Painting & Art

Painting Holidays – Top Watercolour Painting Tips

November 11, 2014

Thinking about joining us on a painting holiday? Then, read our watercolour painting guide for beginners to get four essential tips for sketching the classic landscapes of Tuscany, Venice or Sicily! The nature of watercolour painting makes it the most expressive and exciting medium to work with and so is popular with beginners. Today, we…

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Your Favourite Italian Artist – Part 2

September 18, 2014

After Canaletto, we dedicate another blog post to one of your favourite Italian artist; the great Titian. Titian (also known as Tiziano Vecellio) was the greatest artist of 16th century Venice. At the time, Venice was a republic and one of the most powerful and cosmopolitan centres in the world. The city was admired for its…

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Italian Art Headed to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014

August 9, 2014

If your busy schedule leaves no time for a holiday in Italy this summer, never fear! World-class Italian artists are exhibiting at this year’s Edinburgh Festival. The Scottish capital is a city world-renowned for its festivals, bringing together the very best in art and culture. If you’re longing to experience the beauty found on one of…

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Top 3 Italian Art Festivals

August 4, 2014

Italians love to celebrate – the small and big things in life. They also love art – in all its facets. So, what happens when these two things come together? Exactly! The celebrations will be extra big. As soon as the summer starts, the country is full of festivals, celebrating modern and classical art. Music,…

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Meet our painting guests: Robert

June 23, 2014

Today, we are honoured to interview a lovely and talented painting guest. Let’s meet Robert.   Can you please tell us how long have you been painting? I have enjoyed painting since I was a child and I attend art groups in Glasgow every week. It has always been a very natural thing for me…

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Our Favourite Italian artist- Part 1

June 13, 2014

Our favourite Italian artist No 1. Canaletto We recently asked the question on Facebook –  “Tell us your favourite Italian artist?” As always you were quick to give us a list! So we thought we’d do some research into your favourite Italian artists and start a series of blog posts dedicated to your favourite Italian artists….

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Meet our painting guests: Yvonne Jones

June 4, 2014

Yvonne Jones is a very talented Flavours guest who kick-started her career after joining our painting holidays in Italy. Let’s listen to what Yvonne has to say about what inspired her to create the painting we featured in our Flavours art exhibition last May.   Can you please tell us how long have you been…

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Great Italian Artists from Tuscany: Botticelli

June 2, 2014

One of our favourite Italian artists from Tuscany is the the great Italian Renaissance painter and draughtsman Botticelli, worldwide known mainly for the Birth of Venus and The Spring, two masterpieces which keep on fascinating though they’ve not completely explained yet. Sandro Botticelli (entire name: Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi)  was born in Florence…

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Interview with Flavours painting student – Carrie McCullock

May 28, 2014

Flavours first painting exhibition was launched in May 1, showcasing the beautiful artwork of our talented guests during their painting holidays in Italy. Participating student and amateur artist Carrie McCullock discusses her experience and what inspired her art the most. Can you please tell us how long have you been painting? I haven’t really ever…

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