a course that we could all follow at our own level.” 

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Learning the language under the shade of the vine verandah-

Everything is included in the cost of your holiday at the watermill: tuition, accommodation, pre-dinner aperitifs, all meals and wines (including outings to charming local restaurants) and all local transportation. You get to Pisa, Italy, we do the rest!

To recap, our Italian Language week will run from Saturday 22 August to Saturday 29 August 2020. You can find out more by clicking here.

We already have eight people booked into this course, so we only have room for four or so more. If you’d like to join us for this unique course, to be sure of your place now is the time to book especially as we have an Early Bird Discount Offer: if you book before 31 December 2019 there’s a £75 (English pounds) per person discount. Nothing fishy about that!

Seventeen words sum up Vicki’s painting (and teaching) philosophy

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

Our exciting painting tutor Vicki Norman, who will be with us for a week’s course in oils and watercolours en plein air, can sum up her painting philosophy in a few words: “I just love to paint. And I love to travel. And to teach other people to paint.” She adds: “That’s it really.

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After graduating in Fine Art, Vicki studied with master painters from Italy and the USA, all the time searching for traditional skills and methods which can be applied to paintings of a modern world. She says: “My fondness for travelling and painting has naturally led me into the world of plein air painting. Working quickly on location to capture the essence of a time and place encourages a looser, more impressionist style of painting.

“This puts an emphasis on atmosphere rather than detail, and colour is the vehicle through which I seek to capture light and place. Colour is everything, the harmony of colours together on the canvas and the thick, creamy blobs of paint on the surface inspire me every time. I really do just love paint and I love making paintings.”

Vicki’s oil painting above is an olive tree in the gardens of the Convento di Carmine, an ancient monastery which is one of our venues during our painting weeks. Here’s another stunning plein air painting by Vicki: a study of the Apuan Alps near the Watermill.

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

Vicki says: “The bright yellow of the ginestra at the front contrasted beautifully with the lilac of the marble- capped mountains behind. I knew if I could capture the colours of the moment, I could use them for subsequent studio paintings at home.

You, too, will be painting those sensational mountains on Vicki’s course. She will be with us for a week teaching in oils and watercolours* from Saturday 20 June to Saturday, 27 June 2020. You can find out more by clicking here. *The course is primarily in oils and watercolours, but Vicki is happy to teach in other mediums, too.

Here’s a comment from one of our guests on Vicki’s week at the Watermill last year: “Thank you for giving us such a lovely time at the Watermill: it was way beyond my expectations and Vicki’s tuition took me out of my comfort zone, which is what I needed. I’m looking forward to putting my new plein air skills to practice.”

Everything is included in the cost of your holiday at the watermill: tuition, accommodation, pre-dinner aperitifs, all meals and wines (including outings to charming local restaurants) and all local transportation. You get to Pisa, Italy, we do the rest!

Painting by Vicki Norman, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.
A lazy afternoon at the Italian seaside, by Vicki Norman

We already have four people booked into Vicki’s 2020 course, so now really is the time to reserve your place, especially as we have an Early Bird Discount Offer if you book now: there is a £75 (English pounds) per person discount on Vicki’s painting holiday at the Watermill if you book before 31 December 2019.

You can find out more about all our inspiring creative courses at https://watermill.net/. (Or just type ‘watermill.net’ into your search engine)

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Raining at a Watermill painting location? It ain’t necessarily so when Sandra Strohschein is about!

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

I’ve always loved this dynamic watercolour demonstration painting by one of our most popular tutors Sandra Strohschein. It’s a view through one of the gateways from the imposing castle of Verrucola and the village nestling around its 13th Century walls. This is our painting venue on Mondays, before enjoying an authentic Italian lunch in the trattoria beside the bridge.

The picture purports to illustrate the consequences of a sudden rain squall, with our painting guests huddled under their umbrellas while another umbrella spins topsy-turvy on the ground

Sandra is very proud of this dramatic watercolour, and so she should be. But one small meteorological point: it didn’t rain at all during that morning painting session! Sandra simply wanted to show her students techniques for capturing the effects of wind and rain on the landscape, so she made up the whole watery scene, wind, umbrellas and all. All great art is an illusion and what a fine example we have in Sandra’s demonstration picture. We liked it so much it’s now hanging in the Watermill’s inspiring picture gallery on our sitting room wall.

