Monthly Archives: October 2011

“The Art of the Horse – Painting Retreat”


Nov. 25th – 27th

Led by Joan Larson & Hosted by Twincreeks, Duncan, BC


Retreat cost: $300.00

Maximum 6 participants (3 spaces left)

To book, contact Deborah Flinn at 250-746-8769


We invite you for a weekend of painting, pampering and inspiration united by our love of horses.   Enjoy the hospitality of hosts Deborah Flinn and Launie Gratto of Twincreeks Bale, Beds & Breakfast and the tutelage of Joan Larson, one of the top international equine artists in our “Art of the Horse” weekend painting retreat.  Learn in an atmosphere that is relaxed, informative and fun. Open to all art mediums and all skill levels.

Fee includes:

  • 2 Day Artists Workshop plus Bonus Demo on Friday evening
  • 2 Nights Accommodation and all meals provided by Twincreeks



Friday, Nov. 25th  7:00 p.m. arrival

7:30 p.m. Demo and Discussion

9:00 p.m. Appetizers and Social

Saturday, Nov. 26

9 a.m.  – 5 p.m. Workshop (with lunch break)

Sunday, Nov. 27

9 a.m. –  3 p.m. Workshop            “


Participants can expect:

  • Demos each day
  • Plenty of individual attention tailored to your specific concerns
  • Hands on drawing from live subjects (using the guest ranch horses)
  • Equine anatomy for artists
  • Interpreting your photo reference and how to use it for painting
  • Discussions about Composition & Design, Colour Theory, Colour Mixing, Contrast and other related issues


As an experienced educator, Joan brings her passion for horses and art alive in an energetic, creative and supportive atmosphere.


Twincreeks offers an equine “bales and breakfast” experience situated on the TransCanada Trail in picturesque rural Duncan.  Bring your bathing suit, enjoy the hot tub and leave your worries behind.