We are all up early for our final day of painting in the Lily Pad. It’s hard to believe how much we have done in the week. It has been jam packed and we have all been so lucky to have some pretty amazing experiences.
First up was a wonderful walk led by Jill. Very informative and very pretty.
This morning we all worked on charcoal drawings of our favourite animals. I was impressed at how quickly everyone let go of perfection and began putting some loose and free marks on paper. The lovely charcoal drawings looked amazing on the easels in the Lily Pad.
Everyone worked hard using new techniques and skills in the studio today. It has been a week of incredible inspiration, friendship, art, food, music, colour, texture, sounds, smells….. Our senses have been having a party.
It’s hard to really guage the depth of the influence of Ubud. In fact from experience of last art tours I have been on, I know that the learning continues to evolve. In the future we will realise the depth of the impact that our Painting in Paradise Art Retreat has had on our art.
During the day we had some swims, massages and relaxation.
There’s a party in the lane.
We had an exhibition of finished paintings created by my talented students during the retreat. They look amazing.
This retreat has been an wonderful experience, I have enjoyed every moment. I couldn’t have picked a better place to have my first retreat. Lily Lane has been everything I dreamed it would be. The beautiful gardens and stunning villas have made it all very special. The care and kindness from Made and Wayan and their staff has been exceptional. And my cousin Jill has gone above and beyond to care for us all. She has worked so hard behind the scenes to make sure everything went to plan and has been most gracious and flexible if plans were to be changed. I thank her from the bottom of my heart as I would not have able to do it without her. X
Thank you to this group of amazing women who followed me half way around the world for art. You are my inspiration, your stories, your laughter and kindness to each other and me on this retreat has been sensational. I will remember it for a long time. Xx