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Bahamas 2011

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Bahamas en Plein Air with Susan Abbott
Plein Air Painting

February 9-14, 2011

Susan Abbott. Windy Day, Elbow Cay.

When it is snowing on the East Coast, escape to an island known for its spectacular white sand beaches and aquamarine waters...

Elbow Cay is a tiny gem among the islands of the Bahamas. Pastel clapboard cottages are linked with white picket fences overflowing with tropical foliage, hibiscus and bougainvillea. Only six miles long and one quarter of a mile wide, Elbow Cay boasts a magnificent barrier reef that protects its sandy coastline. The area is perfect for water activities including snorkeling, swimming, and fishing. It is also perfect for plein air painting! The 18th century scenic settlement of Hope Town surrounds the harbor. The streets are picturesque and narrow and free from vehicular traffic, as autos are not allowed. 

Internationally known instructor and artist, Susan Abbott will lecture and demonstrate on capturing Elbow Cay’s distinctive light and atmosphere. Open to painters of all media, all painting activities will be conducted outdoors. A typical day starts with a lesson and demo by Susan in a location specifically chosen for the theme and light of day. Afterwards, students start on their own pieces or may continue to watch Susan develop her own work. Students will paint at least two views or different locations each day, chosen specifically to capture the morning or afternoon/early evening light. Artists are guided in their work with individual consultations/critiques as well as group exercises and activities.

Double occupancy. Limited singles available at an additional charge. Accomodations at Hope Town Harbour Lodge, group round-trip ferry transportation to/from hotel, and painting instruction included.

Check out Susan Abbott's blog, A Painter's Year.  
here to download the brochure and registration form.

past travel workshops

ethiopia - march 2014

bahamas 2014

pennsylvania 2013

solomons island 2013

lavender festival 2013

provence 2013

ireland 2013

paris 2013

bahamas 2013

hickory bridge farm 2012

provence 2012

lavender festival 2012

edinburgh 2012

bahamas 2012

barcelona 2011

plein air painting 2011

virginia day trip 2011

london 2011

provence 2011

bahamas 2011

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