I am very excited to be leading a 5 day plein air landscape painting holiday at Stang Korvenn in West Brittany this September. Stang Korvenn is a beautifully restored and refurbished traditional Breton long house with attached gite run by Jilly and Bryan Cox. Set in 3 acres of secluded woodland in the countryside that inspired Gaugin and his contemporaries, Stang Korvenn provides wonderful accommodation and home produced, locally-sourced food. Located next to the peaceful River Aulne, Stang Korvenn offers easy access to the Brittany coast to the West. Roscoff and the Northern coast are just over an hour away. The medieval city of Quimper is a little over 20 minutes away with its spectacular cathedral, fascinating winding streets, half timbered buildings and chic shops, bars and restaurants. A little further inland lies the quaint lakeside town of Huelgoat with mystery walks into the forest with its enormous boulders like gigantic Henry Moore sculptures. There are painting subjects everywhere!
This will be a very full five days! We’ll be doing lots of painting each day and will include a trip to the Musee des Beaux Arts at Pont Aven, the town where Gaugin established his famous school and where his work (and that of his contemporaries) can be seen. Concentrating on painting directly from the inspiring landscape, each day will include a practical demonstration and/or lesson aimed at creating landscape paintings that are both satisfying studies in their own right and make useful resources for further development into larger paintings when you return home.
The group will be limited to a maximum of 10 participants – offering plenty of scope for me to give individual attention to each painter. The holiday is suitable for any painter, regardless of previous outdoor painting experience. Stang Korvenn also has a barn studio where you can continue to work on your own after each day’s painting sessions or in the unlikely event that there is any inclement weather.
Further details of the dates, costs and course content are here. The page includes a Google map showing the location of Stang Korvenn. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like any further details.