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Watercolour Art Course in the New Forest

23rd July 2015 Print
Lymington Harbour as painted by Mal Phillips

New Forest-based artist Mal Phillips has teamed up with Cottage Lodge, the multi-award winning small hotel in Brockenhurst, to offer a range of one-day watercolour painting courses, the first of which will take place on 7 and 8 September.

Comments Mal Phillips: “With New Forest ponies and donkeys wandering free, ancient woodlands, open heathland and busy harbours, there is no shortage of subjects for the budding artist.

“I can’t guarantee overnight success but what I can offer is sound advice from a lifetime of painting and drawing and my pupils always leave with a solid foundation on which to build.”

The one day watercolour courses are from 10am to 3pm during which time a landscape and seascape will be painted.

The courses cost from £45 per person which includes paper and paints and students also need to bring a packed lunch and fold up chair.

Those who choose to stay overnight at Cottage Lodge can do so from £30 pp (B&B, two sharing a room).

Family-owned-and-run Cottage Lodge has won numerous awards over recent years for its green credentials.

The property has 16 bedrooms, many of which are furnished with hand-crafted items including beds and dressing tables made from ‘fallen’ New Forest trees.

Even the tables in the appropriately named Fallen Tree restaurant were made from a rare, black, poplar tree.

Located in the heart of Brockenhurst village, it is the perfect base for exploring the New Forest’s many small towns and villages including Beaulieu, Lyndhurst and Lymington, with numerous pubs and restaurants to discover.

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Lymington Harbour as painted by Mal Phillips