sketching Watercolour

Photographs from my visit to the Costa Brava.

It was wonderful to meet Angela Barbi while I was in Spain. I drove to Girona and spent the day there, the weather wasn’t so great but meeting Angela for lunch filled the day with sunshine anyway.
For those of you who don’t know Angela is, she organises watercolour courses with some of the best watercolour artists in the world. I can warmly recommend a week in Girona learning from a master. I spent a week in 2016 with Chien Chung-Wei.

Here are some photographs from my trip. I slept in a tent in the Moby Dick Caravan Park which is very close to the centre of Calella. I camp for two reasons, it’s cheap and I enjoy it. It also means I can afford to rent a car and zip around the Costa Brava.


My week with Chien Chung-Wei

I have been busy with my art so I haven’t blogged for a while. It’s strange but once you stop it is so hard to get going again. So I throw this out in the hope that I get my act together and start publishing again…

I had an amazing week on a course run by Angela Barbi in Girona, Spain recently. Her company is called EPC ( Enjoy Painting Catalonia ).

One of my watercolour heroes is Chein Chung-Wei and I was lucky enough to get on his course. Chien has been a teacher of watercolour technique for twenty years in Taipei, Taiwan. He was discovered on Facebook 3 or 4 years by the editor of “Art of Watercolour”, the magazine has regularly featured his work ever since. Surprised by the amount of international interest in his art he has been holding courses internationally now for a few years. He said his English wasn’t very good in the beginning but he has improved a lot since then. He is such an extrovert and quite eccentric, he uses his body a lot to explain what he means which helps his students understand. I had absolutely no problem understanding  Chien and have been totally inspired by the experience.

In the next coming weeks I plan to post more about my time in Girona.