Lots of fun and hard work was had by all during our recent 5 day Painting Holiday in Cornwall. A great bunch of people came from far and wide including Sigi from Canada, students new to Ashley's art and workshops and some very familiar faces.
On our days out on location we had sun, rain and wind with the hint of a rainbow all in the space of a few hours - but Cornwall didn't disappoint! The landscape would become quite magical when a glow of sunshine would seep through the deep blues of the sea and the dark greys of the clouds.
Our lunchtime breaks were very welcome and the food and hospitality at both the Longcross, Port Quinn and The Pier Hotel, Charlestown was first class. When the rain came most people took advantage of the amazing view of the harbour from The Pier Hotel and put pencil to paper and carried on sketching.
In the studio, Ashley as always put everyone through their paces with a mixture of exercises and surprises. It's always colour first with Ashley and he was amazed at the beautiful colours and unusual colour combinations made by each member of the group. Then the students experimented with mark-making with their depictions of the wild seas taken from their studies. Everybody immmersed themselves into their painting and there was some really exciting work produced - Freedom in Painting!
Thank-you to everyone for all your wonderful comments and messages about the holiday and painting experience. We are so pleased you enjoyed it and still made art, in spite of any short comings with the weather and that we lived up to your expectations! A BIG thank-you to you all for joining us (and special thanks to 81 year old Mary who mucked in with us all) and for being such a great group and helping to make it such a success. We do hope we will see you all again soon!
We have 4 places only, left on our next Painting Holiday 24 - 29 Sep 2012.
If you are interested in joining us or would like to know more please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01208 77656. More information can also be found at http://www.ashleyhanson.co.uk/HolidayIntro2012.htm