Oil Painting Workshop with Timothy J. Allenby Matthew Innis |
Join me for an enchanting seven-day getaway at the Castello di Potentino, a Medieval castle in the heart of Tuscany, to paint from life with the goal of creating an oil portrait in a landscape as exemplified in many Renaissance portraits.
Time not painting is dedicated to special activities enjoyed by all painters and accompanying family/companions: a cooking class and dinner with Michelin-starred chef Roberto Rossi, cheesemaking and wine tasting with the winemakers.
“Tim offers a week of learning to paint from a model and en plein air in a Renaissance style… He is a great instructor, and led us through the process of slowly building a painting… Staying at the castle was like finding a little piece of heaven, and the food, wine and conversation were of the highest quality… ” – Karen S., USA
“I highly recommend this amazing trip to Potentino, with delicious food, divine wine and inspirational art classes! … I will never forget this magical experience. Thank you!” – Garna K., Brazil
“The Renaissance Retreat was one of the highlights of my life, especially for two of my passions: painting and food. The castle and the landscape were beautiful. The food and wine plentiful and delicious. Tim provided a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn and apply renaissance oil painting techniques with inspiring subjects (live, costumed model and beautiful Tuscan landscapes).” – Vicky N., USA
“This painting retreat exceeded my expectations. There was an intense focus on painting and Tim was patient and instructive and always willing to answer questions and demonstrate techniques. The castle was the perfect setting … beautiful and inspirational…enhanced by its hostess, Charlotte, who created unbelievable meals with an emphasis on fresh, local products.” – Debbie F., USA