Paint in India with Ken Howard RA
Capture ‘Holi’ - the Festival of Colours & the street scenes & palaces in the white-marbled lakeside city of Udaipur & in the sacred sandstone city of Varanasi on the River Ganges
Paint in India with Ken Howard RA
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Ken Howard is one of our most revered figurative painters. Artists from all over the world seek an opportunity to travel and work alongside him. We are offering you an exclusive opportunity to join Ken Howard in two of his favourite locations in India. Ken will be working in oils but all mediums are welcome. Whilst the informal style of this holiday will not include tuition, demonstrations or critiques, Ken is extremely generous with his advice, support and time. He will give some informative talks and presentations on how he works, as well as provide plenty of encouragement and inspiration. ‘The week exceeded expectations and it was all rather magical. We all worked hard and it was obvious we were in the company of one of our great painters of our time.‘ Ron McGill travelled with Ken Howard to Venice June 2014.
The first week will be spent painting in Udaipur, Rajasthan. You’ll be staying in a former royal residence, which is part of the City Palace complex and has fabulous views over Lake Pichola from its roof terrace restaurant. Udaipur, known as the ‘city of sunrise’, is a Maharajahs oasis and a regal jewel in the crown. The honeycomb of white marble palaces and temples reflect in the shimmering cool waters of Udaipur’s lake. There are splashes of vibrant red, orange, pink and yellow clothing typically worn by Rajasthani men and women, and the Holi celebrations marking the annual festival of colours on 6 March, will add even more colour to Udaipur.
In complete architectural and ambient contrast the sandstone city of Varanasi is the base for the second week’s painting. Known also as Benaras or ‘the city if light’, Varanasi is India’s most sacred city. You’ll be staying on one of the ghats in a traditional river-fronted haveli. From the hundred or more ghats on the river bank, a myriad of narrow alleys and back lanes are lined with many temples, including the gold plated spires and fine carvings of the Golden Temple. The first light is ideal for capturing river bathers and the glorious light of the early morning foggy sunshine rising from the water. Later in the day professional dhobi’s wash clothes on the banks of the river and as night falls there is the atmospheric spectacle of hundreds of leaf-boat lamps floating downstream.
Summary of programme
28 February Evening flight from London Heathrow.
1 March Midday arrive Delhi. Claridges Hotel.
2 March Morning flight to Udaipur in Rajasthan. Fateh Prakash Palace Hotel.
3, 4, 5, 6, 7 March Painting in Udaipur.
8 March Morning flight to Varanasi. Jukaso Ganges Hotel.
9, 10, 11, , 12, 13, 14 March Painting in Varanasi.
15 March Afternoon flight to Delhi. Claridges Hotel.
16 March Day time flight back to London Heathrow.
Price per person: £6,395.00 / US$10.250
Single supplement: £ 400.00 / US$640
Number of painters: 10 – 12
Includes premium economy flights, all accommodation, breakfast & dinner daily, travel escort from UK & guest artist.
This painting holiday is offered to you by The Artist Magazine
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