Cornwall was really at it's best for our September painting holiday, treating us to an array of both glorious and wild weather - perfect for capturing our artists imagination in their work made during the course.
We were once again delighted to have on board a few familiar faces along with our new artists looking to discover their own personal 'Freedom in Painting' experience - with Ashley's help of course! The group were a great mix of varying abilities and as well as benefiting from Ashley's group exercises and individual tuition, they were able to learn and engage with each other's work, through group discussion and the sharing of ideas.
|Glorious Trebarwith Strand|
As always, everyone excelled themselves and there was was some fantastic work made by the end of the week. Here is an insight in to the week.....
|Philippa painting in Port Isaac|
|Lucinda sketching in Trebarwith|
|Ashley with Janet in Polperro|
|Amazing skies in Polruan|
We then headed down the winding lanes to Polruan - another favourite spot and the last of our four inspiring destinations. Here Ashley introduced some linear drawing exercises from this amazing panorama and for those who wanted, there was more to sketch and paint, on the way down the hill and at sea level with the 13th century Blockhouse, harbour and shipyard. Our artists were ready, excited and maybe just a little apprehensive of what Ashley had in store for them in the studio over the next few days!
|Catherine with her painting in progress|
There were plenty of surprises and although the artists were sometimes out of their comfort zone they enjoyed being challenged and seeing a totally different outcome. By day two in the studio the paintings were really starting to take shape and some really exciting work was evolving.
As always the last studio day ended with an invaluable group critique about the work made with everyone learning and contributing from each other.
|Detail of Lucinda's painting in progress|
|Lunch at The Old Inn, St Breward|
A BIG thank-you to all our artists who signed up - we really hope you found Ashley's tuition and guidance beneficial and also another BIG thank-you to all our contributors, who help to make our painting holidays such a success, as we couldn't do it without you!
|Carolyn's painting in progress|
|Catherine's painting in progress|
If you would like to join us on one of our Freedom in Painting holidays in Cornwall next year, the dates are :
9th - 14th May & 19th - 24th September 2016
To find out more about Ashley's art practice, painting holidays and courses see our website here .
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