Fruit and Leaves

Courses & Retreats

The fun with watercolor really starts when we combine it with other painting media. Old photos, gouache, gesso, pastel, charcoal and acrylic all combine beautifully with watercolor to produce vibrant interesting paintings!

Scotland, Falkland Estate
Watercolour & Mixed Media
Weekend & Week Retreat 

14/04/2023 - 21/04/2023

&

15/04/2023 - 16/04/2023

Samos, Greece
Watercolour Holiday

03/06/23 - 10/06/23 

Enjoy a vibrant week under the Greek sun,

sketching the little harbour of Phytagorion,

and the narrow streets are sure to inspire your paintings.  

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Portugal - 
Watercolour Paining Holiday 
November 2023 TBC
 

Join us for a relaxing week in Portimao where artist Trine Pettigrew will be sharing her artistic knowledge. 

Together we will venture out into the beautiful old town of Portimao and sketch on location. Later in the day we will work on our sketches at home in our beautiful 16th century house, creating finished larger pieces using watercolours.  

You'll be staying in the heart of the old town, where you'll find winding streets and lovely architecture - some crumbling some brightly coloured. Perfect for drawing and painting. 

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Portugal - 

Introduction to Urban Sketching in ink & Water Colour
No dates at present 

Venture into the exciting new practice of Urban Sketching. Free up your learnt habits and enjoy the free flow of simple ink on paper.

Together we will venture out into the beautiful old town of Portimao and sketch on location. Later in the day we will work on our sketches at home in our beautiful 16th century house, creating finished larger pieces using watercolours.  

You'll be staying in the heart of the old town, where you'll find winding streets and lovely architecture - some crumbling some brightly coloured. Perfect for drawing and painting. 

"Street, Portimao" By student Annie Audsley.

Spain -
Watercolour & Mixed Media

No dates at present 

Red Painting and Brushes

Escape away in the winter month of February and spend a soul warming week in the company of art lovers.

 

Let yourself be taught new skills by accomplished artist Trine Pettigrew and get wined and dined by culinary expert Anna Cairns Pettigrew - all in the majestic setting of Spain’s sherry region Jerez de la Frontera in Andalusia. 

Scottish Highlands
Negative Watercolour 

No dates at present 

Negative Painting with a Positive Attitude!

 

Spend a full week in the company of water, pigment and brushes in a country house in Scotland.

 

Learn the exciting technique of "Negative Painting". A method that enables you to produce amazing watercolours, without years of experience.

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The Creative Olive 2017