Take 5 to watch a wonderful Sarah Yeoman watercolour emerge…

Sarah Y video 3I’ve just been looking at one of those time-elapsed videos that speed the process of creating a painting from a blank piece of paper to a finished masterpiece in the twinkling of an eye, or rather five minutes or so. It came from the blog of our wonderful watercolour tutor Sarah Yeoman, who will be joining us next year for more of her inspiring workshops.

So why not make yourself a cup of tea or coffee and Take Five to enjoy the speeded-up process of creativity? While you put the kettle on, here’s the paper, with a few lines sketched in, ready for the off:

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

Ready? Just relax and click here. 

Wasn’t that good? Here’s another shot of the final product:

Sarah Y video 3

We hope you were inspired by Sarah’s work.Even better, we’d love you to join her for one of her sun-filled, fun-filled, inspiring painting weeks at The Watermill next year. And learn some of the secrets of producing compelling, atmospheric watercolours.

Like this one, of the River Rosaro as it flows past the Watermill, painted by Sarah during one of her earlier watercolour tuition weeks here.

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

And here are some of Sarah’s students, watching and learning, before embarking on their own quests to capture our beautiful scenery on paper.

Painting by Sarah Yeoman, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.We have many fond memories of our previous  painting weeks with Sarah, so we are doubly delighted that she is coming for two weeks next year, from Saturday 9 June to Saturday 16 June 2018 and from Saturday 16 June to Saturday 23 June 2018. We’d be delighted to welcome you here, too, for one – or both – of Sarah’s sun-filled, in-filled, inspiring weeks. And don’t forget the Early Bird discount (see below.)

This is Sarah’s famous picture of the Watermill courtyard, which hangs in pride of place in our sitting room.

Painting by Sarah Yeoman, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays, Tuscany Italy.

As well as being an award-winning artist, Sarah is also a very talented teacher, who brings out the best in her students, recognising their unique talents. One commented: “Many artists are successful in producing paintings, but not all are true teachers. Sarah has the ability to demonstrate confidently, withholding none of her ‘secrets’, to encourage students and gently give suggestions for improvement.”

Another said of one of Sarah’s previous painting courses at The Watermill: Our week’s tuition with Sarah was awe-inspiring. Her attitude to taking on a subject and her encouragement and enthusiasm made everyone improve their painting during the week.” Another guest added: I had a fabulous time and enjoyed everything – the scenery, meeting new people, the lovely ambience of the Watermill and of course, the painting and Sarah.”

Sarah Yeoman AWS is an award-wining American watercolour artist whose mastery of reflections, unique surface layers and unusual perspective sets her apart from the crowd. She is known for her command of light and the strong narrative of her pictures.

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!

Early Bird discount: If you book before 31 December 2017 there’s a £GBP 75 per person discount (about $100) on this fabulous 2018 painting holiday.  To enquire about availability or reserve your place, please use our  painting enquiry form by clicking here.

Sarah Y plus picSarah Yeoman

Watercolours

9-16 June 2018 AND 16-23 June 2018

Please click here to learn more about Sarah’s painting holidays at The Watermill. 

Come and share the magic!

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

Sarah’s watercolour study of a view from the Watermill studio

 

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