A little look back- and news about the coming year at The Creative Olive! Portugal - May 2018 Last May we opened the doors of the atmospheric pink Portuguese townhouse in Portimao and welcomed in a creative group of guests from far and wide. The theme for the week was ‘Watercolour and Urban Sketching’ We wondered through cobbled streets, gazed at crumbling house facades, practiced perspective on church spires and trained our eyes on the expanse of the marina. We sketched and
I am just back from teaching a wonderful group of woman from Sweden, Denmark and Scotland.
We started as we continued each morning doing a few blind contour drawings in our sketchbooks. And that always loosens the smiles and hands. Lots of fun and good practice. Urban sketching can be a challenge, sitting out there in the open, strangers walking by, looking, but we did it! For most of the group, this was a first time experience. I am very proud that everybody had the courag
The launch of our new website and our sparkly new name is here! After another successful painting holiday, this time for the first time to Portugal, Trine and I decided to make things more official and properly join forces. We have worked together here and there with our art ventures, workshops and courses. But not full time. But the time seemed right, and the stars seemed to align themselves - So we took the plunge and set about gathering what we needed to make our painting