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Ok, so we're up and running and when in doubt serve up bubbly and 'don't panic'!
Thank you so much to all of you lovelies for your messages ❤❤❤ Yes, it has been challenging but @julie_sajous_artist has been amazing and has adapted lesson plans to fit around the foul weather and I have kept the ship more or less afloat ⚡☔🥂
We have a fab group of ladies who are vibrant, fun and a joy to get to know, all keen to learn how to create a sketchbook of memories. Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!
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#thisweatherisnotnormal #haciendalabonita #artworkshop #artretreat #improvise #dontpanic #art #paintoutside #paintingholidays #painting #sketchbook #sketching #learnsomethingneweveryday #connection #friendship #climatechange #stormyweather
Ok, so we're up and running and when in doubt serve up bubbly and 'don't panic'! Thank you so much to all of you lovelies for your messages ❤❤❤ Yes, it has been challenging but @julie_sajous_artist has been amazing and has adapted lesson plans to fit around the foul weather and I have kept the ship more or less afloat ⚡☔🥂 We have a fab group of ladies who are vibrant, fun and a joy to get to know, all keen to learn how to create a sketchbook of memories. Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings! . . #thisweatherisnotnormal  #haciendalabonita  #artworkshop  #artretreat  #improvise  #dontpanic  #art  #paintoutside  #paintingholidays  #painting  #sketchbook  #sketching  #learnsomethingneweveryday  #connection  #friendship  #climatechange  #stormyweather 
Food is a huge part of our art retreats. This is part of the table spread in Greece where a local grandmother cooked us a banquet in her home every second night. Food has always brought people together for me. When I worked out we could bring together a love of learning art with a love of travel and food I knew that Artable would never be the same again. Expanding our art retreats has been a long term passion of mine that has some exciting adventures set for the future #staytuned #artretreat #artholiday #creativeholidays #learntopaint #paintingholidays #paintaway #artworkshop #internationalartretreat #creativegetaway #weekendartworkshop #traveljournal #learntodraw
Food is a huge part of our art retreats. This is part of the table spread in Greece where a local grandmother cooked us a banquet in her home every second night. Food has always brought people together for me. When I worked out we could bring together a love of learning art with a love of travel and food I knew that Artable would never be the same again. Expanding our art retreats has been a long term passion of mine that has some exciting adventures set for the future #staytuned  #artretreat  #artholiday  #creativeholidays  #learntopaint  #paintingholidays  #paintaway  #artworkshop  #internationalartretreat  #creativegetaway  #weekendartworkshop  #traveljournal  #learntodraw 
Chiusi, still basking in glorious autumn sunshine but the leaves are beginning to fall and there’s a whiff of woodsmoke in the air.
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Good to be back in this beautiful place and getting ready for our sketchbook and yoga retreat. Clear blue skies at #haciendalabonita #sketchbook #yoga #retreat #paintingholidays #andalusia #adventure
Views from Clos Mirabel Manor B&B and Holiday Lets Jurancon Pau South West France 🇫🇷 #cyclinghoidays #jaimelespyrenees #bearn #paintingholidays #Jurancon #cavedejurançon #groupaccommodation #chambredhotesdecharme #B&BPyrenees #christmasinfrance
Karen’s first ever painting, a lovely watercolour of one of the cacti in the garden. She didn’t come intending to paint, just holidaying with her painting friend, but we managed to convince her to have a go!
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Tali’s wonderful still life from objects in the dining room and another of Ray’s architectural studies.
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Tina’s photograph of early evening light at the back of the house and her beautiful and surreal painting featuring her granddaughter.
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This lovely group joined us from Australia, USA and UK. Eager to learn and super committed in the studio, they produced some fantastic work. 
Joanne, Tali, Tina, Karen, Diane and Ray.
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Painting in Jimena de la Frontera, Andalucia, Spain. ... quickly before loosing the sun!
