Join artist MARY PADGETT for a week of walking and plein air painting in one of the most pristine and least toured areas in Spain. Immerse yourself in the perfect artistic environment: a magnificent landscape, a unique culture, comfortable lodging, and a supportive community of artists. Live, paint, and relax in this hidden corner of Spain!
Accommodations are at FUENTES de LUCIA, a newly converted farmhouse resting on a hillside in the lush and picturesque Quiros Valley.With spectacular mountains, fertile farmland, ancient villages, and Spain’s Atlantic coastline as our backdrop, we’ll travel daily by foot and/or van stopping to paint under the direction of artist and teacher Mary Padgett. Our subjects will be as diverse as the landscape we cover: terra cotta-roofed villages nestled in the mountainsides, thousand-year-old yew trees, hórreos (Asturian granaries), a dramatic coastline with sandy coves and hillside fishing villages…even an open-air mercado and a town square on a busy morning.
All portable art media including pastel, watercolor, pen and ink, cameras, and iPads are welcome as are artists from beginners to professionals.
Mary will offer participants technical instruction and will establish a supportive working environment to enhance each artist’s experience. We will have the use of the large studio at Fuentes de Lucia for indoor work and to gather for critiques and discussion as desired. We welcome non-artists as well with alternative activities offered during our painting sessions.
The 1200 Euro fee includes spacious lodging, all breakfasts and seven dinners (expertly prepared by both chef Juan Carlos and B&B owner Judy Colaneri), daily-guided walks with access to support van, and guidance by award-winnning artist and art educator, Mary Padgett
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