Bring your sketchbook to capture your fleeting Tuscan memories

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

Two Watermill painting course guests enjoying a quiet moment in the sunny courtyard

Our friend and Watermill painting tutor Mike Willdridge is off on his travels in the Far East and Australia, visiting relatives, but before he went he sent me some lovely sketches bringing back memories of his previous courses with us at the Watermill. You can see two of our guests enjoying a favourite spot: the cushioned bench in a corner of the Watermill courtyard.

Mike is a great believer in carrying his sketchbook everywhere and capturing quickly memories that will last a lifetime. If you come on his Watermill painting course, he’ll encourage you to do the same. Here’s a colourful gouache he made in Lucca, the beautiful walled Italian town, which is one of our excursion-day venues:

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

We already have 10 people booked into Mike’s course, two of whom are non-painting partners, so we have room for two or three more painters, and their non-painting partners too, of course, if they’d like to come. There are details and links below.

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

Mike’s sketch of market day in the town of Fivizzano, near the Watermill

We’d love you to join us and Mike to capture on paper your fleeting memories of an inspiring and creative painting week. We will look after you from the moment you arrive at Pisa airport on your first Saturday to the moment we drop you back then a week later. Here are the dates of Mike’s course and links to his Profile Page on the Watermill website:

Painting by Mike Willdridge, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.Mike Willdridge
29 June – 6 July 2019 Two or three places left
Watercolours and drawing (also gouache and acrylics with an emphasis on sketching and drawing on location)
To learn more about Mike and his course at the mill, please visit his 2019 Profile Page.

Here’s a watercolour by Mike of the River Rosaro, which flows past the Watermill:

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

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