Sandra Strohschein, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy

Sandra Stroschein is one of our longest serving and most popular painting tutors. I’ve lost count of the number of times she has run sun-filled (but it does rain occasionally!), fun-filled painting weeks, but it must be round about 10 by now.

And we’re looking forward to welcoming her back again in 2020, for not one, but two glorious weeks in 2020. Her courses in watercolour will run from Saturday 30 May to Saturday 6 June 2020 and from Saturday 6 June to Saturday 13 June 2020. We would be delighted if you could join us for one or both of them. You can find out more about Sandra and her course(s) at the Watermill by clicking here.

Here’s another Sandra Strohschein (sunlit) picture, of the view down the valley towards Posara from the nearby walled mediaeval town of Fivizzano, where we go with our groups not only to paint but to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the weekly market.

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

If you fancy capturing the stunning Tuscan countryside, rain or shine, now is the time to book, particularly with our Early Bird Discount Offer: If you book before 31 December 2019 there’s a £75 (English pounds) per person discount on this fabulous 2020 painting holiday.

Everything is included in the cost of your holiday at the watermill: tuition, accommodation, pre-dinner aperitifs, all meals and wines (including outings to charming local restaurants) and all local transportation.

You get to Pisa, Italy, we do the rest!

You can find out more about all our inspiring creative courses by clicking here.

Sandra Strohschein, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.
You can be sure of a sunny welcome from Sandra and the Watermil team.

Introducing our first Indian painting tutor, Milind Mulick: pouring heart and soul into his colourful watercolours

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

We are delighted to welcome Milind Mulick, a watercolour artist from Pune in India, to the international team of Watermill painting tutors. Milind has gained a remarkable reputation in his own country and, increasingly worldwide, for his atmospheric paintings.

That is one of them above: Wildflower Fields. And below, Milind’s take on one of the sensational seaside villages of the Cinque Terre, one of the venues for our Wednesday excursion during our painting weeks.

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

Milind has been painting in watercolours for more than 30 years, his artistic journey beginning in childhood, following his father, also a painter. As well as being influenced by the great British watercolourists like Edward Wesson and Edward Siego, Milind has absorbed the styles of Indian artists too. He has won many awards and written a dozen books on watercolour painting.

Below is a very atmospheric painting from his native India: Milind calls it Wet Road and he says: “I like to paint what I see…but scenes like this when you are in a hurry to go someplace noise, rain and irritation … who would want to paint it? But when I first discovered the possibility of painting such a scene, it was a eureka moment. To maintain the feeling of hustle and bustle of the city and yet not making an overworked attempt was a challenge here. The rain was on my side, giving reflections on the road and creating a monochrome misty atmosphere.”

Milind has also been teaching for many years. “Teaching gives me great pleasure: I love meeting new people and helping them realise their artistic potential.” As a previous student says: “Milind pours his heart and soul into his paintings and believes in spreading his knowledge.”

Milind will be with us for his course, which he calls Colourful Watercolours, from Saturday 3 October to Saturday 10 October 2020 and already we have five people booked in! So, if you’d like to join us now is really the time to reserve your place, particularly since we have an enticing Early Bird discount offer of £75 (English pounds) if you book before 31 December 2019. You can find out more about Milind and his course at the Watermill by clicking here.

Everything is included in the cost of your holiday at the watermill: tuition, accommodation, pre-dinner aperitifs, all meals and wines (including outings to charming local restaurants) and all local transportation.

You get to Pisa, Italy, we do the rest! Here is another exhilarating Milind Mulick

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

You can find out more about all our inspiring creative courses by clicking here.

Passionate pastellist Mary Padgett: another inspiring tutor for 2020

Mary Padgett, from Syracuse, New York, USA, is not only passionate about pastels, but remarkable for her use of colour and for her enthusiasm for painting on location. She says: “There is no better way to visit Italy than as a plein air artist! We’ll focus on observation with all our senses; looking, listening, and smelling the unique character of the Tuscan landscape to create drawings and paintings from the experience.  Our time in Italy will be richer than that of most tourists who simply pass through.”

