One location, a dozen different interpretations

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

I love observing how artists interpret what they see, taking their own viewpoint, adding colour and emotion to the scene before them. Take the imposing Malaspina castle at nearby Verrucola, where our painting groups go for their first en plein air excursion during a Watermill week. The picture above is a demonstration in progress by Watermill painting tutor Maggie Renner Hellmann, and is a fine example of what I mean. Aren’t the colours vibrant?

And here, as they say, is something completely different: Sandra Strohschein‘s evocation of a rainy day on the bridge leading from the gate of the fortified village.

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

And here’s a wonderful pastel by Rebecca de Mendonça of the archway of another gate into the village.

Painting by Rebecca de Mendonça, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.

This is Mike Willdridge’s watercolour and ink sketch of the castle and village:

Painting course participant Robert Christopher chose to capture the fountain, created by the famous Italian sculptor Pietro Cascella and donated to the village.

Whatever your point of view, Verrucola provides dozens inspirational things to paint and sketch. Why not join us and look at it from your own perspective? Sandra’s two courses with us next year already completely booked, although there are often cancellations and we can put you on a waiting list. We still have spaces on Maggie, Rebecca and Mike’s weeks (but not that many!) You can find out all about them by clicking here.

And don’t forget, if you book now you can take advantage of our Early Bird Discount Offer: £75 (English pounds) per person off anyone of these 2020 painting courses. We’d love you to join us.

Here’s a Watermill group setting off for an inspiring visit to the castle and village.

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

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