I returned from Spain on Monday after a fun, exciting, hectic first art holiday to Casa Rosa in Andalucia.
Rosie and I loved it. I hope those of you that joined us there enjoyed it as much as we did. The next trip is planned for March 2019 and another in the autumn. There will be more information about that very soon.
Below are some of the highlights…though there doesn’t seem to be enough pictures of the food which was spectacular. Thank you all who came along; I look forward to catching up soon.
The morning light catches the brow of the hill across the valley from Casa Rosa
Lemons from the garden
Olives and a cut lime on a Casa Rosa cushion
Evening light as we drove down the hill to Casa Rosa
Marie V and Salvador who fed us on fresh vegetables from their garden and these dangerous little doughnuts
Pomegranates are in season
Trying to capture the landscape as the sun goes down
Complementary colours in the garden
Orange and blue still life
An artist working on purple and yellow
A morning session
Octopus at Malaga market
‘ere today, gone tomorrow
Trying to capture Casa Rosa
Not strictly ‘Strictly’, but a flamenco dancing model
A glimpse of the irresistible wiggly road
Complementary colours in a bowl
The occasional deluge brought the river to life
Datura seen on a walk through a local village
Looking back across the valley towards Casa Rosa as we said goodbye until next time
If you want to here more about future holidays please contact Kate. I look forward to hearing from you.
Slightly struggling, I am putting together a list of equipment for artists to take to Casa Rosa for our week of painting in October. As I try to make a reasonable (not enormous) list of suggested colours I thought I’d look at palettes used by Spanish masters. Joachin Sorolla, a glorious artist renowned for his depiction of light was my first thought; what a distraction. Every picture is singing with life and light.
There is a major exhibition of his work coming to the National Gallery in London in spring of 2019. For more information try this link Sorolla exhibition
Apparently his plein air palette was as follows: Cobalt Violet, Rose Madder, All the Cadmium Reds, Cadmium Orange, All the Cadmium Yellows, Yellow Ochre, Chrome Green, Viridian, Prussian Blue, Cobalt Blue, French Ultramarine, Lead White
Newspaper article about Sorolla
So many happy distractions and I am no further on with what to take re equipment for a Spanish painting holiday. Clearly, a full Sorolla palette is not very helpful. The list will emerge very soon.