Painting Trip 2018


 June 21 – July 5, 2018

UMBRIA – La Romita School of Art


Contact: Tracy Posey
Phone: 1-855-4ROMITA (476-6482); 202-337-3120

Join me for painting workshop in a beautifully restored Capuchin monastery from the 16th century surrounded by olive groves in the foothills of the Apennines mountains. Lodging and great local meals by Umbrian chefs are included! Take tours in a modern bus available for us 24/7 for trips to the beautiful hill-towns of Umbria, Lazio and Tuscany.

Classes are held in La Romita’s frescoed chapel, day trips (plein air painting and excursions) are held to the various scenic hill towns that dot the region, and all students experience the sweeping vistas, exquisite food, and warm hospitality that the region offers.


Early bird price: $3990 (ends November 30, 2107)

Regular price $4299

Reserve your spot with the deposit of $500 only. Pay full before November 30 to receive your early bird discount. This workshop will fill up fast. The sign ups started before its official announcement!



La Romita – About the place


About Umbria 



What is required to quit tight illustrative coloring which is a trademark of beginners and start painting like a pro? All of this and many other techniques will be the subject of this workshop.

Like Vladislav says “nobody wants to by my cellphone photographs despite the wealth of detail and accurate colors”. You are going to learn how to mix and apply watercolors without fear of being inaccurate developed specifically by Vlad for his students. Vlad will show you the shortcuts to the path when every brushstroke applied is significant in its impact on the viewer. He will show you importance of focal target and therefore how to be selective in your painting process. Every painting is like a poetry, the less words wasted the more powerful message it conveys.  On the technical side of things you will learn what the major steps involved in achieving powerful results and also specifics of the watercolor process approach where discipline is required and where it is better to give it up and flow with your inspiration.

Beginning: Participants will be practicing application techniques, learning about composition and light distribution on the objects around us. Above all skills levels in fine art the ability correctly see the composition and values will bring immediate and noticeable improvement to student’s artwork. To identify composition and focus of the painting and correctly implement it another important aspect of the sketch. Proportions and perspective adapted for landscape painting will be covered as well. Students will work on drawing paper with soft graphite pencils.

Continue: Work with monochromatic painting techniques is the focus of next exercises. Brushwork enhancing techniques for values expression will be explained and practiced. There will be lecture-demo explaining brushwork methods as well and light distribution specifics explained followed by student exercises on small size paper. Each day begins with demo explaining above methods. It will explain various stages in watercolor process using simple but effective subject matter.

Color mixing method will be explained followed by students exercise on quarter size paper followed by another demonstration. The focus will be working in full color taking special attention to the focal points in the painting making it work of fine art. Students work on quarter size paper working en plein air. It is the combination of everything the students learned in the previous days with the addition of artistic approach methods to make artwork utterly engaging. There will be special focus on loose brushwork techniques. Addition of finishing touches which serving the purpose of adding definition to all parts of the painting pulling it all together will be explained in detail.

The finish line: Starts with demo broken down on major fazes with students working in chapters under close teacher supervision. Working individually with each student is a priority at this stage. Work on half sheet paper to cement the knowledge and habits in a larger piece.

Each day will be finished with optional critique sessions.

For registration and more information about La Romita School of Art, please contact Tracy Posey at

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Phone: 1-855-4ROMITA (476-6482); 202-337-3120.