A week in Cinque Terre is a great introduction to an Italian workshop. Great food and wine, beautiful scenery and friendly people. We spent our days moving between the villages painting and sketching. Villa Adriana, where we stayed for the week, provided excellent meals – although Antipasto, Pasta, Main and Dessert were more than most of us could handle!
Manarola – buildings by the sea
What I thought was an ideal place to paint in Riomaggiore turned out to be the only place wide enough for delivery vans to turn around, so lots of juggling easels in between washes.
Monterosso – Small truck pees on sidewalk.
Very Italian – National Park sign advising against stilettos for the walk between Monterosso and Vernazza.
Blue Umbrellas – Vernazza
Between Vernazza and Monterosso someone has set up a feeding bay and shelter for stray cats. This guy hung around behind a mesh fence for a pat and a handful of dry cat food.
Small bridge on path between Vernazza and Monterosso
Beautiful captures! I am sure you are all thoroughly enjoying your adventures. I can only imagine what the paintings are going to turn out like. Have fun!
I love your photos. I’m an “armchair traveler” so your posts are always a treat!
next time you teach in cinque terre, or anywhere in Italy or france, I’m coming. Vietnam was so great and I’m ready to learn more. dana jenkins
John, your photos are incredible! I am constantly amazed at the unique compositions you find in photographing your subject. I have enjoyed your fine instruction with regard to painting so thanks for your contributions!
Beautiful pictures, thank you!
Wonderful photographs, giving a real feel of Italy. Look forward to seeing your paintings from your trip.
It was a wonderful workshop John, your tuition is wonderful. I am busily painting from the inspiration gathered on the trip. I will definitely be back. Thank you again.
Kerry, what was your highlight on the trip?