I arrived home from my fabulous painting workshop in Spain last night. It was an incredible experience.
There were 2 instructors- Rick McDiarmid and myself plus 12 participants. The place that we stayed is an old bakery and mill that has been turned into a B&B called El Molino. Mike and Hilary Powell from Flavour of Spain were our hosts. Flavour of Spain specializes in painting and cooking holidays in south of Spain. Mike was our chef and the food was the best I have ever tasted. Gourmet meals every night. We were definitely spoiled.
This is the front of El Molino. There were olive groves everywhere. This part of Spain produces a third of the world's olive oil.
What was nice about the area is that it is out in the country and is all locals. The scenery was amazing and the people were genuine and friendly.
We arrived on Sunday night, June 6, all of us eager to get started. So eager that we woke up early on Monday and wanted to paint.
Spanish Jug, poured watercolor, 11x14"
My first lesson was to show how to pour watercolor paint. We all sketched from life this beautiful Andulucian jug then transfered it to the paper. After masking (or saving) the whites, we began pouring our paint. In between pours while we waited for it to dry, everyone sketched out what they wanted to do next. The first 2 days were spent doing a couple of poured paintings. I will show the other one next time I blog.
If you want to read more about the trip, check back in a couple of days. I will continue to tell you all about it as the week goes on.
The Spanish Jug is for sale. If interested in purchasing, please go to my Etsy shop.