I've just put the details out for a very special watercolour weekend on Derwent Island. I met Fiona a couple of years ago when she invited me over to the Island for Coffee! what can you say it's not every day you get asked to go across to Derwentwater to this beautiful Island. It was a cold February morning the lake was still with perfect reflections the fells had that pale misty blue glow. Derwent Island was a lot bigger than I thought, the house is on a incline in the centre so has picture perfect views from every window,with a grand staircase, period fireplaces and a drawing room that is fantastic for painting from, floor to ceiling windows lead onto a covered Italian terrace perfect for those rainy days we occasionally get in the Lakes!
The watercolour weekend starts with a private launch over to the Island morning coffee and shortbread is served in the drawing room, then it's time for the painting we've got two whole days with so many lovely painting spots if the weather is good 360 degree views of Derwentwater to choose from, flowers in the garden, views from the boathouse and old chapel are just a few to name. The days end with afternoon tea served on the terrace and launch back to 'the real world'
Watercolour Island weekend Saturday 7th and 8th June 09 Price £235 includes bed and breakfast, morning coffee, afternoon tea, private launch and all tuition. Numbers are limited so book early