Mark couldn’t hang around when painting this scene

Painting by Mark Warner, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.Our inspiring and talented Watermill painting tutor Mark Warner recently sent us this charming painting of the Conwy Estuary, North Wales. He says “It was a lovely day, but I couldn’t hang around as the tide was coming in!”

Later Mark went back to the studio to work on what he had achieved during that day. You won’t have to worry about tides during Mark’s week-long painting holiday at The Watermill, just enjoy the bubbling waters of the river and the millstream and take your time in the glorious scenery surrounding the mill.

The Watermill at Posara for painting, knitting, yoga, holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.

Mark Warner is a specialist in acrylics/watercolours incorporating conte/pastel and his painting course here will run from Saturday 22 July to Saturday 29 July 2017.

Mark lives in Shropshire in England and is not only a respected artist but also a highly professional tutor with many years of teaching experience. Mark is passionate about working outside, tutoring numerous day and residential plein air holidays. His sessions are very popular — and he leads by example, creating a relaxed and encouraging environment.  He says “I adore using colour while interpreting the light, weather and a love for the materials. I work directly in the field (literally on many occasions!) from sketches created outside as well as notes/photographs taken on location.”

Sketching is at the heart of Mark’s work: “This is important in the development of a piece and on many occasions, forming an integral part of the painting itself.” Mark works on coloured grounds, incorporating aspects of mark-making and directional brushstrokes within the work. He says: “I continue to draw inspiration from the landscape, although subject matter can be broad and at times very different.” 

This is the sort of Tuscan view around the Watermill that will inspire him — and you!

A local view, thanks to the Ciao Lunigiana blog

A local view, thanks to the Ciao Lunigiana blog

Mark at easelPainting by Mark Warner, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.22 to 29 July 2017 Mark Warner

Acrylics/watercolours incorporating conte/pastel Two or three places left

To learn more about Mark and his course at The Watermill, please click here.

Lunigiana panorama


  1. Margery says:

    Love it

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