Spring Painting April 6th - 11th 2014
Sketches made ‘on site’ will be used to develop finished watercolours. Bee will demonstrate lots of ways of achieving a loose impressionistic style and will also introduce a variety of watercolour papers and new American watercolours that will add another dimension to your work.
Two trips have been organised. One whole day will take the group on a round trip following the Brathay River to Skelwith Bridge and then onward to Elterwater at the base of the Langdale Pikes. After lunch at the Swan Inn we head over to nearby Grasmere village to visit the Heaton Cooper Studio, meet one of the grandsons of this famous painting family and visit their newly opened gallery.
Our half day trip will take us to see the magnificent views around Coniston Lake. Each trip will have a suggested ‘technique of the day’.
These will give us plenty of scope for discussions, ‘ad hoc’ demonstrations and two brand new events. One covers a series of mini lectures called ‘Snapshots of Famous Painters’ where Bee will compare part of a painter’s life with a timeline of special and everyday events. Our first painter will be Mr Alfred Heaton Cooper of Grasmere.
The other is called ‘An Artist Abroad’ where Bee’s numerous sketchbooks will illustrate her travel adventures.
The holiday runs from Sunday evening to mid-morning on Friday. Prices are per person for the 5 nights and include full Cumbrian breakfast, morning coffee, 3-course dinner and VAT @ 20 %
Non-participating partners are welcome, and there is a reduction of £30 on the above prices for them.
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 re let; cancellation insurance is available.
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.