The Algarve is well known for it's amazing light conditions and vibrant
colours from the vivid blue skies and turquoise waters to it's lush green
and colourful vegetation as well as the rustic tiled and coloured
The Western Algarve is more rural, rustic and peaceful than the hustle
and bustle of the Central Algarve with it's sleepy harbours, quiet
mountain villages and un-spoilt coastline.
The holiday will be based in Praia da Luz where you can paint the
coastline, fortaleza, buildings and churches. The traditional fishing village
of Burgau is within a few minutes drive from Luz and has some really
quaint subjects to paint including buildings, cobbled streets, boats and
the beautiful coastline.
We will also visit the coastal town of Lagos (15 mins away) where you
can paint anything from fishing harbours with multi-coloured fishing
boats, old forts, traditional Portuguese tiled buildings, churches and town
squares. We will also visit Camilo where you can paint the coastline plus
There are plenty of traditional Portuguese villages nearby as well as the
mountain village of Caldas de Monchique.
Through a mixture of full blown paintings and sketching Jantien will lead
you step-by-step through your painting with plenty of 1-2-1 tuition.
We will spend some days painting full-blown paintings on location through
Other days we will produce plenty of sketches around a particular
location. These sketches can be in watercolour, pen, pencil or charcoal
and can be done alongside Jantien or you can choose other subjects to
paint. Either way she will give you plenty of 1-2-1 tuition.
Then we will spend some time in the studio with any/mixed media
producing full blown paintings from the sketches produced on location
With the mixture of these 3 distinct approaches you will learn a lot of
diverse approaches from Jantien and with her friendly and approachable
style you are sure to learn a lot from her whilst having a lot of fun too.