Italian Balcony

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Italian Balcony

Painted in Watercolours

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I sat and painted this gorgeous scene one warm Tuesday morning sat in the little square in Iseo Town.

At around 11.30 Nonna came out onto the balcony clutching a wooden spoon, tasting what I imagined to be homemade tomato sauce.Bliss.

Italian Poppies

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Italian Poppies

Painted in Oils

Size 10 x 12 inches

A field of Poppies, swaying in a warm Italian Breeze

To purchase or for more information about this Original Oil

email Jane at lakelandart@hotmail.co.uk

Blue Boat

Blue Boat

Blue Boat

‘Blue Boat’

Painted in Oils

Inspired by two beautiful old boats bobbing gently in the turquoise clear waters on a Hot  Summers Day.

A3 Signed limited Edition Print £50.00

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Including postage and packing in the Uk

To purchase this canvas print email Jane at lakelandart@hotmail.co.uk

 Or Tel 01768 867151

The Red Jersey

Maglia Rosso Passione

Maglia Rosso Passione

Maglia Rosso Passione

Size 12 x 9 inches

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The Red jersey won by Mark Cavendish painted in watercolours.

After watching the Giro d’Italia live at Borghetto, I felt I just had to put paint to paper.

It made me feel so inspired and to feel this when you paint brings out the passion in your painting.

For more information about this special watercolour email me at

lakelandart@hotmail.co.uk

September watercolour holiday

Ladies Lunch Italian Style

Ladies Lunch Italian Style

Imagine a tiny village  situated on the edge of a Lake, with a ferry calling in every few hours and a couple of cafes on the lake edge. The cafe owner brings your cool drink across a quite street with a few aperitifs to enjoy. You sit back and enjoy the lazy day and watch a few passers go by. A handful of Ladies choose a table  in the shade,and began to chatter while prosecco’s  are passed around. This special little hamlet is called Riva di Solta on Lake Iseo and this is what inspired me to paint ‘Ladies Lunch Italian Style.

If you would like to sample a little of this magic why not come to Lake Iseo on my painting holiday the date is Saturday 14th September 2013 for a week we will stay at the stunning Rivalago  Hotel on the Lake shore and paint everyday views just like this, or maybe a balcony full of flowers or just watch the cool shades of Blue turn mountains and lakes into simple watercolours. This course is suitable for beginners and with a small group of just eight artist maximum. For more details visit www.lakelandartcourses.co.uk 

Leisure painter in the Italian Lakes

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Monte Isola

Take the ferry from Sulzano across to Monta Isola, it only takes five minutes to sail across. Walk along the shore and find a shaded spot. Ideally  under an Olive tree in the warm afternoon sunshine. Gaze across the bay to the tiny village of Sensole and begin to sketch. You will need to dip your feet often into the warm blue lake, this helps with the inspiration and also will help to magic the paintbrush across the paper.

This is how I painted ‘Monte Isola’ watercolour, if you would like to sample a little of this magic why not come to Lake Iseo on my painting holiday the date is Saturday 14th September 2013 for a week we will stay at the stunning Rivalago on the Lake shore for more information 

 

Carzone arriving by ferry

Carzone, Lake Iseo

Carzone, Lake Iseo

This is the view that welcomes you  arriving by Ferry at Carzone. Just one of the hidden jewels on Lake Iseo. To paint this special little Borgo I had to get a feel and sample it’s delights. Morning coffee was first sitting in the sunshine watching scooters whizz by, riden by ladies with bags of groceries held tightly between their ankles. I was now ready for finding a location for a few hours, down the narrow alleyways with flowers and tubs beside every ancient doorway. I watched a young boy wearing his Italian strip kicking a ball and clothes above our heads drying in the morning sunshine. So now I was ready to settle down and paint an Italian scene.

If you fancy an Italian Painting adventure read here for more details

Watercolours at Lake Iseo

Lake Iseo Watercolour

Lake Iseo Watercolour

Staying at Rivalago Hotel on the shores of Lake Iseo I painted this serene vista in watercolours. With only shades of Blues to see, the palette was easy to mix. To keep it pure to the view, no pencil marks were drawn just a  brush loaded with paint to show the simplicity of this breathtaking scene.

The light changes daily in the Italian Lakes, the days start with sunshine flooding through the open finistra, days are spent chasing shadows around sunlight buildings or sparkling light dancing on the Lake. Late afternoon  the delights come to life, a mass of colours subdue to tonal shades, shapes are simplified with just a wash of colour.

To sample this as an artist is truly wonderful

Italy painting holiday in Italian Lakes with Jane Ward

Sulzano

Sulzano

You might wonder what a painting holiday in the Italian Lakes is like? At Lake Iseo which is situated between Garda and Como. A  shy but beautiful Lake is known by the Italians as the ‘Secret Jewel’ is a pure joy for artists who enjoy painting stunning scenery without throngs of tourists, but able to watch local Italians go about everyday life in a stunning backdrop. Based at the pretty old port of  Sulzano in the stunning Rivalago Hotel. Breakfast time taken in the gardens leading down to the lakeshore a perfect way to start the day.

Ice Cream Italian Style

Ice Cream Italian Style

Days are  spent visiting the pretty small villages and towns dotted around the lakeshore, arriving usually by ferry with views from every angle.

Sensole, Monte Isola

Sensole, Monte Isola

Painting subjects range from intimate balcony scenes, to bobbing boats and colourful villas reflected into a warm turquoise lake all viewed from beneath the shade of an Olive tree.

Sunset, Lake Iseo

Sunset, Lake Iseo

Days turn into stunning sunsets with  a glass of cool Prosecco to hand and  homade Italian food  served outdoors. Artists, be them beginners or those that have dabbled for many years all enjoying the delights of the colours that unfold.

Dusk, Iseo Town

Dusk, Iseo Town

If you would like to join my  small group of  painters from total beginner to experienced just get in touch for more details just email Jane at lakelandart@hotmail.co.uk

The date is Saturday 7th September for one week and the price is £995.00 for a painter and £875.00 for a non painting husband or wife. This is excluding flights. For non painters Lake Iseo is perfect for Road cycling, walking and just enjoying Italian Culture.

Iseo Town

Iseo Town