A Summer painting to brighten your November days

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

Here’s a Summery watercolour by Watermill tutor Sarah Yeoman of a flowery window in the village of Monte dei Bianchi near the mill, where we go out to paint during our week-long painting holidays. It looks like this:Caroline Chapman Monte 2

And after painting, with bright windows, sunny arches, vineyards and mountains….

Doug painters at Monte dei Bianchi

…it’s off to lunch at the nearby gourmet restaurant Al Vecchio Tino, with stunning views over the Apuan Alps:

Macfie Vecchio Tino

Sarah Yeoman will be back with us for TWO weeks next year and you can, of course, come for one or the other  – or for both glorious weeks! More details below and of our  Early Bird discount offer. Sarah is an award-wining American watercolour artist whose mastery of reflections, unique surface layers, and unusual perspective sets her apart from the crowd. She is also a very talented teacher, who brings out the best in her students, recognising their unique talents. Sarah loves The Watermill. She says: “It’s a magical place to paint, the facilities, the food and wine, the glorious light and hosts Bill and Lois certainly have created the top workshop destination in Tuscany.”

Painting by Sarah Yeoman, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays, Tuscany Italy.

The Watermill courtyard, by Sarah Yeoman

And some comments from a guest last year: Many artists are successful in producing paintings, but not all are true teachers. Sarah has the ability to demonstrate confidently, withholding none of her ‘secrets’, to encourage students and gently give suggestions for improvement.” And another said:  “Don’t think I have ever been ‘spoiled’ so much! Your Retreat at the Watermill is Paradise, AND then there is the FOOD and wine, and then there are the OUTINGS, and then there is the Tutorship of Sarah, and THEN the helpfulness of you all….WOW!”

As we said above, Sarah will be here for two glorious weeks and you can come on either or both. But hurry, we already have 10 booking for Sarah’s first week (room for two more)  and three for the second, so now is the time to reserve your place.

Sarah Yeoman head and shouldersJune to 11 June 2016 AND 11 June to 18 June 2016

Sarah Yeoman Watercolours

Please click here to learn more about Sarah, her courses at the mill and to see more of her pictures. To enquire about current availability and/or reserve your place, please click here.

***Don’t forget our special Early Bird offer: If you book Sarah’s or any of our 2016 painting courses before 31 December 2015, there a £ (GBP) 75 discount.***

 *** 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.

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

A painting by Sarah Yeomann of the river which flows beside the mill.


  1. JanelleMarcione says

    I totally enjoy your style, the way you allow the water to absorb different colors ant the contrasts of the shadows. The free for shapes too!

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