Our first week was spent at Casa Unicorno being well looked after by Kathryn and Dermot and guided in our painting efforts by Ivan. The small hamlet of Caugliano is perched on a hilltop with spectacular views of the surrounding hills. An enchanted garden and the sleepy surroundings provided a relaxed atmosphere were we could go at our own pace and take on as much or as little as we wanted.
Painting with Studio Paradiso in Caugliano, northern Tuscany
View from the back of Casa Unicorno
Our spacious room...
with interesting furniture...
and lovely views
The hamock – which I think we all tried at some time
Casa Unicorno
Exploring the garden
There was plenty of grapes, figs and walnuts
Karon painting
Old wine press
Karon’s old wine press
The garden and pool area
Inside the hall looking to the back
My door
Early morning
Vines and mountains
Karon’s Vines and mountains...
and mine
Nearby peaks
Upper floor window
My window
Tuscan hills
1st sunset
The pool
Lunchtime on the patio
Expertly prepared food and lots of wine!
The sleepy hamlet of Caugliano
Plenty of scope
Karon, first day, first picture
Karon’s first spot
Karon’s drawing
Me looking for somewhere to sit
Old door
My first effort
Colourful contrasts?
My take on it
Or detail?
By Karon
Simple?
or complex
Karon paints a tree
The  tree
The tree ‘sitting’
Peter painting
The hall
Storm clouds
The window
Weather forced us to eat in only once.