#arbuthnottholidays #paintingholidays #wishiwasstillthere #loveandalucia #watercolorpainting
Progress update from @the.bumblebee.bindery on the sketchbooks for our #outlander art experience 2019 for #outlanderlovers . Have you booked your place yet? https://wildatartscotland.com/small-group-art-holidays-in-scotland/outlander-art-experience/ #creativetravel #artholidays #art #scotland #ilovescotland #painting @visitoutlander #landscapepainting #pleinairpainting #outlander #drawingworkshop #arttours #paintingtours #outlanderlovers #outlanderlocations #paintingholidays #outerhebrides #edinburgh #photographytours #artworkshop #malurlaub #kreativreisen #linlithgow #jewelryworkshop #stonecarving #creativetourism
Progress update from @the.bumblebee.bindery on the sketchbooks for our #outlander  art experience 2019 for #outlanderlovers  . Have you booked your place yet? https://wildatartscotland.com/small-group-art-holidays-in-scotland/outlander-art-experience/ #creativetravel  #artholidays  #art  #scotland  #ilovescotland  #painting  @visitoutlander #landscapepainting  #pleinairpainting  #outlander  #drawingworkshop  #arttours  #paintingtours  #outlanderlovers  #outlanderlocations  #paintingholidays  #outerhebrides  #edinburgh  #photographytours  #artworkshop  #malurlaub  #kreativreisen  #linlithgow  #jewelryworkshop  #stonecarving  #creativetourism 
Young ‘cipressi’ thriving in the mellow autumn sunshine. Vivai Margheriti, Chiusi.
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Painting in the sun outside in October @cornwall_painting_holidays @kavoshotelnaxos #bliss #naxos #paintingholidays #greece
Can't believe it's been a year since I went to Portugal for a best painting experience of my life! Amazing artist @soraya_french gave me so much inspiration and completely changed the way of thinking about my painting in just a few days. Thank you so much Soraya and Alpha Painting Holidays for an incredible adventure.❤️ .
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Can't believe it's been a year since I went to Portugal for a best painting experience of my life! Amazing artist @soraya_french gave me so much inspiration and completely changed the way of thinking about my painting in just a few days. Thank you so much Soraya and Alpha Painting Holidays for an incredible adventure.❤️ . . . . . . . #painting  #algarve  #paintingholidays  #alphapaintingholidays  #localartist  #colourful  #sorayafrench  #artlessons  #acrylicpainting  #paintingadventure  #adventure  #pleinair  #plenairpainting  #portugal 
Oil painting by Tim Holmes  who is one of our artist tutors at Painting Getaways.  Next plein air oil workshops by the Oberbayern Lakes:  29 July -2 Aug 2019
Further details on www.paintinggetaways.com  #pleinairlandscapes #pleinairoils #pleinairartist #paintinggetaways #paintingholidays #paintingermany #oilpaintinglandscape #realisticlandscapes #landscapepainting #stegen #oberbayern
Autumn sunshine casting long shadows on the cypress drive way at the back of the house. It’s such a beautiful time of year in Tuscany.
