Sunday, 29 April 2012
Umbrian Painting Holiday
That really was the start of my improvements, he gave me some tools and tips to progress which had never happened before despite having been to lessons for years!!! He was the person who explained why cauliflowers happened... no-one had ever explained that before and therein lies a fault of many art teachers.... they seem to assume an awful lot and don't seem to inform their students of some basic skills especially in watercolour. Note to self for when I do my workshops!!!!! I had also never had a tutor demonstrate anything and that was a real drawback as I am a visual learner!!
My efforts on the trip were nothing short of appalling but I still have them and to this day look back on them with terrific memories. There were two other painters on the trip, a gentleman from Switzerland and another lady from England who were all brilliant company. This is a painting which I did shortly after we came back and at the time I was rather pleased with it. I am glad to say I have moved on since then!!
Finally this was another I did some time after we came home and again it showed some improvement... I took photos of all the views we did on site so that I could come back and compare my efforts as it was my intention to do them again. Am really too embarrassed to post what I did there and Robert was so complimentary and encouraging!!! I will send him a link to this as I think he might be pleased with his wayward student!!!