Mary’s plein air pastel above, A Tuscan Hillside, celebrates the rhythmic pattern of dark vertical cypress juxtaposed against soft, organic blue-green olive trees, and the geometric shapes of terracotta roofs. Below is another subtle pastel, San Martino a Mensola, inspired by “bright spring light bouncing through the sky and the exquisite asymmetrical balance of the two cypress with the larger church building.”

Mary’s students love her teaching. As one of them says: “Your gentle nudges have given us all better way of seeing.”  Another says: “You went out of your way to help beginners as well as more advanced artists.” Mary says: “My role is to create a supportive working environment, encouraging creative exploration, and furthering each participant’s evolution as an artist.”

Mary’s week-long course in pastels* will run from Saturday 26 September to Saturday, 3 October 2020. *While pastels are her passion (and she will work in soft pastels during her week-long course at the Watermill), Mary is also happy to teach in other portable media, too, such as oils and acrylics, in which she is also a skilled practitioner.

You can learn more about Mary and her course at the Watermill by clicking here.

Although this course is more than a year away, we are already taking bookings for 2020 and our creative courses for next year are filling fast. So if you want to be sure of your place, now is the time to book, especially as we have an Early Bird discount of £75 per person (English pounds, about $90) on all our 2020 creative courses if you reserve your place before the end of this year.

Come and join Mary in the glorious Tuscan countryside. We would love to welcome you here. Here is another glorious pastel, of an Italian terrace, to whet your appetite.

Randy Hale’s passions are painting and travel: join him in beautiful rural Tuscany, Italy to enjoy both to the full

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

We are delighted to welcome Randy Hale, an exciting watercolour painter from Colorado in United States, to the international team of Watermill tutors..

As well as his workshops in the USA, Randy has taken painting groups all over the world and he’s excited about discovering the unspoiled delights of our area of rural Tuscany. His painting above is of the seaside village of Vernazza, in the Cinque Terre, one of the locations you can visit on your Wednesday excursion during your Watermill painting week

After a successful business career, Randy returned to his first love, watercolour painting. But his true passion has proved to be sharing his knowledge as a teacher. And he loves discovering new locations in which to paint expressive watercolours and encourages students to do the same. One of Randy’s previous students said: He knows his stuff and he knows how to teach! The best watercolour instructor I have ever had!” Another said: He’s an excellent artist and instructor, offering clear and positive help.”

Here’s another of Randy’s vibrant watercolours, this time of a riverside café in Regensburg in Germany.

Randy will be with us for his watercolour course from Saturday 13 June to Saturday, 20 June 2020. We love you to join us. You can find out more about Randy and his course at the Watermill by clicking here

Everything is included in the cost of your holiday at the watermill: tuition, accommodation, pre-dinner aperitifs, all meals and wines (including outings to charming local restaurants) and all local transportation.

You get to Pisa, Italy, we do the rest!

We already have nine people booked in for Randy’s course, so to be sure of a place now is the time to book, especially when you can take advantage of our Early Bird discount: If you book before 31 December 2019 there’s a £75 (English pounds, about $90) per person discount on this fabulous 2020 painting holiday.

As well as beautiful scenery and expert painting tuition, you’ll enjoy delicious home-cooked Italian food, convivial company and, of course, aperitivi under the vine Verandah before dinner each night. Randy’s picture below, called Happy Hour, captures the spirit.

You can find out more about everything at the Watermill by clicking here.

“Much to her mother’s indignation, the young Brienne Brown owned little clothing that was not covered in paint…” Introducing another new, exciting Watermill painting tutor

Painting by Brienne M Brown, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.

From a very young age, Brienne M Brown showed talent in art and music, but wanted to pursue a career in the sciences. She obtained a Masters degree in chemistry and then worked in a toxicology lab, but as the years wore on, she realised she wanted to have more art in her life.

After leaving work to raise her first child in 2008, Brienne had the opportunity to paint more consistently. Prioritizing painting, and taking workshops from artists she admired, paid off. Soon she was not only exhibiting and entering shows regularly, but also winning awards. She is a signature member of the US National Watercolor Society.

