Friday, April 9, 2010
Oh ho! I have such goodness to share with you! Im thrilled to be teaching Watercolor flowers in beautiful Orvieto Italy in May 2011! Here's a rough description and some samples-please go now to www.adventuresinitaly.net to sign up_ I think this class will sellout for sure!
Splendid Watercolor Flower Painting with calligraphy
A Plein-Air workshop in Italy with artist Lisa Engelbrecht
One of the things I remember most about Orvieto Italy were the flowers everywhere! It seemed every villa was adorned with balconies of cascading flowers and vines and lined with color. What an opportunity to explore the nature and beauty of plein air flower painting. Plein-air is a french expression that means “in the open air” and that’s where we’ll venture.
We’ll begin by learning the basics of my no fail :” Really Easy” watercolor flower techniques in the lovely convent classroom. (The local farmers market will provide fresh flowers to study!) Soon we will venture out to the quiet streets and meadows of Orvieto, a classic hilltop town in central Italy. Communal class painting and individual solitary sojourns will spark individual and class critiques.
Midweek I will introduce a simple style of pointed pen lettering that you will love-even if you’ve never done calligraphy before. You will succeed at this-I promise!
We can label our paintings, write flower quotations and journal our innermost thoughts and feelings.
I am so excited to share with you this style of painting. We will all learn about the semitropical flowers of Orvieto like bougainvillea and wild orchids. You will receive a book of exemplars and samples for further study while you create a floral journal to remember this once-in-a- lifetime trip.
Posted by lisa at 10:59 PM