Painting holidays with ADELE EARNSHAW and JOE GARCIA in Adele’s home country of New Zealand!

Unlike traditionally structured painting workshops where students spend the day in the studio with only one or two excursions to paint on location, this will be a laid-back adventure and your studio will be the beaches, islands and rain forests of the the Bay of Islands, where Adele now resides!

Please click on the colored links throughout the blog for all the information about the Painting Holidays in New Zealand. As in all blogs, the last post is the most recent, so be sure to scroll down to see all the posts.


February 22 – February 28, 2015

Watercolor Magic with Deb Groesser

March 3 - 9, 2015

Capture Impressions Swiftly with V...Vaughan

Interested in an Artists' Retreat? Please contact us for information!

Below, you will read posts from SCAV crew members, giving you lots of first hand information about what to expect when you join the Painting Holiday. Be sure to read the older posts too! Visit the INFORMATION ABOUT THE HOLIDAY pages listed on the right side of the blog.

There are lots of links sprinkled throughout the blog posts and pages. Be sure to click on those for an abundance of information about New Zealand. Come back often to view the latest posts and schedule!

All images copyrighted by Adele Earnshaw and Joe Garcia.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Another great day!

Today, my long-time artist friend Lindsay Scott and her husband, Brian McPhunn, called with an offer to take us out on their boat to Beehive Island for a barbecue. The weather was perfect - and even better were the NZ sausages on the barbie. Oh yum!! We'll be visiting Brian & Lindsay's 'Koru' home along with a tour of Lindsay's studio during our Painting Holiday. What a fabulous day!

Yesterday morning, we went to the Matakana Farmers Market - a weekly Saturday-morning event in the small-but-bustling community, where you can buy local cheeses, whitebait fritters, fresh oysters, homemade bread, soaps or just sit and listen to local musicians. A real treat!

1 comment:

  1. We saw so many birds! Shags, Gannets, Gulls and Terns, Little blue Penguins, Dotterels, Herons, Ducks, Oystercatchers, and many different types within each species. I didn't have my bird book or binoculars so didn't spend any time identifying them. Dell knows a lot of them, and has a book on NZ birds, so she can help identify.