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Paint the Amazing Light & Colour of The Algarve

  Tutor

Keiko Tanabe

  Dates

12th - 19th October 2019

  Arrival

Sat 12th October

  Destination

Western Algarve

  Hotel

Villa Termal Das Caldas De Monchique

  Days

7

  Type

Location

  Media

Watercolour

  Single Room

N/a

  Single Occ

£1,350

  Double Occ

£1,250

  NPP

£850

Join Keiko Tanabe on this

exciting opportunity to paint

in the Western Algarve

where we will paint some

beautiful Portuguese scenes.


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 traditional buildings.



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 at

Villa Termal Das Caldas De Monchique Spa Resort, which is in the National

Park of the Serra De Monchique.


We will spend the first & last painting days at Caldas where the holiday is

based as there are many painting subjects within the village and complex

including traditional Portuguese architecture, cobbled streets lined with

deciduous trees and dappled sunlight. There are buildings perched down

the valley giving various vantage points for painting.


We will also visit the coastal towns of Lagos and Praia Da Luz where you

can paint anything from fishing harbours, old forts, traditional

Portuguese tiled buildings, churches and town squares to multi-coloured

fishing boats with palm trees, beaches and The Algarve Coast.


She is an expert tutor who is fascinated with the use of light, tone and

colour in her paintings. She loves painting buildings, street scenes and

landscapes and will help you to develop your paintings in this loose

expressionistic style with the sense of life and realism.


She will demonstrate daily, sometimes with short tips and techniques to

get you started and other times her demos will be more detailed pictures

where she will explain each step on a step-by-step basis.


She will show you the whole process from drawing to completed painting

and will explain her techniques and share her thoughts every step of the

way. She will then give you plenty of tips and techniques on completing

your own paintings with plenty of one-to-one tuition.