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He is a spooky, kooky steal! Bring the kiddos to our $25 Picasso glow-in-the-dark jack-o’-lantern! Follow the link to get your tickets👉 https://goo.gl/qZRSQ7 #wndfayetteville #jackolantern #kidsfun #halloweenforkids #paintingholidays #glowinthedark
The pastel floral artworks from @diefenbachlyn are breathtaking. You can join in on a luxury 5 day all inclusive workshop with Lyn at our Tasmanian property. A studio based workshop where we stay in beautiful cottages and have our own chef to prepare our meals each night. We are taking only 8 people so that you have plenty of one on one time to develop your pastels or to learn from the best #pastelpainting #artretreat #artholiday #tassiestyle #creativeholidays #learntopaint #paintingholidays #paintaway #artworkshop #internationalartretreat #creativegetaway #weekendartworkshop #traveljournal #learntodraw
The pastel floral artworks from @diefenbachlyn are breathtaking. You can join in on a luxury 5 day all inclusive workshop with Lyn at our Tasmanian property. A studio based workshop where we stay in beautiful cottages and have our own chef to prepare our meals each night. We are taking only 8 people so that you have plenty of one on one time to develop your pastels or to learn from the best #pastelpainting  #artretreat  #artholiday  #tassiestyle  #creativeholidays  #learntopaint  #paintingholidays  #paintaway  #artworkshop  #internationalartretreat  #creativegetaway  #weekendartworkshop  #traveljournal  #learntodraw 
‘Riad, Morocco’ by Kevin Scully

Oil on board 14” by 18”
‘Riad, Morocco’ by Kevin Scully Oil on board 14” by 18”
Farewell to Greece.... Fabulous painting week in  beautiful Zakynthos with a brilliant group of artists!. #wishiwasstillthere #paintingingreece #travelswithapaintbrush #paintingholidays
9 sketches in 9 days - Italy. Now properly scanned. Swipe to see each one in full size. Which one is your favourite?

#urbansketchers #urbansketch #drawingonlocation #sketchbook #paintingholidays #watercolour #travels #tuscany #italy #viafrancigena #walkingholidays #loveitaly #peaceloveart #sylwialewandowskaart
Pathways into Cathedral forest on Monhegan Island - our 2019 International Retreat destination #artretreat #artholiday #creativeholidays #learntopaint #paintingholidays #paintaway #artworkshop #internationalartretreat #creativegetaway #weekendartworkshop #traveljournal #learntodraw
Painting the stunning castle morella #paintingholidays #penelopeanstice #masdelaserra #paintingcourse
Acrylic demonstration at the CHELTENHAM Glen Eria art group... Venice canal...work on paper#craigpennyart#paintingholidays#pleinairpainting#acrylicpainting#
Fun memories from our last Greece Art Retreat with part of group here. We have had such a huge amount of requests to join us next time we will be loading our 2020 dates before the year is out. We will have 6 International retreats in 2020 so there will be plenty of artists and places to choose from! #artretreat #artholiday #creativeholidays #learntopaint #paintingholidays #paintaway #artworkshop #internationalartretreat #creativegetaway #weekendartworkshop #traveljournal #learntodraw #paintaway #paintingreece #paintinfrance
Fun memories from our last Greece Art Retreat with part of group here. We have had such a huge amount of requests to join us next time we will be loading our 2020 dates before the year is out. We will have 6 International retreats in 2020 so there will be plenty of artists and places to choose from! #artretreat  #artholiday  #creativeholidays  #learntopaint  #paintingholidays  #paintaway  #artworkshop  #internationalartretreat  #creativegetaway  #weekendartworkshop  #traveljournal  #learntodraw  #paintaway  #paintingreece  #paintinfrance 
Since 2011 I’ve organised and facilitated almost 100 painting workshops and retreats around the globe and reached over 25000 eager to learn creatives with my online classes and my book Paint Mojo. I feel so blessed to do this work and would be over the moon to have you join me next year to throw around some paint and expand your creative vision! 
In 2019 I’ll be running retreats in Italy, Spain, Bali and my home town in beautiful Jervis Bay Australia AND workshops in Norway, Luxembourg and various cities in Australia. 
