Wednesday, 1 December 2010

South Africa Experience 2011

"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.

"Yellow Bird!"
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


1 comment:

Debbie said...

Oh Jean, what lovely photos you took in Franchhoek.... so happy you had a great time! Love your Cheetah little people and yellow Bishop too, lovely captures! It's a really beautiful part of the Cape and you were privileged to experience it this time of the year.... thank goodness the Jacaranda's were still in flower as they normally come out at the end of October. Would love to experience a workshop with you in South Africa! Welcome back!