Plein Air Tuscany
September 26- October 3, 2020
I have been invited to offer a plein air week at The Watermill in Posara Italy. I invite you to join me!! The Watermill is located in Lunigiana in northwestern Tuscany. The property is surrounded by the National Park of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines and the Regional Park of the Apuan Alps, home of the marble mountains of Carrara. We’ll be near the villages of the Cinque Terre and to Lucca, two destinations for excursions during our week together.
We will be painting the Tuscan landscape with its iconic cypress, olive groves, and medieval castles. We’ll visit Fivizzano on market day, a walled town full of elegant Renaissance palaces. We’ll paint in the village of Verrucola nestled around its thousand-year-old castle. We’ll paint at Il Convento dei Carmine, a privately owned monastery. We’ll paint magnificent mountain vistas from Monte del Bianchi.
Our experienced hosts at the Watermill, Bill and Lois Brecken, have lovingly restored a complex of historic 17th century buildings that include two watermills. They’ve created comfortable modern accommodations and communal spaces with gardens to relax in. They have established high-quality programs in the arts with faculty from all over the world. The Watermill provides us with everything: pre-dinner aperitifs, all meals (including dinner with wine at both the Watermill courtyard dining room and at charming local restaurants), local transportation, even easels! They also offer activities for non-painting partners.
The cost for the week is determined by which en suite bedroom or apartment suite you select; prices range from £1760 to £1945. ($2,161 to $2,389 at exchange rate 9/07/19) There is no single supplement and there is a discount for non-painting partners. Descriptions of the accommodations and complete details on cost, registration, and payment can be found here.