One of our leaders, Dave Jeffery, has given us his thoughts on the Landscape Painting Holiday – Seascapes at Whitby.
On our seascape painting holidays at Larpool Hall in Whitby guests create a variety of inspiring art work. There are studies of the sea and cliffs, beaches and seaside visitors, distant cliff top views and shoreline, as well as of coastal cottages and the ruins of the magnificent 13th century abbey on Whitby’s East Cliff headland.
Beginners to painting and those who with previous experience are helped to progress their artwork with professional help from the leader.
The Whitby area of North Yorkshire provides ample subject matter for seascape painters. The rugged and dramatic coastline is interrupted by small ancient fishing villages with red pan-tile roof topped cottages and narrow cobbled paved streets.
Whitby itself has a long nautical history. It once was home to Captain James Cook, who sailed to uncharted waters around the globe in ships that were built on the estuary of the River Esk.
A variety of fishing boats still sail in and out of Whitby landing crab, lobster and white fish, giving great scenery and inspiration for the artists.
Guests have delightful days out at various locations up and down the coast from Larpool Hall, including Sandsend, Robin Hood’s Bay and Whitby. There is also time to refine and finish artwork in and around the magnificent house and gardens.
Our activity holidays at Larpool Hall are a great way to get a taste of the beautiful North East coast of England.
We offer a wide range of Art & Crafts holidays from Introduction to Drawing for beginners, to our Landscape & Seascape Painting and Rambles with a Sketchbook. Those looking for something different can try Painting with Pastels or Pen and Ink Drawing.