A wonderful wedding gift from Keith

Painting by Keith Hornblower, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.How’s this for a charming and unique wedding present? English watercolour artist Keith Hornblower, who will be a tutor at The Watermill this Summer, has just painted this wonderful wedding gift.

He says: “I was recently contacted by a young lady who is getting married very soon; she wanted a painting of the spot where the proposal took place as a gift for her new husband. Lucky for me, he proposed in Fitzroy Square, which I know very well; the buildings are magnificent, having been designed by the great Robert Adam.”

Keith adds: “I didn’t want it to look too illustrative/photographic and it took me a great deal of effort to hold off the detail; my architectural illustrator hat had to be locked away in a cupboard. Instead, I wanted to capture the atmosphere of the place; the tracery of the tree shadows across the façade, the contrast of dark trees against light buildings. I wish the couple a long and happy life together and hope the painting is a constant reminder of the joyous day.”

Why not come and paint with Keith at his week-long course at The Watermill this August. We still have a few places left. We can’t promise you a classical Robert Adam Square. But we can offer sunlit Italian piazzas, castles, fountains, convents, mountains – and much else beside.

Fabio Fiv market Jun 13  SUE Convent Caroline Chapman Monte 2Come and capture them all with Keith on his week-long painting course at The Watermill this Summer. He will be here from Saturday 13 August to Saturday 20 August 2016.

Keith painting picKeith Hornblower is an acclaimed English painter in watercolour, teaching and demonstrating to art societies and universities in the UK with enthusiasm and great humour. His approach is dynamic and spontaneous, dispelling the fear of white paper and encouraging people to let go and have fun. He stresses the importance of capturing the light and observation of tonal values, often using a very limited palette of colours to make things easier for his students.

Some comments from some of Keith’s previous students: “A magician with paint, your paintings always have the most wonderful light.” “Brilliant! This is what watercolour is all about for me — so free and fresh. What fun for you and your very lucky audience.” “A great tutor and so very helpful with techniques and tips.”

Keith plus pictureKeith Hornblower 13 August to 20 August 2016 


To learn more about Keith, his course at the mill and to see some of his pictures, 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 Keith Hornblower, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany Italy.

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