Watercolour Lessons in the Cinque Terre, Liguria, Italy

'Hot September day '-watercolour on paper 2016VIBRANT  VERNAZZA –  Painting in the Cinque Terre 

Capture the essence and beauty of Vernazza in strong, fluid watercolor. Guided by Susie a professional Vernazza Artist; she will encourage you to be bold, experimental but most of all to be ‘free’ and to enjoy the painting process.
The key to bold fluid watercolors (without the safety net of a pencil underdrawing) is courage, preparation and spontaneity. As a medium it can be delicate and transparent or vibrant and rich in consistency.
Mastering watercolor takes years of practice, forging a special relationship between you and the materials; therefore these few hours are not aimed at producing a ‘pretty painting ‘ but rather encouraging you to be bold and free in your approach and to give you a taster of the many possibilities this wonderful medium is capable o

SESSION PLAN:   After a short climb to the ‘ vista della Terra’ where the session will be held, we will first absorb our beautiful surroundings. Susie will then chat about the aims of the lesson and will do a short demonstration on preparing the paint in advance.

We will start with ‘loosening up’ mark making to get you into the flow, then she will be there to show you some watercolor techniques and guide you on a one-to-one level to meet your individual creative needs, whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced painter.

Meeting point: Meeting up point is at 9.00 am at the Pirate bar in Vernazza (at the top of the town near the post office)
Please wear sensible shoes.


Tour Available 1st April -28th Oct                                                 In English and Italian

MORNINGS ONLY , WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY ,FRIDAY             9.30 – 1 pm.                  


All painting materials supplied:     Watercolour tubes -winsor & newton artist quality watercolours- brushes: size 16 – various watercolour papers-  Boards – mixing palettes – Wax – paper folders (for students to take their work away in)

Watercolour on paper

‘Turquoise Wait’  Vernazza     Watercolour on paper

Watercolour on paper

‘Summer Drone’ Vernazza   Watercolour on paper

'Cool shade'

‘Cool shade’ Vernazza   Watercolour on p

'Peacefulness ' Corniglia -watercolour on canvas


'Yellow Glow' Vernazza .Watercolour on paper

‘Yellow Glow’ Vernazza .Watercolour on paper

Bivio-Riomaggiore .Watercolour & wax on paper

Bivio-Riomaggiore .Watercolour & wax on paper

'Misty morning Light Sparkle'-Corniglia   Watercolour on paper

‘Misty morning Light Sparkle’-Corniglia Watercolour on paper

'Clear waters 'Monterosso   Watercolour & mixed media on paper

‘Clear waters ‘Monterosso Watercolour & mixed media on paper

'Hot Wash' Watercolour on paper

‘Hot Wash’ Watercolour on paper

'Under the lemon tree'  watercolour on paper

‘Under the lemon tree’ watercolour on paper