Monthly Archives: January 2017

Christmas Nativity at The Retreat

  Last night we were invited over to the Preseppi at Porchia near Mont Alto. Debbie and her children took us to the town where they stage a Christmas nativity scene throughout the town with Roman Soldiers, Angels and various scenes depicting Medieval occupations. The lighting and mood was amazing but my digital camera just…
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Painting in studio!

This is an autumnal view of Montidinove. I took a photo of it on a rainy day just as a ray of sunlight caught it and created a rainbow. Rainbows are difficult to say the least, especially when they merge into the landscape. I have struggled with the placing of the highlights of colour where…
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Happy New Year from The Retreat

TANTI AUGURI We wish all our guests, friends and family a very happy 2017 and hope to see you for the new painting season starting in spring. Don't forget to check out our  website: www.lemarcheretreat.com and our range of exciting new courses for this year.  Buon Anno a Tutti!  
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The Retreat Paint a Walnut Grove

This is the walnut grove only yards from the Retreat painting studio! I am currently working on the leaves. The greens can be a problem when you have a canopy that's dense in some parts and high lit in others. I will continue to work it once the paint is less fat. However you have…
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Monte Falcone

This is a landscape view at the foot of Monte Falcone. It is the back road from Force to Comunanza. I just liked the sheep and the high note colours that are just central to the Le Marche landscape. Apologies for the photo quality- it's a bit shaky but it's not finished so will hopefully…
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