Look, ‘translate’ and paint the beautiful Tuscan countryside with Jennifer Polillo

Painting by Jennifer Polillo, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany Italy.Polillo Head and shouldersJennifer Polillo, from Newark, Delaware, USA is the next of our exciting new tutors for 2016. It’s our pleasure to introduce her to you as, to quote one of her students, “an amazing artist and a wonderful teacher of art.”

Jennifer’s painting style is deeply rooted in the classical realist tradition, branching out into the contemporary with its conceptual overtones. She loves the art of careful observation and is inspired by the subtle nuances of colour, light, and atmosphere when painting en plein air. She will teach in acrylics/oils and gouache.

Jennifer says of her week-long course at The Watermill: Through painting en plein air at beautiful Tuscan locations, you will learn how to really ‘look’ and then translate what you see into the language of paint.”

More comments from her students: “Jennifer is a happy person whose laughter alleviates any stress one may feel in the classroom. She brings out the best from each person.” “Jennifer has the perfect teaching methods; she is most patient and understanding of the beginner student.”

Here’s another of her atmospheric paintings, called Backyard cow skull with flowers! Jennifer says: I sometimes refer to my backyard as a jungle because of the abundance of greenery and wildlife. This composition integrates a still life set up alongside the generous variety of greens. The dappled light that flickered through the trees begged to be painted and draws the eye into the painting and down the path.”

I sometimes refer to my backyard as a jungle because of the abundance of greenery and wildlife. This composition integrates a still life set up alongside the generous variety of greens. The dappled light that flickered through the trees begged to be painted and draws the eye into the painting and down the path.

Painting by Jennifer Polillo, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany Italy.Saturday 28 May to Saturday 4 June 2016

Jennifer Polillo Acrylics/gouache and oils

To find out more about Jennifer and her course at the watermill next year, please click here. And to enquire about availability and/or reserve your place, please click here.

Early Bird discount: book now!

If you book before 31 December 2015 there’s a £75 per person discount on this fabulous 2016 painting holiday.

 *** Why not bring your non-painting partner as well? There’s a generous £200 discount for him/her if they share a room with you  — and there’s plenty for them to do. Have a look at our Partner’s Activities suggestions by clicking here.

 

 

 

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