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Paint the Amazing Light & Colour of the Western Algarve


Ian McManus


Sat 13th April


Sat 20th April


Western Algarve - Caldas De Monchique


Villa Termal







  Single Room


  Single Occ


  Double Occ






Join Ian McManus on this exciting opportunity to paint in an absolutely

delightful place in the Western Algarve.


The Algarve is well known for it's amazing light conditions and vibrant

colours from the vivid blue skies and turquoise waters to it's lush green

and colourful vegetation as well as the rustic tiled and coloured

traditional buildings.

The Western Algarve is more rural, rustic and peaceful than the hustle

and bustle of the Central Algarve with it's sleepy harbours, quiet

mountain villages and un-spoilt coastline.

The holiday will be based in Caldas De Monchique where we will paint the

traditional Portuguese architecture, cobbled streets lined with deciduous

trees and dappled sunlight.

We will also visit other inland places such as the National Park of Sitio Das

Fontes with its streams, ponds and quaint buildings plus the historic city

of Silves with its castle.

We will also visit the Algarve coast and paint around places such as Lagos

Marina, Luz and the fishing village of Burgau.

Ian's energy and enthusiasm will ensure you that you will get the most

from the holiday. You will see immediate and ongoing improvement in

your own watercolour paintings.

Ian's subjects range from rural scenes to bustling street scenes where

dramatic effects of light and shade are enhanced by his confidence to

incorporate complex figurative studies. He continues to develop his

technique, which he believes gives each finished painting a transparency

and a freedom of expression. He will spend plenty of time ensuring that

you gain the best from his knowledge through demonstrations, tips and

techniques and one-to-one tuition.