Painting on location in Tuscany
this past May was a
Dream Come True
for everyone who joined the Fiesole – Florence Week Watercolor Workshop.
We had a blast!
New Friends for the Journey!
These two companion paintings were painted by the newish painter , Sara, who just completed her third Painting Trip with me and En Plein Air with Virginia Fergus.
Sara really turned a corner this year with her painting and created several pieces showcasing her emerging style. I’m so proud of her!
Sara has also completely fallen in love with Italy!
Traveling to paint has formed and informed my life in ways I could have never anticipated. My personal experience with the transformative power of traveling to paint fuels my desire to share this incredible experience with others.
I am so grateful for the enthusiastic and engaged group who jumped in and painted with heart and came away with a Dream Come True for themselves!
Julie and Hannah, mother and daughter, traveled together and jumped right into watercolor Plein air painting. Both were complete beginners! And both made some incredible paintings! I think these two are Plein Air Watercolor Painting converts and I anticipate seeing them both again on another Painting Adventure!
Bravery, boldness, exploration, revelation, creativity, fun, joy, relationships, excitement, beauty, stimulation, and wonder are some of the words that come to mind when I reflect on our time together painting en Plein air in Tuscany.
Lisa embraced all our experiences with joy and enthusiasm and brought so much life to every day. Plus, she made the big transition from oil painting to watercolor and had a great breakthrough. “Energetic” drawing and painting, one of my techniques for loosening up and letting your self shine through in your paintings, was just the thing for Lisa. So happy for her and glad her artistic journey had a boost on this trip.
I hope you have enjoyed images of some of our most memorable painting locations, art related experiences, and paintings from Fiesole – Florence Week 2023, enjoyed by an enthusiastic, intrepid, and sympatico group of artists.
May you be inspired to join me in 2024.
Be brave and let your Art and Travel Dream Come True!
|Virginia Fergus leads small group Plein Air Painting Workshops in Italy and France that are unique opportunities for creative immersion and personal transformation.
Each workshop includes plein air painting experiences in curated locations, sensitive and personal instruction, experienced and empathetic guidance, artistic immersion, beautiful accommodations and delicious meals in authentic and particular locations, and new friends for the journey.
Ginny's personal motto is “Authentic, Intimate, Beautiful” and is the creative and experiential goal of each workshop. To learn more, visit www.enpleinairwithverginiafergus.com
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