Hosted by Art In The Algarve, Rua Carlos da Maia, 8700-379 Olhão Municipality, Portugal.
This holiday is open to painters in any medium. I use primarily oils and watercolours. But I am also comfortable with acrylics or gouache.
The holiday includes 7 nights accommodation, breakfasts and dinners. Bookings must be made directly with Artinthealgarve.com
I painted this watercolour from the door threshold of the Art School. The school is surrounded by old town architecture. This particular doorway is not exactly amazing, but it was in a nice light and for me, that’s all it takes to make a painting.
This one is just 50 metres from the School. A nicer building this time. But again it’s the light I’m painting. And this corner was well lit and I was able to site comfortably in the shade.
Art in the Algarve is a beautiful art school set in the heart of Olhão’s protected historic area. With vaulted ceilings, Roman brick work, three courtyards and an olive tree (believed to be over 150 years old), the school has been restored offering an exceptional space for artistic creativity. There is something very romantic about the art school, it is exceptionally charming, and it has an abundance of old features and is very tranquil. A fantastic place to gather inspiration.
I’ll be painting there mid June 2017 for a weeks. So I’ll have lots more detail to post when I return.