Charente Painting Week, 2009

During the first week of September, 2009, Elizabeth organised a painting week for 6 artists Charente painting weekat John and and his wife Sarah’s house near Cognac. TCognac painting workshophis was a hugely enjoyable; two of the participants were already experienced painters, but the other four were comparitive beginners. All produced outstanding work and felt they had made significant progress, as well as having a great time.
An informal show was held for the neighbours on the last day, which was much admired; the weather was perfect, the food (thanks to Anita and Tom) was fantastic.
We will be going again next year, and possibly having another week in the spring.
Please contact Elizabeth for details.

Llyn Nantlle from the ‘North Wales Sketchbook’

This sketch of Llyn Nantlle and Snowdon is taken from the ‘North Wales Sketchbook – Brasluniau Gogledd Cymru’ by Elizabeth Haines.

This area around Snowdon drew many famous painters in the 18th century. Notable were Richard Wilson RA (1714-1782) and George Fennel Robson (1788–1833). The painter Cornelius Varley painted near here in 1802 and again in 1803, as well as Alfred de Breanski (1852-1928) and John ‘Warwick’ Smith (1749-1831).

The ‘North Wales Sketchbook’ is available from the artist, Elizabeth Haines, at a cost of £35 plus p&p. Tel:01437 532498 / +441437 532498 or Haines_Studio AT Hotmail.com.

See also:
‘Snowdon from Llyn Nantlle’, Richard Wilson, c.1765. Oil on canvas, 101 x 127cm, Accession Number WAG2429.
and
George Fennel Robson (1788–1833). ‘Snowdon from Llyn Nantlle’, North Wales, 1832. Graphite and watercolor with gum. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Harry G. Sperling Fund, 2009 (2009.451).

North Wales Sketchbook

The Mart at DolgellauThis sketch from the Mart at Dolgellau is taken from the ‘North Wales Sketchbook – Brasluniau Gogledd Cymru’. Dolgellau lies below the Cader Idris mountain range in Snowdonia. This small market town with its narrow streets has evolved from a village in the 12th century. The road into Dolgellau passes over Y Bont Fawr, meaning the big bridge. This bridge with its seven arches was built in 1638 and has been much modified since for the changing needs of the town.
The sketchbook is available directly from the artist, Elizabeth Haines, at a cost of £35 plus p&p. Haines_Studio AT Hotmail.com or 01437 532498 / +441437 532498.

North Wales Sketchbook – Brasluniau Gogledd Cymru

Haines Brasluniau Gogledd Cymru

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