Her painting above is called On the Porch. Brienne says: “I love painting nostalgic scenes like this.  This is the porch of a friend of mine which is not dramatic or spectacular, but special to me and therefore nostalgic.  However, what made it a great subject to paint were the shadow shapes and patterns of the chairs.  That is what I look for in a great painting subject.”

Brienne is passionate about watercolour and plein air painting. She says: “I find beauty in everyday life. Each painting reminds me of where I was, the experiences I had, the sounds, smells, and the people I met … and I enjoy sharing how I see the world.”  Brienne adds: “Painting in Italy is just a dream come true.” 

And here is another great watercolour, this one called Commerce Corner.

Painting by Brienne M Brown, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.

Brienne says: I loved the sun on this building and the long shadows that crossed the street I am so grateful to have painted here because this area was hit this fall by the Hurricane Michael and the entire town of Apalachicola, FL was flooded.  This street was totally under water.  This is one reason I love to paint older, historic places.  You never know how long something sill last, so I love to experience locations by painting en plein air.  The painting has so much more meaning to me.”

During her workshop, Brienne will demonstrate and explain her painting process for plein air painting, sharing some great exercises and practices that will help you become a better artist. Using strong value sketches, bold washes, and quick energetic strokes, Brienne will show you how to bring excitement into your paintings. No experience in watercolour painting is necessary, but some drawing experience is recommended.

A comment from one of her previous students: “Brienne’s workshop is great. She goes through each step guiding you through the process clearly while demonstrating her techniques and approach. I really learned a lot from her critique, as well… I would highly recommend her workshop to ANYONE, wanting to learn watercolor, beginner or advanced painter.”

Everything is included in the cost of your holiday at the Watermill: tuition, accommodation, pre-dinner aperitifs, all meals and wines (including outings to charming local restaurants) and all local transportation.

You get to Pisa, Italy, we do the rest!

You can find out more about all our inspiring creative courses by clicking here. (Or, just type ‘watermill.net’ into your search engine)

And don’t forget there is an Early Bird Discount of £75 (seventy-five English pounds, about $90) per person if you book before the end of 2019. We already have nine painters booked into Brienne’s course, so we only have room for three more painters (and their non-painting partners, if they’d like to join them). So, hurry now to reserve your place: you know it makes sense! We would love to welcome you here.

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Roses in the Watermill garden.

Introducing another new Watermill painting tutor: the watercolour world of Grahame Booth

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

We are delighted to welcome Grahame Booth to the Watermill painting tutors team. He will be with us to teach in watercolours from Saturday 25 April to Saturday 2 May 2020.

Grahame paints only in watercolour, and his success is reflected in the numerous awards he has won over many years. Also, his YouTube channel now has more than 20,000 subscribers. Grahame only started to paint in his early 30s, some 30 years ago, and, because he clearly remembers the problems and frustrations of learning to master watercolours, he is a particularly sympathetic tutor.

Grahame’s painting above is called Market Day and shows how you can successfully paint crowds by painting a few people with reasonable accuracy and just suggesting the rest. You will be able to try the techniques yourself when we go on Tuesdays to our nearby walled mediaeval town of Fivizzano to enjoy, and sketch, the weekly market there.

Here’s another lovely Grahame watercolour, this time of a courtyard in the French town of Lumieres:

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

Grahame believes that plein air painting is the key to success in this beautiful medium and he will show how to use a logical approach to translate the landscape into watercolours full of light, excitement and impact. One previous student said: “Grahame can both paint and teach. He can manage a group of all levels and everyone learns and improves. Most importantly it’s always fun.”

We already have six people signed up for Grahame’s 2020 course at the Watermill, so if you’d like to join us, now really is the time to book. And don’t forget our Early Bird discount offer: If you book before 31 December 2019 there’s a £75 (English pounds) per person discount on this fabulous 2020 painting holiday.

Everything is included in the cost of your holiday at the watermill: tuition, accommodation, all meals and wines (including outings to charming local restaurants) and local transportation. You get to Pisa, we do the rest!

You can find out more about Grahame at his course at the Watermill by clicking here. We would love you to join us.

Creating the feeling of strong sunshine: Grahame’s picture in Salernes, France