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Paint the Amazing Light & Colour of the Western Algarve

Peter Woolley

14th - 21st October 2020


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Join Peter Woolley on this exciting

opportunity to paint in the Western

Algarve where we will paint some

beautiful Portuguese scenes.

The Algarve is well known for it's

amazing light conditions and vibrant

colours from the vivid blue skies and

turquoise waters to it's lush green and

colourful vegetation as well as the

rustic tiled and coloured traditional


The Western Algarve is more rural,

rustic and peaceful than the hustle and

bustle of the Central Algarve with it's

sleepy harbours, traditional

Portuguese villages, quiet mountain

villages and un-spoilt coastline.

The holiday will be based in Burgau, a

beautiful traditional Portuguese village

and we will spend one day painting the

village and/or coastline. We will also

visit the coastal towns of Lagos and

Praia Da Luz where you can paint

anything from fishing harbours, old

forts, traditional Portuguese tiled

buildings, churches and town squares

to multi-coloured fishing boats with

palm trees, beaches and The Algarve


We will also visit the inland villages of

Pedralva, Budens, Barao Sao Joao as

well as the quiet mountain village of

Caldas De Monchique which is in the

National Park of the Serra De

Monchique where we can paint

traditional Portuguese architecture,

cobbled streets lined with deciduous

trees and dappled sunlight. There are

buildings perched down the valley

giving various vantage points for


Peter will show you how to simplify the

scene in front of you in order to get a

pleasing composition. He will guide you

through a scene by painting a step-

by-step demonstration for those who

want it in order to illustrate the key

elements of each part of the picture

and how to build up the picture. For

those who wish to paint their own

scene he will give guidance to each

individual according to what they


His approachable style of teaching will

enable you to get the most out of your

paintings as he will assist you in this

process. He will give you plenty of

one-to-one tuition and will

demonstrate many tips and techniques

including the importance of tone and

colour. Peter will work hard in order

for you to achieve your goals.


Peter Woolley


Wed 14th October


Wed 21st October


Western Algarve


Hotel Burgau





  Single Room


  Single Occ


  Double Occ