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Images hopefully to come but the group is wondering how it has got to only two days left already! The day saw the group going up and up until they were looking down on red kites now flying below them. San Antonino is an amazing hill top town, without cars. Once a fortress, it has been extensively restored but retains a complex series of alleys with copious nooks and crannies. Around every corner awaits a new discovery and it is just an artist’s dream.
The day began with everyone getting their hands dirty, doing a tonal sketch using charcoal. It allows one to become more aware of shapes, light and dark and also avoids getting bogged down on detail. The group found it liberating to draw in charcoal.
Using the tonal sketches the task was to paint watercolour paintings. This was started after the trip moved away from the subjects and with no access to photos. The group members were thus totally reliant on the sketches they had made earlier in the day.
Sticks were a warm up exercise. The group members were asked to collect them, we painted them to clean our palette. Mostly a getting into the mood exercise. They were arranged in a pattern and we left them in situ for others to wonder about.
The Corsica trip is a tutorial but there is time for holidaying too. Tourist train to the lighthouse from Ille Rousse.
Aim of the day was to practice skills learnt during the week. So palettes and brushes out in the sun and by the sea.
Sadly the day comes to an end and we take the transport back to base. With some many images and works being created a Gallery for the Corsica Trip will be set up.