You can email Cece at info@tracyverdugo.com if you’d like to know more about any of the above 🎨💫❤️
Since 2011 I’ve organised and facilitated almost 100 painting workshops and retreats around the globe and reached over 25000 eager to learn creatives with my online classes and my book Paint Mojo. I feel so blessed to do this work and would be over the moon to have you join me next year to throw around some paint and expand your creative vision! In 2019 I’ll be running retreats in Italy, Spain, Bali and my home town in beautiful Jervis Bay Australia AND workshops in Norway, Luxembourg and various cities in Australia. You can email Cece at info@tracyverdugo.com if you’d like to know more about any of the above 🎨💫❤️
One of my favourite pics from last year's #artretreat at @art_yoga_retreat and @terrecerridwyn at #cortijolassalinas #jaen #spain  where we painted every day,  practiced #yoga every morning,  walked with #chrisstewart of #drivingoverlemons fame, visited beautiful  #granada. Next month i will be holding an #artworkshop at my new retreat place  in #Orgiva #lasalpujarras.  One space left for last minute spontaneity ❤  #artinspain #paintinginspain #artworkhops #paintingholidays #artholidays
One of my favourite pics from last year's #artretreat  at @art_yoga_retreat and @terrecerridwyn at #cortijolassalinas  #jaen  #spain  where we painted every day, practiced #yoga  every morning, walked with #chrisstewart  of #drivingoverlemons  fame, visited beautiful #granada . Next month i will be holding an #artworkshop  at my new retreat place in #Orgiva  #lasalpujarras . One space left for last minute spontaneity ❤ #artinspain  #paintinginspain  #artworkhops  #paintingholidays  #artholidays 
Archive image... towards the #Wrekin #impressionism #landscapepainting #pastel #summerfall #autumnequinox #Shrewsbury @ShropshireHour @shropshireart @DerekTheWeather @ruthwignall #enpleinair #pleinair #attheeasel #localartist #colours #notinthestudio #onlocation #paintingholidays #paintingholidaysfrance #artworkshops www.brushmark.co.uk
Whilst on the theme of pomegranates (see previous posts) I felt I wanted to share a beautiful botanical watercolour by @jackieisard 🖌
Jackie joined us at La Bonita at the beginning of September for a weekend course on painting on vellum taught by Shevaun Doherty. 
Painting on vellum is very different to painting on paper because the surface is in fact animal skin.
Vellum is a translucent or opaque material produced from calf or sheep skin that has been soaked, limed and unhaired, and then dried at normal temperature under tension. It's far more durable than paper over time. ​In centuries gone past -- and even today -- it has been used for legal and religious documents as well as for painting. The rationale is that the document needed to last for as long as the asset 🖌
Vellum was used for all non-wall paintings prior to the production of canvas. It was also used for illuminations in medieval manuscripts and books and was a common base for miniatures. Botanical painters in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries - such as Marrel, Ehret, Merian, Robert, Aubriet and Redouté typically used vellum for their botanical illustrations.
Whilst on the theme of pomegranates (see previous posts) I felt I wanted to share a beautiful botanical watercolour by @jackieisard 🖌 Jackie joined us at La Bonita at the beginning of September for a weekend course on painting on vellum taught by Shevaun Doherty. Painting on vellum is very different to painting on paper because the surface is in fact animal skin. Vellum is a translucent or opaque material produced from calf or sheep skin that has been soaked, limed and unhaired, and then dried at normal temperature under tension. It's far more durable than paper over time. ​In centuries gone past -- and even today -- it has been used for legal and religious documents as well as for painting. The rationale is that the document needed to last for as long as the asset 🖌 Vellum was used for all non-wall paintings prior to the production of canvas. It was also used for illuminations in medieval manuscripts and books and was a common base for miniatures. Botanical painters in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries - such as Marrel, Ehret, Merian, Robert, Aubriet and Redouté typically used vellum for their botanical illustrations.
