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Watercolor Plein Air in Tuscany with Doris Rice
September 20 - September 27
Come join me for a painting adventure in beautiful Tuscany! We will work on location, learning the fundamentals of watercolor and capturing the many moods of Spannocchia. This is a ‘destination vacation’ where you will soak up the culture, the food, the historic surroundings as you work on your skill development with painting in watercolor! Tours of vineyards, wine making, cooking Tuscan style, heritage gardens, heritage line of pigs and the famous proscuitto….all at your fingertips. Look up on line for a peek at: www.Spannocchia.org and www.Spannocchia.com, A beautiful 1100 heritage farm estate in the hills of Tuscany, southwest of the medieval city of Siena. Accommodations in the Castello (Villa). Enjoy authentic, organic Tuscan meals, 3 meals per day, meals/wine included. Spannocchia’s own olive oil. Available to painters and their guests
The trip to Tuscany offers 7 nights at Spannocchia, accommodations in the Villa. Daily, 3 meals, wine with meals included.With the use of the painting studio in the Museo, art may be worked on day and night! Plein air demonstrations each day, guidance in developing your own style, supported with afternoon critiques. Doris will arrange auto rentals for field trips to local Siena, San Gimignano, perhaps a wine estate tour. An action filled week! After the program, (or prior) you can make arrangements to visit other Tuscan locations on your own. Close by are Florence, Pisa, Luca and so on!
Program Coordinator Bio
Doris Rice is a watercolor painter from New Hampshire. She received her formal art training at the Moore College of Art, Philadelphia. Her teaching takes her on location, locally in New England as well as across the US and Europe. She is an experienced traveler, guiding participants to fascinating historic sites. She prefers to paint in plein air, finding her artistic inspiration from the great outdoors. Collectors would look for impressions of a location, national and international scenes.
Doris’ Artistic Statement:
“I want to capture the immediacy of a place in time. Sensory feelings of light, mov ement, sound and fresh air combine for a painting, which is alive with energy.”