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Painting the Cinque Terre Riomaggiore, Manarola, Vernazza, Cornigla & Monterosso with Artist /Instructor Larry Moore June 11-18, 2011
Plein air painting is on the rise and is it any wonder why? We find it challenging & fun, we get to be outside and we can take our passion to places like Italy! Painting en plein air requires a process of logic and intuition; a way of seeing and translating, recording and interpreting, deep soul searching with a sense of play. This workshop will encompass the principles of good painting: creativity, color, value, shape, composition, drawing, edge and variety. Twenty-plus years of plein air experience and ten years of teaching has allowed Larry to distill the process of painting into learnable techniques. Experienced painters as well as beginners are welcome; Larry will be gentle. He likes to make his workshops fun as well as informative. And for subject matter we really can't go wrong in the visually rich Cinque Terre area of Italy...A Unesco World Heritage Site!
among the sights and sounds of beautiful seaside villages: fishing boats, vineyards, centuries-old buildings, winding streets, texture and vibrant sunlight.
in the warm ambiance of the mountainoue seaside, overlooking the Tyrannean sea...almost unchanged for centuries, one of Italy's jewels.
the joy of painting en plein air in a relaxed and inspiring atmosphere with the expert instruction of a nationally know artist and instructor and the camaraderie of a small group of learners.
great Italian food, delightful wines, new friends, breath-taking vistas, history and the hospitality of the people of the Cinque Terre.
"Cortona Street" by Larry Moore
"Cortona Wisteria" by Larry Moore
Experience the thrill and beauty of a wonderful part of Italy, and even more so, taking these memories you've created home with you! This workshop is for beginners to advanced artists and will be conducted outdoors on location.
Workshop is open to painters of all levels. Whether you are a novice just learning to mix color, or a professional needing advanced problem solving, Larry’s individualized instruction will address needs at your level and push you to the next step in your personal development. Accommodations are intended as follows: Vernazza...Pensione Sorriso
Note: Accommodations may change based on availability.
See "What to bring" below...
All-inclusive* enrollment options include: Instruction on location Escorted group travel from Florence to Vernazza June 11, 2011 Seven nights accommodations in historic Vernazza** Local transportation All meals*** (Italian breakfast, lunch and dinner) Daily wine tasting opportunities A farewell wine tasting dinner **Included with "Hotel" plans only, see details ***Included with "Group Meal Plans" only, see details
*All-inclusive plans are Pensione Sorroso plans only. Air travel is the responsibility of each participant. Florence (FLR) is the suggested arrival and departure airport in Italy. All guests are responsible for handling their own luggage/baggage... we suggest to pack light. Walking is required. Go to Enrollment Form
The Cinque Terre Five miles of rocky coast in eastern Liguria, two promontories lie at each extremity, thousands of kilometres of dry walling, cultivated into vineyards, five southerly villages castled up on spurs of stone or disposed in clusters of very small inlets. These are the co-ordinates of the Cinque Terre (Five lands) and the villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso. The area is now a National Park and since 1997 a UNESCO protected territory as a system of naturalistic environmental interest. This zone is characterized by the presence of precipitous slopes which have been cultivated into vineyards by means of fatiguing system of terracing the only evidence of transformation operated by the laborious human activity on the territory. The suggestive type of coastal projections on the sea with sheer cliffs that often overtake the verticality alternated with bays, winding paths and enchanting small beaches between cliffs with a profound back drop, a rich variety of ichthyic (fishing) all of which make this district an authentic natural "opera of art".
Saturday - Travel to Vernazza -11:00a Meet group members in Florence at Santa Maria Novella station -11:27p Depart Florence Santa Maria Novella station on Regional train #3127 -15:33p Arrival at Vernazza and Check-in at Pensione Sorriso -7:00p Wine Pensione Sorriso -8:00p Dinner at IL Baretto
Satyrday – Morning Check-out - Travel to Florence/Santa Maria Novella -08:16a - Morning departure from Vernazza. -11:33a- arrival at Florence Santa Maria Novella
Note: Toscana Americana reserves the right to alter this itinerary. All times are approximate. Note: Travel from Vernazza within the Cinque Terre towns is by train and/or boat. Depending upon weather, timetables, etc.
NOTE: Walking is required to all painting locations, lunches and dinners. No transfers are provided, though guests may pay for taxis and transfers at their own expense. NOTE: No refunds are given for any unused aspects of the itinerary or for any activities outside the above itinerary.
Group travel to Vernazza on Saturday June 11, 2011 On Saturday June 11, 2011 our group will meet in Florence at Santa Maria Novella train station in the city center at 11:00a. Our meeting location will be next to the baggage check alongside the start of track number 16. Our meeting time will be 11:00a.
Our planned departure is at 11:57am on Regionale train #23357 (Florence to La Spezia). We will change trains in La Spezia, taking Regionale train number #24514 to Vernazza, arriving about 3:36p. Specific platforms and tracks for departures will be determined prior to departure. We will have all train tickets for workshop participants.
Note: Timetable subject to change based on Trenitalia scehdules
Participant Supply List
a good basic travel paint set is a warm and a cool of each primary. for example, i use:
cadmium yellow light (or cad lemon) cadmium yellow medium (or yellow ochre), permanent red (or cad red medium), alizarin crimson, Prussian blue, French Ultramarine blue plus titanium white and a series of medium warm and cool grays. If you wish to augment this with more earth tones, like; burnt sumber or burnt sienna , sap green or cadmium green that's up to you. but everything you need can be mixed from the primaries. and too many tubes of paint is... too many. bring extra white and it's okay to bring black.
a fair assortment of types and sizes, hopeuflly you know what you like. I use bristle filberts and flats sizes 4 through 10 and some sable flats or filberts sizes 8 or 10 for blending. also a couple of small rounds for details and a rigger (long soft bristle round).
I use Liquin, also Copal, pale drying oil, Avavilable for purchase in cortona.
Do not bring it with as airplane authorities frown on flammable stuff.
Turpenoid or turpentine, also mineral spirits. Avavilable for purchase in cortona.
an efficient lightweight painting box is essential. I've tried every kind. my personal favorites are from Open Box M (www.openboxm.com) and EasyL (www.artessentials.com) both are extremely well designed and light and both have dry rack storage. you can also use a half-french or full french easel but they get heavy.
there are so many to consider panels from www.windriverarts.com canvas mounted to gatorboard or wood, they are great, might want to try the variety pack first to see what best fits you
gesso'd: masonite, heavy paper, wood panel
stretched canvas, but these can be bulky and hard to transport wet
Other important stuff
tripod for your easel, palette knife, tape, turp container, dry box for wet panels
paper towels (i use Viva) not sure if they have them in italy, but if they do they would be called La Dolce Viva Avavilable for purchase in cortona.
dry rack; something to hold wet panels and make sure your panels actually fit the rack
back pack or paint/materials carrier. the back pack allows for hands free mobility and the more efficient you can make your system the better. nothing worse than scrambling up a mountain with 6 things in your hands.
water bottle, snack bars, some kind of repellant to ward off those pesky Italian men.
if you need to sit, a portable stool.
do a couple of dry run throughs and practice sessions with all your stuff.