A new Tuscan acrylic from Maggie

Painting by Maggie Renner Hellmann, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.Here’s a lovely new acrylic from our delightful and inspiring tutor Maggie Renner Hellmann. She calls it Last Light Tuscany and it captures the spirit of the rugged, unspoilt scenery around the Watermill. Maggie has built up quite a portfolio of works from her visit to the Watermill last year and we are looking forward to seeing even more great paintings when she returns this May.

Another Tuscan landscape by Maggie

Another Tuscan landscape by Maggie

Here’s an oil painting oil painting by Maggie, of the village of Vernazza in the Cinque Terre. It is based on a sketch she made there during her week here and finished off in her studio:

Painting by Maggie Renner Hellmann, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy

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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 here this May will cover oils, acrylics, pastels and watercolour. Here’s what one of our guests said about her course here last year: Maggie is good at teaching in all mediums and with all levels.   She did wonderful demos in watercolour, acrylic, pastel and oil.  Every day we did critiques together and learned from each other. I highly recommend this art workshop as well as the most wonderful accommodation with great food and wine. A little piece of heaven in experiencing Italy.”

Another commented: “Our experiences at the Watermill were definitely the highlights of our tours! Maggie’s gentle and helpful manner coupled with technical skill and aesthetic sense opened the gates of motivation for students, making them comfortable in their new surroundings and primed for an exciting creative experience in those beautiful hills of Tuscany. I also appreciated Maggie’s husband, Lou’s ready assists for our physical comforts. What a dream adventure, the two of you, along with Bill and Lois, prepared for all of us!”!

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9-16 May 2018 

Maggie Renner Hellmann

Oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolours

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


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