10 Day Botanical Painting Holiday in Umbria, Italy

NESBA member Elaine Searle is a botanical artist and experienced instructor from the UK who has taught extensively in the USA. By popular demand she has extended her 2013 Italian painting holiday to 10 days. A day excursion to medieval Fabriano to learn how to make paper is included. Previous visits have attracted students of all levels from UK, USA, Europe, the Caribbean and Japan.

Non-painters are also most welcome as the national park setting is perfect for nature walks, independent sightseeing with a hire car or simply lazing by the pool with a good book.

  • 10 Day Botanical Painting Holiday in Umbria, Italy
  • May 29-June 8, 2013
  • 1,380 Euros per painter sharing, 980 Euros per non painter sharing, 150 Euros single room supplement. 
  • Includes 10 nights in a family owned ‘agriturismo’ hotel, all meals, wine with evening meal, daily tuition, 24hr access to the studio and a full day excursion to Fabriano. Paint local flora (even native orchids) or vibrant veggies with guidance. Or for those who would like more specific drawing and watercolor technique instruction choose one of Elaines mini-projects with full color handouts (ideal for less experienced). Elaine is on hand to demonstrate and assist.
  • The hotel is situated in breathtaking countryside and is noted for its hospitality and good food. You can paint as much or as little as you wish.
  • Download the pdf brochure 10 Day Botanical Painting Holiday in Umbria, Italy.
  • More information and booking: http://www.ilcollaccio.com/index_eng.html

Congratulations to NESBA Member!

Congratulations to Jane Winchester!

Jane's piece, "Autumn Leaves", was part of an exhibit of her peers at the Nancy N. Caron Annual Member Art Exhibit this past May. The event was a one-day exhibit (May 18, 2012), held as part of the annual meeting of the Mass. Medical Society. The exhibit was held at the Boston Seaport Hotel.

Autumn Leaves
©2012 Jane Winchester

Chicago "Small Works" Reminder

If you are attending the ASBA Conference in October, and plan to submit a painting for the "Small Works" Exhibit, your painting is due by September 15, 2012.

Thanks to Lois Jackson, NESBA member, for this tip:
Anyone planning on entering a piece in the Small Works Exhibit, make sure that you review the very specific framing requirements. I ordered the required 12 x 12 frame from Dick Blick, then discovered that they don't stock pre-cut mats in those dimensions. That's fine if you have a framer that you work with to cut your mats. If not, American Frame will cut to order.

Cape Cod Painting Day

NESBA Members may join Ellen Duarte in her gardens on Cape Cod for another day of painting.
Thank you to Ellen for this summer event, set for Monday, August 20. Let Ellen know if you would like to go! She will give you all of the details!

Congratulations to NESBA Member!

Congratulations to NESBA member Ellen Gaube who has had a drawing accepted by the Hunt Institute for the 14th Annual International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration! This is a great honor and privilege for botanical artists! Congratulations, Ellen!

Celastrus orbicularis
Graphite on paper
©2012 Ellen Gaube

Congratulations to NESBA Member!

Congratulations to Esther Klahne!

Esther Klahne's painting Hibiscus (watercolor on vellum) has been accepted by the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation for its14th Annual International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration.

The Institute established the International series in 1964 with the hope of supporting and encouraging contemporary botanical artists. Every three years, the International series features the works of talented botanical artists from around the world. The exhibit will be hung in 2013 and coincides with the ASBA Conference to be held in Pittsburgh that year. Congratulations to Esther on receiving this recognition from the Hunt!

Watercolor on vellum
©2012 Esther Klahne