A painting with a different point of view from Sandra

Painting by Sandra Strohschein, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.Our watermill painting tutor and friend Sandra Strohschein recently posted this lovely watercolour painting of the walls of Fivizzano, the mediaeval market town where our painting guests go on location.

Normally we sketch around the market which is held in the main square of the Piazza Medicea or paint the view down the valley of the river Rosaro to Posara. Sandra says: “Usually I only see the centre of the town, but this year I finally ventured to the other side and saw this cool scene. I’m thinking we might paint there is a group this summer.”

Painting a complicated scene

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

Make a rough sketch

Here are a couple of tips on how you too can paint a more complicated scene like this. Sandra says: “First I do a very rough sketch and plan the areas of strongest value contrast that will direct the eye through the painting.

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

Look for strong values

Sandra is with us for two weeks this year and her courses are already fully booked. There are, however, often cancellations and if you’d like to join her and us, please use our Enquiry Form by clicking here.

We still have spaces on several of our other fun-filled, sun-filled, inspiring painting courses and you can find out more about them by clicking here.

 

We would love to welcome you to the Watermill and take you to some of our stunning locations, which also include a castle, a convent and a hilltop village in the mountains.

A painting by Sandra Strohschein, a tutor on painting courses at The Watermill at Posara, Tuscany Italy

Sandra’s painting of a red house in the square in nearby Fivizzano on market day. It DID rain that day!

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