A lovely picture by Amanda from half the world away

Painting by Amanda Brett, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany Italy.Here’s a lovely new watercolour by our New Zealand painting tutor Amanda Brett, who will be with us at The Watermill this July. I think it is amazing that, thanks to the marvels of electronic media, we can see recent pictures made by an artist half the world away – and look forward to welcoming Amanda in our own back garden in a few months’ time.

Amanda’s picture above is of the Bean Rock Lighthouse with her favourite island, Browns Island, near Auckland, in the background. And here are a couple of details of the picture: lovely warm colours.

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

We are looking forward to seeing how Amanda and her students capture the unique flavour of the Watermill and the towns and villages nestling in the glorious countryside surrounding the mill. Amanda loves Italy: here’s one of her painting made last year in the nearby city of Lucca, where we’ll go on our Wednesday excursion.

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

Amanda is an experienced workshop tutor, both in her native New Zealand and abroad — and she loves passing on her passion to her students. She says: “I never knew I would love teaching watercolour as much as I do.She adds: It’s my job to help you develop your style and create better art.”

Here’s a comment from one of her students: “Amanda shared all her super secrets with us so freely, and gave each student equal time and attention.” And here’s another:I am primarily a portrait artist but you’ve given me skills to work in other areas I want to pursue too and watching you paint was invaluable. You are a very talented and generous woman, and a wonderful tutor. Yours is only the second watercolour workshop I have ever attended – you can get good artists and you can get good art tutors but it is hard to find the two in one person, and you are gifted at both.”

Amanda painting LuccaSaturday 9 July to Saturday 16 July 2016

Amanda Brett Watercolours

To find out more about Amanda and her 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.

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

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