No Botticelli’s on the walls of this bedroom!

The Watermill at Posara for painting, creative writing, knitting, and Italian language holidays/vacations/workshops, Tuscany, Italy.
Picture: the Uffizi gallery, Florence

Our virtual tour of the Watermill’s bedrooms, named after famous Italian artists, arrives today at Botticelli.

Of all the painters we celebrate, Sandro Botticelli needs least introduction. Two of his paintings, Primavera and The Birth of Venus (above) are artistic icons, instantly recognisable.

We are sorry to say we have no Botticelli’s on the walls of the bedroom named after him, but we do have some alluring original pictures by modern masters (mistresses?)

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

As you come into the bedroom you will see two delightful collages by Susan Winfield, which we purchased many years ago and which still causes us to smile every time we entered the bedroom. You can see one of them above.

And then there is the extraordinary painting on silk of Venice, by our friend Annabel Collis:

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

This started life as a silk scarf, commissioned by Bill as a birthday present to Lois, but she liked it so much that she didn’t want to wear it, but rather had it framed. The colours are wonderful.

Just some of the delights of the Botticelli bedroom, which also has wonderful views from the balcony over the Watermill walled garden and the Apennine mountains beyond. Another perfect setting for a Watermill creative week.

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

I’ve made one of those fun, 30-second Facebook slideshows, with more pictures of the Botticelli bedroom, which you can see by clicking here.

We’d be delighted to welcome you here for one of our caring and inspiring creative holiday weeks – painting, creative writing, knitting and Italian language. Come and choose your favourite bedroom. You can find out more about all our fun-filled, sun-filled, inspiring creative courses by clicking here

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

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