ROSS LAURIE LANDSCAPE PAINTING MARCH 25-28, 2019

Join us for a 4 day/3 night landscape painting workshop at the Hunter Valley Retreat set in 200 acres of beautiful Australian bushland.

ROSS LAURIE - LANDSCAPE PAINTER

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Artist Ross Laurie and his family live on a farm in Walcha, on the Northern Tablelands of NSW between Tamworth and Armidale. Outback Australia and it’s rugged landscape have inspired his large, chromatically warm and dynamic landscapes. Ross produces an impressive variety of images, from small charcoal sketches to densely worked studies in oil stick, to large oils on canvas.

Ross has been exhibiting in solo and selected group shows since 1981 in commercial and regional galleries around Australia. He was part of the group of 13 high profile Australian Artists who went to Fowlers Gap Research Station in 2012 with Artist Profile Magazine.

Primarily a painter, he has been teaching painting and drawing for twenty five years. His work is a response to the country on and around his farm at Walcha, in northern NSW. Ross Laurie is represented by King Street Gallery, Sydney.

LANDSCAPE PAINTING WORKSHOP

The 4 day workshop focuses on painting and sketching directly from nature. Participants will improve their skills under the guidance of artist and experienced educator, Ross Laurie. During the workshop, he will expose the students to a variety of ideas and approaches with a mix of teaching, demonstrations and informal discussions on composition, colour, content, influences and the illusion of space, over meals in the evenings. Learn a new skill or develop new ones in a beautiful and relaxed environment. Non painting partners are very welcome.

ACCOMMODATION | THE HUNTER VALLEY RETREAT

The Hunter Valley Retreat is set on 200 acres of beautiful Australian bushland at the foot of the majestic Watagan Mountains just 20 minutes from the Hunter Valley’s wine region. With the rustic charm of a country estate, the Hunter Valley Retreat exquisitely combines nature’s beauty with lovely accommodation designed for comfort and style. The villas give groups the opportunity to enjoy the connection and fun of all staying together. All their rooms have crisp white sheets and fluffy towels and include Queen or Twin beds.

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THE RESTAURANT & ACTIVITIES FOR NON-PAINTING PARTNERS

Delicious, mouth watering, country style meals are included at the restaurant. Catering to all tastes and dietary requirements, the resident Chef takes great pride and care in making sure everyone is well sated.

There is so much to see and do in The Hunter Valley and in and around the resort. You can go for a bush walk around the property up to Miracle Mountain where you’ll feel like you are on top of the world, or explore the Watagan NP.  There is horse riding, or you can visit a local spa or alternatively, you can just relax in a hammock under a big eucalyptus with your favourite book.

4 DAY LANDSCAPE PAINTING RETREAT IN THE HUNTER VALLEY (MARCH 25-28, 2019)

DAY 1:  MONDAY MARCH 25 - ARRIVE HUNTER VALLEY RETREAT

Workshop guests will meet for lunch at 12.30pm at the Hunter Valley Retreat in Quarrobolong, 90 minutes drive north of Sydney and 40 minutes inland from Newcastle. After settling into your villa, you will meet up with Ross who will outline the workshop content over the next days as well as take you on an orientation walk around the property, looking for suitable painting and sketching locations. The rest of the afternoon will be spent drawing. At 6pm we will meet for drinks and an informal discussions on art, followed by dinner.

DAY 2:  HUNTER VALLEY RETREAT

After breakfast, Ross will give a painting demonstration. Then workshop members will find a suitable spot to set up and start painting. This may be on or around the property or alternatively, we may drive to another location. Ross will assist workshop members individually throughout the day. The ruggedly beautiful landscape provides a variety of wonderful subjects to paint. Morning tea and lunch will be taken out on location. Each evening before dinner, guests will meet for drinks and an informal discussion with Ross on the Principles of Painting.

DAY 3:  HUNTER VALLEY RETREAT

Today workshop members will move to another location. This may be on the property or the nearby Watagans National Park. The evening will include a painting demonstration or discussion.

DAY 4: HUNTER VALLEY RETREAT

The morning of our final day will be spent painting on location. After lunch we will all get together with the work produced over the past 3 days for a group critique with Ross.

The workshop finishes at 4pm.

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INCLUSIONS:

·      TUITION & ONE-ON-ONE MENTORING WITH RENOWNED LANDSCAPE PAINTER ROSS LAURIE

·      3 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION AT THE HUNTER VALLEY RETREAT

·      ALL MEALS INCLUDED

·      EN PLEIN AIR PAINTING EACH DAY IN DIFFERENT LOCATIONS WITH THE ARTIST            

·      AFTERNOON WALK WITH THE ARTIST; DISCUSSING THE LANGUAGE OF LANDSCAPE

·      INFORMAL DISCUSSIONS IN THE EVENINGS ON COMPOSITION, COLOUR & THE ILLUSION OF SPACE

·      PAINTING DEMONSTRATIONS & GROUP CRITIQUE

·      WORKSHOP HOSTED BY KERRI AINSWORTH (ART TRAVEL ADVENTURES FOUNDER)

EXCLUSIONS:

·      TRANSPORT TO THE RETREAT

·      ALCOHOL & SOFT DRINKS

·      ART MATERIALS

A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF $250 IS REQUIRED TO CONFIRM YOUR BOOKING

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