Day 8. Our Via Francigena ends in Buonconvento - one of the most beautiful Itallian villages. The name means "happy, lucky place". Can it be more perfect? Oh yes! Sagra della Valdarbia! - the traditional peasant festival, marking the end of Summer, celebrating the culture, history and food! <3 <3 <3 
#sketchbook #urbansketching #urbansketchers #drawingonlocation #paintingholidays #watercolour #viafrancigena #italy #tuscany #buonconvento #peaceloveart #sylwialewandowskaart
Day 8. Our Via Francigena ends in Buonconvento - one of the most beautiful Itallian villages. The name means "happy, lucky place". Can it be more perfect? Oh yes! Sagra della Valdarbia! - the traditional peasant festival, marking the end of Summer, celebrating the culture, history and food! <3 <3 <3 #sketchbook  #urbansketching  #urbansketchers  #drawingonlocation  #paintingholidays  #watercolour  #viafrancigena  #italy  #tuscany  #buonconvento  #peaceloveart  #sylwialewandowskaart 
A beautiful equine inspired painting by mystic art retreats co-founder Tiffani Gyatso @tiffani_gyatso . Watch out for our upcoming horses retreat #mysticartretreats #artretreatsforwomen #artistsoninstagram #artretreats #artretreat #paintingholidays #artworkshop #raiseyourvibration #artistsonholiday #willtravelforart #doitfortheprocess #creativewomen #womenwhocreate #arttherapy @sanaasajan @rhodeslifestyle
Visit Rajastan, land of kings! Make expressive art, mystic diagrams, string prayer beads, and see live folk music! Expand your creativity and deepen your spiritual inquiry with an international team of professional artists.

Visit the legendary Siskya Tiger Reserve, hike to a sacred waterfall, see ancient temples, rejuvenate your spirit, all while being pampered in a restored palace.

Beginners welcome, no artistic talent required, ideal for first time visits to India. Just get to New Delhi and we'll take care of the rest. You can take as many classes as you like, or sit on the veranda, or relax by the pool, sipping chai and soaking up the glorious scenery.

You'll spend the first two nights in a modern 5-star hotel while seeing the sights and shopping in the capital. Then be whisked away to a tiny village near a serene lake where the palace is located.

https://www.mysticart.org/mala

#mysticartretreat #artteacherlife #artretreat #artretreats #paintingholidays #raiseyourvibration #raiseyourvibrations #artworkshop #artworkshops #sacredgeometry #sacredtravel #creativewomen #sacredart #sacredartists #willtravelforart #womenwhopaint #sacredtravel #creativewomen
Visit Rajastan, land of kings! Make expressive art, mystic diagrams, string prayer beads, and see live folk music! Expand your creativity and deepen your spiritual inquiry with an international team of professional artists. Visit the legendary Siskya Tiger Reserve, hike to a sacred waterfall, see ancient temples, rejuvenate your spirit, all while being pampered in a restored palace. Beginners welcome, no artistic talent required, ideal for first time visits to India. Just get to New Delhi and we'll take care of the rest. You can take as many classes as you like, or sit on the veranda, or relax by the pool, sipping chai and soaking up the glorious scenery. You'll spend the first two nights in a modern 5-star hotel while seeing the sights and shopping in the capital. Then be whisked away to a tiny village near a serene lake where the palace is located. https://www.mysticart.org/mala #mysticartretreat  #artteacherlife  #artretreat  #artretreats  #paintingholidays  #raiseyourvibration  #raiseyourvibrations  #artworkshop  #artworkshops  #sacredgeometry  #sacredtravel  #creativewomen  #sacredart  #sacredartists  #willtravelforart  #womenwhopaint  #sacredtravel  #creativewomen 
Welcoming all to our Indian Retreats - where mysticism, spirituality and material realities are interwoven in an intricate tapestry of the experience of being "alive" ... Last places for Jan'19 ... Enroll on www.mysticart.org/mala #mysticartretreat #artteacherlife #artretreat #artretreats #paintingholidays #raiseyourvibration #raiseyourvibrations #artworkshop #artworkshops #sacredgeometry #sacredtravel #creativewomen #sacredart #sacredartists #willtravelforart #womenwhopaint #sacredtravel #creativewomen
Welcoming all to our Indian Retreats - where mysticism, spirituality and material realities are interwoven in an intricate tapestry of the experience of being "alive" ... Last places for Jan'19 ... Enroll on www.mysticart.org/mala #mysticartretreat  #artteacherlife  #artretreat  #artretreats  #paintingholidays  #raiseyourvibration  #raiseyourvibrations  #artworkshop  #artworkshops  #sacredgeometry  #sacredtravel  #creativewomen  #sacredart  #sacredartists  #willtravelforart  #womenwhopaint  #sacredtravel  #creativewomen 
At Abu Dhabi airport with Shane after a a wonderful French Sketchbook tour, a privilege to have him on board#craigpennyart#withoutpiergallery#paintingholidays#plienairpainting#watercolorpainting#acrylicpainting#plienairsketching#
2 of the ‘non-painting partners’ hanging out in Greece. Sometimes I wonder if they have more fun than the painters!!! #artretreat #artholiday #creativeholidays #learntopaint #paintingholidays #paintaway #artworkshop #internationalartretreat #creativegetaway #weekendartworkshop #traveljournal #learntodraw
Day7 of our Tuscanian adventure. 
