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.

A Typical Day

Plein air oil by Adele Earnshaw
A tentative plan will begin with a continental breakfast at the Breakwater Motel, our retreat center for the week, followed by orientation and a watercolor demo by the instructor. Then, we'll paint on Paihia's scenic beach and have a lunch of good ol' NZ fish and chips! More painting in the afternoon!
For those who are diligently painting, a mid-afternoon swim will get the kinks out of your back!

Kiwi Bach, Plein air oil, by Joe Garcia
Another day we will ferry over to Russell, New Zealand's first capitol, for painting, sightseeing, shopping and lunch. If you're not a painter or don't feel like painting, you may visit Christ Church, the the oldest existing church in New Zealand, which still carries musket ball holes from the New Zealand Land Wars.  The Russel Museum and Flagstaff Hill provide information about Russell's colorful past.There are several cafe's, pubs and restaurants, including the Duke of Marlborough, boasting service since 1827.
Adele Earnshaw painting on locatin in New Zealand
In the evening, Adele might take a small group to listen for moreporks.  This is the sound of the New Zealand bush at night - and more than anything else, makes Dell realize that she is home.   While listening for moreporks, perhaps we'll see the  Southern Cross  in the night sky.

Joe Garcia painting at Tawharanui Beach

Each day you can count on another adventure, painting and sightseeing!
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