Catching the Light ,
A Plein Air Adventure in Croatia
With Gaye Adams
Gaye has been drawing and painting for as long as she can remember. And it has always brought her a sense of satisfaction and joy.
In addition to painting she enjoys a lovely connection with those looking to shorten their learning curve by studying with her. She always looks forward to sharing her passion, and loves to take students on her plein air adventures.
For more info about the artist click here
Sept 24-Oct 3, 2024
Island of Korcula, Croatia
Tour Cost: 2785 euros. (Shared room option – section 5) + single supplement fee
Non-painting partners: €2585
Single Supplement Fee: €550 (please read our General Conditions, Section 5)
Full payment due: July 29, 2024
Deposit to reserve your spot: €300 (non-refundable unless tour is cancelled by Slikamilina)
Meet your tour companion Undine Mater
About Gaye and the tour
Each painting day will start with an on location demo and teaching session; the remainder of the day will be non stop painting for participants, with personalized coaching at each easel to address challenges as they rise.
I am a representational painter, and strive always to capture a sense of place, and a sense of atmosphere and light that is present in the landscape before me. I will be teaching you how to see accurate value and color relationships, and how to arrive at the correct paint mixtures with which render those key elements.
In addition, I will be teaching you how to edit down the landscape and arrive at a strong, workable design.
Towards the end of the workshop we will dedicate part of a teaching day to doing a group critique. Involvement in the critique is optional, but I do encourage participation as it is a great learning opportunity.
Did I mention the beautiful painting locations and small class size? Come and join me for this amazing painting vacation!
Here is an example itinerary of how you can expect your 10 days to go (this schedule is always subject to change) :
Transfers depart at 10:00am from Cavtat main bus station on the start date of the tour. Our transfer will drive along the coast where we will stop for lunch at Vila Koruna in Ston, which is about half way. We then make our way to Orebic where we catch a car ferry to the Island of Korcula. Here you will be able to settle into your home away from home at Hotel Liburna in Korčula town.
A buffet breakfast will be served daily, before travelling to different parts of the Island. On the tour you will see vistas rich in vineyards, quiet coves, small beaches, flourishing olive tress and quaint architecture. This part of Croatia is unique in its beauty, encouraging one to take pleasure in painting and sketching.
Your painting tour includes scenic areas such as Zrnovo, Pupnat, Smokvica, Orebic and Peljesac Peninsula (Mainland), Racisce, Korcula and Lumbarda, as picked by your instructor. Our day will begin at 8am with breakfast and then the day is set in motion by your instructor… each instructor will vary slightly but mornings and afternoons will be for painting, with a box lunch on location, in between.
At the end of the day we will return to the our hotel. You will have some time to yourself before the evening meal at 7pm and are encouraged after dinner to spend time exploring the area or enjoying wine with your fellow artists, relaxing before your next day of painting.
During this trip you will also get a glimpse into the life of locals by enjoying a tour of the old town of korcula, a few tastings of local delicacies and wine.
We always include a day off for our painters to enjoy also abit of downtime.
This is your transfer day back to Cavtat. You check out by 10am. Your bus will pick you up at the hotel at 11am and will transfer you back to Cavtat for about 3pm.