Visiting Murlo - beautifu, tiny (23 inhabitants!) village and Etruscan museum. I got inspired by these beautiful arches and stone walls. Nice conversation with a local man about Polish and Italian history :) #sketchbook #urbansketchers #urbansketching #paintingholidays #watercolour #murlo #italy #tuscany #viafrancigena #peaceloveart #sylwialewandowskaart
Beautiful sunny autumn days being glorious sun-rises, warm days and colourful produce in full glory #paintingholidays, #italy#paintinginitaly#paintingholidaysitalys#paintingvacation#paintingretreats
Some more lovely pics from our recent trip , this is drawing in market square at the Le Place des epices  #creativeadventures #drawinghoildays #marrakech #paintingholidays
At this year’s International Art Retreat in Greece we added a new spin. Instead of just painting outdoors everyday, we created the perfect creative holiday. With the addition of a stunning marble art school at our disposal, we introduced our creatives to print making as well as ceramic painting. The results blew us all away! We will be running our Greece tour again in 2020 and you will be able to choose from 3 different retreat options. 1. Our creative art retreat option with travel journaling, ceramic painting, printmaking, sailing and more. 2. A pastel workshop with one of our most popular International superstars, or 3. A clay-based holiday where in addition to your own work, we visit and work with a number of local ceramic artists doing amazing things! In the interim, we have added our first mixed-creative retreat a little closer to home. 5 days in the hills of the Byron shire working in a new medium and with a new teacher each day...with 6 retreats to choose from next year there is bound to be a creative holiday perfect for everyone #artretreat #artholiday #creativeholidays #learntopaint #paintingholidays #paintaway #artworkshop #internationalartretreat #creativegetaway #weekendartworkshop #traveljournal #learntodraw
At this year’s International Art Retreat in Greece we added a new spin. Instead of just painting outdoors everyday, we created the perfect creative holiday. With the addition of a stunning marble art school at our disposal, we introduced our creatives to print making as well as ceramic painting. The results blew us all away! We will be running our Greece tour again in 2020 and you will be able to choose from 3 different retreat options. 1. Our creative art retreat option with travel journaling, ceramic painting, printmaking, sailing and more. 2. A pastel workshop with one of our most popular International superstars, or 3. A clay-based holiday where in addition to your own work, we visit and work with a number of local ceramic artists doing amazing things! In the interim, we have added our first mixed-creative retreat a little closer to home. 5 days in the hills of the Byron shire working in a new medium and with a new teacher each day...with 6 retreats to choose from next year there is bound to be a creative holiday perfect for everyone #artretreat  #artholiday  #creativeholidays  #learntopaint  #paintingholidays  #paintaway  #artworkshop  #internationalartretreat  #creativegetaway  #weekendartworkshop  #traveljournal  #learntodraw 
Ksamil Beach, Southern Albania with Painting Getaways.  Join us next year! #paintinggetaways #ksamilbeach #albania #paintingholidays #artholidays #pleinairartist
Final painting day on the Sketchbook Tour of France 🇫🇷 another wonderful trip#craigpennyart#withoutpiergallery#paintingholidays#pleinairpainting#watercolorpainting#acrylicpainting#
