Autumn Painting - November 2nd - 7th 2014
The first full day out will follow in the footsteps of Wordworth’s early life in Hawkshead; his lodgings, the grammar school and a street bearing his name. This village has hardly changed at all and has a fantastic character waiting to be painted. Watercolour will be our sketching material.
A selection of American watercolours supplied by Bee will be used to produce some colour mixing trials to emulate the autumn hues. These together with any earlier sketches will be used to produce larger versions of the sketch notes.
Paintings - based on sketches made on our trips out, particularly studying paintings and photos of Lake District farms and cottages, which are a distinctive feature of this landscape, with a view to making a loose painting of the subject.
After lunch in the village we will head home via Esthwaite Water, a small lake just outside Hawkshead. Our final sketches will aim to capture the serenity of the lake and trees.
Another half day sketching trip yet to be organised.
* ‘Snapshots of Famous Painters’ will feature the Manchester Impressionist Mr Adolf Valette, famed for his atmospheric street scenes.
* There will be an ‘Artist Abroad’ session looking at another of Bee’s sketchbooks of the world.
* Viewing and discussion of our work achieved during the week.
* A light-hearted fun Quiz evening to end the holiday
The course will finish on Friday morning with an informal exhibition of paintings and appraisal of work achieved. Within the course, there is plenty of scope for artists to develop their own individual ideas.
Bee Morrison is a highly experienced watercolour tutor with over 30 years experience of teaching adults.
She has been artist in residence on 19 cruises covering most of the world and has organised her own art holidays in the UK, France, Spain and Italy, and in recent years has been an art judge for her local art clubs.
She has written and illustrated quite a few books and has had numerous articles published on art techniques and jewellery making. Lots of her works are in private collections, including one in the Salon de Saint Owen in Paris and a portrait of the Queen in the Royal collection. She has been on 4 different national TV programmes.
Bee has a huge repertoire of sketching and painting techniques to pass on, and add to that Bee’s easy teaching style and you have a holiday that is both informative and fun.
A deposit of £150 per person is required for the holidays, which can be made by cheque or credit card. This is non-refundable unless the room is subsequently relet; cancellation insurance is available.