Painting with Sian Dudley

Saturday 26th April - Saturday 3rd May 2025

We are delighted to welcome Sian back to Las Chimeneas as our art tutor this autumn.  As well as being a superbly talented artist she is a gentle, curious and sensitive teacher (with a great sense of humour too!)   You can read more about her and her partner and fellow artist Rob Dudley's own work and experience  Rob here



In Sians's own words.... painting and sketching in this area is a dream. The area is beautiful, and there is no shortage of painterly opportunities. From wide open views to small corners full of local character there is plenty for you to choose from. Being on the side of a mountain gives rise to some unusual compositions: looking through a chimney pot to the hills beyond was unexpected, which hints at the steepness of some of the village streets!

Mairena itself is full of opportunities, and we will also be visiting locations in the surrounding area. The painting locations are chosen so that very little walking is required to find inspiring subject matter. All the facilities we might need will be close by...shade, water, refreshments, loos...  David and Emma will kindly organise transport to the painting locations, so that we can enjoy the views en route and take all we need with us. I have never been so comfortable painting en plein air!

Through demonstrations and sharing tips and techniques Siân will help you through your creative endeavours. Aspiring artists of all abilities are welcome. Whatever your starting point all Siân requires of you is enthusiasm and interest!

When en plein air Siân’s preference is to ‘gather information’ - sketches, photographs, colour notes ( swatches) and written notes, which are then used together to make paintings in the studio. (See examples of preliminary sketches in the gallery below). You may decided to work the same way, but if your preference is to use your time to make a sketch book diary of your holiday, or even complete a painting en plein air, Siân will be happy to assist.




Prices include

€1050 per single use of double room at main site Las Chimeneas
€860 euros per twin /double room at main site Las Chimeneas
€930 euros per single room at village cottage with own bathroom  
€860 euros per single room at village cottage with one bathroom for two

Prices exclude

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