Herman Pekel still remains to be one of our favourite watercolour artists. If you’ve met Herman before then you know the fun he brings to his classes, but beneath the fun exterior lies a genius artist. It doesn’t matter which corner of the world he goes to the results are always outstanding. Years ago Herman talked to me about his love of USA painting family ‘The Wyeths’. I’d just come back from a visit to a small island off the coast of Maine where the Wyeths have a house and the location of many of their famous paintings. There’s nothing like being able to walk in the footsteps of your heros so we hatched a plan to create a workshop there. Our 2019 International Art Retreat sees us taking Herman to this magical place - Monhegan Island. Never before have we seen a single place that attracts artists to paint it like this one #artretreat #artholiday #creativeholidays #learntopaint #paintingholidays #paintaway #artworkshop #internationalartretreat #creativegetaway #weekendartworkshop #traveljournal #learntodraw
Herman Pekel still remains to be one of our favourite watercolour artists. If you’ve met Herman before then you know the fun he brings to his classes, but beneath the fun exterior lies a genius artist. It doesn’t matter which corner of the world he goes to the results are always outstanding. Years ago Herman talked to me about his love of USA painting family ‘The Wyeths’. I’d just come back from a visit to a small island off the coast of Maine where the Wyeths have a house and the location of many of their famous paintings. There’s nothing like being able to walk in the footsteps of your heros so we hatched a plan to create a workshop there. Our 2019 International Art Retreat sees us taking Herman to this magical place - Monhegan Island. Never before have we seen a single place that attracts artists to paint it like this one #artretreat  #artholiday  #creativeholidays  #learntopaint  #paintingholidays  #paintaway  #artworkshop  #internationalartretreat  #creativegetaway  #weekendartworkshop  #traveljournal  #learntodraw 
Tim doing a drawing of a church ruin in Butrint National Park in Southern Albania.  We were spoilt for choice of subjects at this location.  #butrint #albania #sketching #paintingholidays  #artholiday #pleinairartist #paintinggetaways
Quick watercolour sketch of the rocks and main island at Ksamil, Albania.  Join us next year! #paintingholidays #albania #paintinggetaways #artholiday #pleinairartist #outdoorpainting #ksamil #watercolour #painting
Cathy on location at our most recent art retreat. She’s putting down a Watercolour underpainting before adding pastel over the top. This was taken in the Tweed in Northern NSW - we take our groups to this spot regularly to paint one of the best views in Australia #artretreat #artholiday #creativeholidays #learntopaint #paintingholidays #paintaway #artworkshop #internationalartretreat #creativegetaway #weekendartworkshop #traveljournal #learntodraw
Our beautiful courtyards which are all over the house, secret pockets of artist hideaways !
Our beautiful courtyards which are all over the house, secret pockets of artist hideaways !
Painting with a great group at Vaucluse and Montjay, France#craigpennyart#withoutpiergallery#pleinairpainting#paintingholidays#watercolorpainting#acrylicpainting#
Day 4. One of the towers of San Gimignano. Today just a pencil sketch. Crazy angles to draw and tricky place to draw. Sea of tourist everywhere but truly magical place!

