Like always, I am chatting away, showing the village to the group. I am on the right and Sandy, the teacher on the left:
Below is a picture taken by Janet of (from left to right) June, her daughter Laura and Anne.
The post below has been written by Sandy Delehanty, the art teacher on this watercolor painting trip to Spain:
Having wondered last night around the tiny 12th century Medieval village of Pals photographing it in the late afternoon sun, we knew what there was to paint here. Staying in such a breathtakingly beautiful place as Calella de Palafrugell by the sea, it would be hard for artists to leave to paint at another location, but knowing the beauty of the village of Pals we were able to choose whether to spend the day painting there, or spend the day painting by the sea again.
I snapped a photo of this sunny wall that I kept passing on my way from where Linda (Minnesota) and Ann were painting to where Judy was painting. I loved the shapes of the basket purses and the cast shadows and the colors and textures in the stone wall.
The great thing about watercolor journaling is that you do not need to carry an easel and stand up all day working away. In fact, since we are staying in a beach town my students purchased these folding beach chairs so they could be comfortable painting. Here is Mary (on the right) and Linda (the Linda from Canada, we also have a Linda from Minnesota). Mary was the fast painter on the trip. Linda has been added a motorcycle in her painting that was there the day before but not when she was actually painting.
Not far, were June (left) and Laura (her daughter) sitting quietly in a little alley way.
Laura was painting this cute little window with the big leafed plants beside it. When I took photos it was not quite done as you can see, but I love the style of her ink lines and the lovely transparent colors of her watercolors so I wanted to post it anyway and she was OK with that.
And June painted this cute little window with the pots. It was a really challenging spot with lots happening, but she had fun with it as you can see!
Below is a picture of Sandy, the teacher, helping Laura.
Judy found a really cute corner in the village of Pals and worked to the very last moment, not even stopping for lunch, she ate a protein bar in one hand and kept on painting with the other. Her painting buddies in Hawaii are probably not surprized by this at all!
Here is the corner she was painting, talk about eye candy!
And below is her lovely watercolor. She did not like the dull brown color of the door so she created a much prettier blue door. The round tower structure next to the door was difficult but she got it. Also notice that her rocks have a wide variety of color, great job!
Here is the cute little street scene Ann and Linda (Minnesota) chose to paint in Pals. Somehow I forgot to take a photo of them painting but below are the paintings they created.
This is Ann’s painting. It is a lovely watercolor that captures the whole scene beautifully and I think it is my favorite of all that she painted. Lovely painting and I love how she wrote the story of her day next to the painting.
This is Ann from Australia (who painted the above watercolor) and we all had a great time getting to know her. I am honored that she came so far to join our painting trip. Before arriving to paint with us she visited London and the Cotswalds in England where she created some lovely watercolors in her journal.
This is Linda’s (Minnesota) watercolor of the pots along the main street of Pals. I love the way she shows you that the plants were cactus but a variety of them and also she got the pots nice and rounded and the wall is definitely made of a variety of stones. Great job Linda!
Linda’s husband Tom went with Jackie, the tour leader, to the cork museum while we were all painting. Then he came to meet us in the village and walked everywhere, scouting the town and by lunch time he knew not only where to shop for the local products but which stores had the best prices. He is a keen observer of people and provides us with interesting anecdotes of the daily life of the people he had witnessed.
Below is a picture of Linda when she is not painting. Pals is a medieval village so she got right in the spirit of the place.
Linda knows how to keep her husband Tom in line!
But where was Janet?
Janet was determined to find time to swim in the sea so she elected to stay and paint and swim in Calella. The hotel loaned her an umbrella, she had her towel, her watercolors and journal and off she went to the beach. She swam, lounged and painted the rocks and the sea. I don’t have a picture of her on the beach but I have a picture of her painting supplies on the beach…….
Here is a picture of Janet, another day:
Stay tuned for more.