Thanks for the thistley memory Judy

The Watermill at Posara for painting, knitting, yoga, holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.Judy Gluckman from New Zealand, who came on Sandy Strohschein’s watercolour painting week here recently, sent us this colourful picture of the preserved thistles that grace a corner of the Watermill dining room:

She writes: “My week at The Watermill was better than I could have imagined.  We were fed watered and dined in style and managed to eat huge meals which were all extra delicious.  My favourite was on the first night, which was the Gorgonzola soufflé, divine indeed. 

“Sandy was full of enthusiasm and talent and made every day a joy.  To have two chances most days to paint was utter heaven and in such wonderful surroundings. I didn’t paint a masterpiece but thoroughly enjoyed my week.  I hope to remember some of the tricks Sandy taught us and use them in the future. 

“Thank you so very much for giving me such a social week which I will never forget.”

Why not come to the Watermill yourself next year to see what all the fuss is about? Sandra Strohschein will be back in 2018 for not one, but two wonderful watercolour painting holidays, from 26 May to 2 June and from 2-9 June 2018.

And we’ve a very special Special Offer to entice early Early Bird bookers: If you book before 1 September 2017 you can enjoy either one (or both!) of these inspiring 2018 painting weeks at 2017 prices.

To enquire about availability and/or to reserve your place, please call (UK no.) +44 20 7193 6246 or email us at

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  1. What a beautiful and inspired painting Judy! It was a blast and a pleasure painting with you in beautiful Italy last week! I wish you all the best as you move forward with joy in your painting process!!!!!!

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