#urbansketch #urbansketching #drawingonlocation #sketchbook #paintingholidays #sangimignano #tuscany #italy #viafrancigena #peaceloveart #sylwialewandowskaart
Portrait course in full swing- in winter @cornwall_painting_holidays & I have some painting breaks specifically for portrait painting. www.cornwallpaintingholidays.co.uk #portraitpainting #paintingholidays #cornwallpaintingholidays
Day 3 in Italy and 24km walk. Super hot day. Now sketching and drinking Mojito del Pelegrino (!) at the main square of Gambassi Terme. (With some crazy Italian music at the background)
Life is good :) #sketchbook #drawingonlocation #urbansketchers #urbansketching #paintingholidays #watercolour #watercolours #italiancamino #viafrancigena #gambassiterme #italy #peaceloveart #sylwialewandowskaart
Saying goodbye to some of my happy Retreaters this weekend . Lots of yoga , art , fun , laughter and emotions. Sad to@see everyone go! #artretreat #artretreatsforwomen #artretreatsstives#paintingholidays #paintingholidaysstives#yogacreative #yogacreativeretreats
French House available to rent, South of France, Le Somail, Canal du Midi 
#paintingholidays #pennygerman #sleeps15
#swimmingpool #canaldumidi #pilatesretreat #walkingholiday #bridgeretreat #villagerestaurants
Sketching and watercolour painting at the amazing walled city of Briancon, France, the highest city in Europe, with Janice, Robyn, Shane and Susan#craigpennyart#withoutpiergallery#paintingholidays#pleinairpainting #watercolorpainting#acrylicpainting#
A good discovery in Bologna; MAST, a gallery of Art, Experimentation and Technology #bolagna #italy #artinitaly #emiliaromagna #artholidays #paintingholidays
Gorgeous painting from @tessapearsonart who was our tutor last week. Beautiful
Gorgeous painting from @tessapearsonart who was our tutor last week. Beautiful
What a month we’ve had! 2 weeks on a spectacular Greek Art Adventure with 14 creative travellers, 4 days at the first ever Australian Pastel Expo mixing with my tribe and 7 days in a luxury Kingscliff beachfront mansion with one of the world’s best pastellists Liz Haywood-Sullivan #livethelifeyoulove #artretreat #artholiday #creativeholidays #learntopaint #paintingholidays #paintaway #artworkshop #internationalartretreat #creativegetaway #weekendartworkshop #traveljournal #learntodraw
What a month we’ve had! 2 weeks on a spectacular Greek Art Adventure with 14 creative travellers, 4 days at the first ever Australian Pastel Expo mixing with my tribe and 7 days in a luxury Kingscliff beachfront mansion with one of the world’s best pastellists Liz Haywood-Sullivan #livethelifeyoulove  #artretreat  #artholiday  #creativeholidays  #learntopaint  #paintingholidays  #paintaway  #artworkshop  #internationalartretreat  #creativegetaway  #weekendartworkshop  #traveljournal  #learntodraw 
A few more photos of  the gardens of Latour - Marliac where #monet bought the #waterlily to create his gardens at #Giverny. #palettesdegascogne #paintingholidays #artholidaysinfrance #lasalleartretreat #watercolour #oilpainting #pastelpainting #frenchfoodandwine #holidaysun
Plein air painting in Grazalema in Spain with Painting Getaways.  #grazalema #Spain #pleinairpainting #artworkshops #paint_in_spain #paintingholidays #learntopaint #paintinggetaways #ibolyataligas #redroofs
Painting holidays in Austria by Lake Hallstatt with Painting Getaways. #paintingholidays #paintinaustria #austria #paintinggetaways #hallstatt #artworkshop #enpleinair #pleinairpainting #learntopaint
On the Sketchbook Tour France, Provence, Sketching in the Village of St Andre de Rosans#craigpennyart#withoutpiergallery#paintingholidays#pleinairpainting#watercolorpainting#paintinginfrance#acrylicpainting#
Katie Sollohub and Louisa taking an ice cream break in Modena.#katiesollohub #villalugara #itay#emiliaromagna #artholidays #paintingholidays
From the 2018 French Sketchbook book tour, painting and sketching in Sisteron, with Susan, Janice and Shane#craigpennyart#withoutpiergallery#paintingholidays#pleinairpainting#watercolorpainting#