Maggie’s back for another colo(u)rful painting week next year

Painting by Maggie Renner Hellmann, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, ItalyWe are delighted to welcome back Maggie Renner Hellmann for another great painting week at the Watermill next year. She’ll be with us for another ‘Courageous Color Workshop’ in May. And how ever you spell colour/color, you can be assured of a splendid, fun-filled, sun-filled, inspiring week. Her painting above is of reflections in the Cinque Terre, from her last course at The Watermill. Below is a quick acrylic demonstration of a hilltop village and the mountains, made on location near here.

Painting by Maggie Renner Hellmann, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.Here are some comments from guests on Maggie’s course this year. One said: Thank you for giving me one of the best vacations I have had.” Another added: Thank you for everything…an art workshop in a place like the Watermill can’t get better than that.   Only the best!”  And a third said: “I had a wonderful week at the Watermill. I just had a fabulous time and met some wonderful people.”

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

Maggie’s group settle in to paint the mountains

Maggie’sCourageous Color Workshop’ in oils, acrylics, pastels and watercolor will run from Saturday 19 May to Saturday 26 May 2018.

Above is a lovely quick acrylic demonstration painting by Maggie of the view from the ancient village of Monte dei Bianchi, where we go to paint on Fridays.

Maggie Renner Hellmann, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.Maggie Renner Hellmann is a contemporary California artist who paints with love, passion and energy. Her work is characterized by a unique blend of loose, energetic brushwork and strong compositions of exuberant colour. She says: “I love the joy of color and the poetry of brushwork.”

Maggie is also an enthusiastic tutor who has been teaching for more than 15 years – and loves it! Her workshop will cover oils, acrylics, pastels and watercolour. She will encourage the beginner and challenge the more advanced painter. Maggie says: “In this plein air, we will paint in various spectacular Tuscan locations. You’ll learn about, and practise, the core elements of successful paintings – color, composition, focal point, light source, values, positive & negative shapes, volumes, edges, brushwork & perspective, as well as how to use contrasts to give excitement and drama to your paintings and much more!”

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

Painting in the Watermill riverside garden

Everything is included in the cost of your holiday at the watermill: tuition, accommodation (including all linen and towels), pre-dinner aperitifs, all meals and wines (including outings to charming local restaurants) and all local transportation (including transfers to Pisa airport and an excursion by train to Lucca or the Cinque Terre). You get to Pisa, Italy, we do the rest!

*** If you book before 31 December 2017 there’s a £GBP 75 per person discount on this fabulous 2018 painting holiday.  To enquire about availability and/or to reserve your place, please click here.

maggie plus pic

9-16 May 2018 

Maggie Renner Hellmann

Oils, acrylics, pastels watercolours

To learn more about Maggie and her course at The Watermill, please click here.

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

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