It’s time to pack my virtual suit case for my virtual trip to the School in Olhao Portugal on Wednesday 15th April. http://www.artinthealgarve.com
The 150 year old olive tree that grows from the central courtyards…..always a welcome sight.
Along with a few clothes the most important things to remember are art materials, sun glasses, sun hat…..and always comfortable shoes/sandals.
The School is located in the middle of the old quarter of Olhao which means that you can walk everywhere and purchase anything that you may have forgotten.
Most people will bring a lovely clean palette and possibly smaller brushes, however these are some of the items I will bring.
The School is like a living organism…..embodying all the properties for life and is perfect for those who wish to create or simply be. I am so looking forward to being there with you, even though on this occasion it will be a virtual meeting:)Anyone who has taken my courses knows that I emphasise the use of sketch books and the importance of carrying one at all times.
They are good for making ‘thumb nail sketches’ which are quick, abbreviated drawings – almost doodles and scribbles. (Perfect during our time of isolation). Any medium can be used and for that matter along with sketch books these can be made on envelopes, newspaper, or any other surface.
These little doodles hep us with composition for larger finished watercolours. They are not about ‘getting it right’ they are about jotting down thoughts and ideas.
Thumb nail sketches.
A watercolour sketch of the beautiful Pink Super Moon that we enjoyed this week. With London skies very clear it was indeed a sight to behold.
Only six days to go before we all catch our virtual flights to Faro….See you there.
JWR tips and sayings – Some of them tongue in cheek:)
My VIRTUAL course begins here on Wednesday 15th April – finishing on Wednesday 22nd April I will be mimicking my course at the School….should be fun.
Meanwhile, have a lovely Easter.