Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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Painting In Spain 2012

 The Olive Grove
11x14"

I just returned from spending 10 fabulous days in the south of Spain teaching a watercolor course.
It was a dream come true with good food, perfect weather, and the most amazing time painting.
We did some plein air painting, some pours, and we even painted with wine.

The resort where we stayed is in Andalusia near Villanueva de Tapia, which is about an hour north of Malaga.
We would spend a couple of days painting at the resort. Then spend a day with our cameras touring the local sites before we would repeat the cycle.
Everything was provided for us by Hilary and Mike Powell of Flavour of Spain.
Hilary arranged the tours and Mike was the chef extraordinaire, making us the most amazing Spanish tapas and meals.
All we had to worry about was what would we paint today.

El Molino


The back of El Molino

Some of my students painting "en plein air"


One of the many views from El Molino

Some of my students painting with wine.

Olive Tree for Nick
11x14"
(another demonstration piece for the class)


4 comments:

Laura Leeder said...

I'm envious Leslie! It sounds like a wonderful time of sightseeing and creativity!

Gillian Olson said...

Looks like a wonderful place!

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Laura and Gillian, it was a wonderful and inspiring place.

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