"Sounds of Africa"
A youthful group singing and dancing at the vineyard.
How to Paint Portraits, Choose Shades for Skin Tones and Capture Expression
Exclusive South Africa Experience 2011
Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could go on holiday and have all the arrangements made beforehand so that you can be given advise on what to see, where to eat and what not to miss.
And be able to paint also!
This week I had meetings in South Africa regarding a Watercolour Experience proposed to take place there next year. The location is just outside Capetown in the wonderful wine region of Franschhoek and will take place in a vineyard well known for its wonderful wines. We will be staying in charming white washed houses set amongst stunning mountain scenery. A welcome evening is to take place on arrival to get to know all the artists attending and this will be the first opportunity to taste the excellent wine from the vineyard.
This will be followed by three workshops each on differing subjects. Daily demonstrations will be followed by free time to paint as well as tour the area.
A few added surprises may be expected!
"Young Cheetah Cubs Playing"
How to Paint Eyes, Fur and Capture the character of each animal
An African evening will be our farewell party at a restaurant with dancers and singers to entertain us in the true spirit of Africa. There will be opportunities to see wildlife and natural flowers of the region which are all so delightful to paint.
Observing colour from nature and bringing it into paintings that sing with life and excitement.
The food in the region is wonderful, the people are so friendly and colour here is absolutely gorgeously tempting to the artists eye.
At the moment I am liasing with a contact regarding the proposed package but there will only be twelve places available.
There is plenty for non painting partners to do and I feel this will be a painting/ holiday of a lifetime.
If you have never been to South Africa before this is a terrific opportunity to see the sights and paint during your stay. So many wonderful people are offering help to make sure everyone coming has a terrific time.
If you would like to add your name to the list for further information when it is available please contact me directly on