Back from painting in italy week

Wow, that was a fun week. The painters from the UK were joined by italian painters on the day we went into the mountains to paint at Serramonacesca and we had an al fresco italian lunch by the stream.

Another day we did charcoal drawings at the 300 year old oil press in Pianella.

Spoltore village and it’s 360 degree view from the top of the castle was immortalised in aquarelles and the markets of Abruzzo were painted as a final project in oils.

Our cook, Stefano whipped up some delicious local dishes for us. The finale was a display of our work which was attended by over 100 local people, the local newspaper and the President of Spoltore.

We finished on a high with a BBQ on a lovely terrace overlooking the lights of Chieti. The village was alive with it’s own festival so a very noisy and colourful time

was had by all.

My students did me proud and it was such a memorable week. Roll on next April/May!

About angela brittain

Each work I create has a search for “rightness” – an attempt to solve complex and often self-imposed compositional problems. They often have a tension below the surface. I work mainly in acrylics on board. People fascinate me but I’m not sure that I made a conscious decision to make people central to my work or if this subject chose me. I have a Diploma in Art and Design and worked for several years as a graphic designer and illustrator before finally returning to my first love of drawing & painting in 2008. I have taught art to children and adults and currently offer one-to-one workshops from my home studio in West Sussex. I have recently been elected as an Associate Member of the Society of Women Artists (SWA) and exhibit in London and the South.

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