Live for a Week in a Tuscan Hill Town
May 11 – 18, 2024 holds a New San Gimignano Painting Workshop opportunity. We will be living for the week in the quintessential Tuscan hill town of San Gimignano, also known as the town of towers as it features numerous preserved medieval tower houses.
San Gimignano is beautiful in itself and is surrounded by some of the most lovely Tuscan countryside full of vineyards, olive groves, tile roofed homes, cypresses, and curving dirt roads. Paintings appear at every turn.
View from Our shared Terrace Painting Location
Each Day Will Be Full of Beauty and Painting Inspiration
Our days will be a balance of staying in our home town to paint the Piazza di Cisterna which is right outside our hotel doors, and venturing outside the city walls to paint the landscape, and visiting other equally lovely and indicative Tuscan towns to explore and paint.
This Week’s Cultural Experience will Focus on the Art of Cooking
We always have a day of cultural fun during the week and this year we are spending the day with the well known and most kind Emiko Davies and her sommelier husband Marco Lami at their private cooking school Enoteca Marilou in San Miniato.
I did a test run with them last year and it was such a great experience we are returning this year. Our day will be spent food shopping in the local market, and then making pasta and other wonderful food which we will sit down and eat as a late lunch feast. Last year we even had fried flowers which Marco had just harvested down the street! It was experiencing the true art of Italian cooking.
Garden La Foce is another treat during the New San Gimignano Painting Workshop
Another treat and photo op for future paintings will be touring Garden La Foce created and made famous by Iris Origo. It is stunning. It would be wonderful to paint on location there but they don’t allow it. We will soak up the ambience and it will come through in future pieces.
This workshop is available to artists of all levels from beginner to professional. I demonstrate my way of approaching a painting and take it through to completion for your observation if desired. All choose their own subject matter and I assist individuals as needed and desired.
For the novices I will have some very quick and non – threatening ways for you to get going on a painting without laboring over any aspect of the process.
It is meant to be a free and expressive experience and everyone achieves much success and creates some beautiful and distinctive art work. We all learn by doing and from each other.
It is a go at your own pace experience focused on individual instincts and creative growth.
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