A colourful bouquet to you from Mike Willdridge

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

In his daily quest to find beauty in simplicity, our friend and Watermill painting tutor Mike Willdridge sends us a Sunday bouquet. It’s all part of his lockdown project to explore the Japanese concept ‘shibusa’, beauty in everydayness, and make a new drawing on this theme every day.

Mike says: “Here is a bouquet of tulips purchased today at the supermarket. The rush of colour into our home seemed even more welcome in these difficult times and sent me straight away to the studio to respond with this collage.”

And when all these troubles are hopefully resolved later in the year, you can join Mike to enjoy the colourful beauty of the Watermill and its surroundings. His course, in watercolours and drawing (and gouache and acrylics) will run from Saturday 29 August to Saturday 5 September. Details and link below.

Why not give yourself something to look forward to and join Mike here? We think things will be back to normal by then, but don’t forget the Watermill’s coronavirus promise:

  • Rest assured that if travel restrictions in your own country or in Italy mean that the course cannot run on these dates, or that appropriate flights are not available, we will postpone your course again to later in the year or even until 2021.
  • If a workshop is cancelled, rather than just being postponed, we will refund any payment in full.
  • If a workshop is postponed and you cannot make the new dates for the tutor you have chosen, we will offer you alternative courses with others inspiring tutors, either this year or next.

Below is Mike’s beautiful but simple demonstration painting of the nearby church at Pognana. Come and see for yourself. We would love to welcome you here.

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

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Mike Willdridge
29 August – 5 September 2020 – three or four places left
Watercolour and drawing (also gouache and acrylics)
To learn more about Mike and his course at the mill, please visit his 2020 Profile Page.


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

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