Prafull B. Sawant

Watercolor atmospheric landscape in Sicily.

July 6 – 13, 2024

Join us for a week of landscape watercolor painting in the Sicilian seaside with Prafull B. Sawant.

Prafull Sawant is a Indian contemporary artist, he has long been considered one of the foremost Realistic artists in the world. He is best known for his Plain Air atmospheric landscapes that captures the light to create the mood and space of the scene.

We will stay in SALINARA, an 18th century farmhouse, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves just 10 minutes walk from the Mediterranean Sea.

What is it Aimed it ?
I will show To Participants How We will approach composition and how to simplify a Location in Painting with atmosphere . Because the Composition (Design) of Forms,and Composition (Design ) of Light n Shade is the Soul of Painting. with Using my Own Paintings n Describe / How to design a composition utilizing space and light.

Which skills are developed?
A. How Choose of subject in the Architectural  landscape.
B. The choice of compositions in the Architectural landscape
C. How  Correctly to build a composition with perspective.
D. How to use  and Choose Color scheme in painting
E. We will Discuss How the Importance of Human Figures in the Landscape
F. How to draw cars, people in the urban landscape with Drawing and Aerial Perspective
G.When which brush are use in Painting and Why
H.How keep Freshness of Watercolor

What techniques we learn?
A . How to Preparation and Development of Focal Point ( Attraction Point ) in Painting/ Main highlight the compositional center of the picture.
B. We Will Learn the role of warm and cool Colors
C. How to control water and learn Quantity of Pigments
D. We will learn Tonal Value of Light(white), Mid Tone( grey) and Dark Tone (dark) in composition (Design)and their arrangement.
E. How Capture The Tonal Value for Get The Live Lighting Effects
F. Planning of Aerial perspective in the Architectural landscape
G. What is main actor, supporting actor and how to connect them
H. Role of Soft and Sharp Edges in Painting
I. How to Use of Watercolor Flow and Patches and Impact
J. Movement of Brushing, atmosphere, mood, texture, Use of Line, Dot ,Patch ,Mass tone and weather conditions
K. How Needs of Details things and Where
L. Cheating with Tonal Values and Needs
M. Use of Papers Grain and Difference of Result ,Brush and Colors Descriptions

What paintings will be done?
We Will see My watercolor Demonstration with Discussion on each day Morning Session after That Afternoon Session all Participant Will Work, I will instruct individually and Discuss .

Workshop Time
Each Day Morning Session My Demonstration 9 am to 1 pm. (1pm to 2 Pm. Lunch) Afternoon Session 2 Pm to 6 pm Participants will doing own paintings and I will Guide Personally

Oppurtunity to See Original works
I will Bring My Own 70 to 80 Plain air Watercolor Original paintings which is painted in my last workshops from European countries., to Show the Participants and will Discuss with paintings with contents of Composition, Lighting, Tonal Value, Perspective, Different approach with watercolor

In the evenings you will enjoy Sicilian traditional dinner specially prepared for you by our chef with selected local wines at the Farm or dinner at a typical pizzeria chosen by us.

SKILL LEVEL: All levels welcome
Italian translation available on request


€ 2300
Sharing per person:
€ 2050
Sharing NON painter:
€ 1600

How to Book

Deposit to save your spot € 300.
The balance is due to 8 weeks before your arrival.

Apply NOW, spots are limited.
Min participants 12
Max participants 18

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About Prafull B. Sawant

Prafull B. Sawant was born in 1979 at Nasik, India . He has long been considered one of the foremost Realistic artists in the world. He is highly sought after around the world for his demonstrations, international workshops, lectures and exhibits. He is frequently invited for Plein Air workshops, to jury international competitions and prestigious Invitational exhibitions and events.

He has 15 solo and more than 80 international exhibitions by invitation on his Credit. He Won 45 Awards and Scholarships in National and State Levels
He successfully teched more than 90 workshops internationally for the different countries

Has won 48 International awards from across the world for his watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings.

Each year he has been invited to more than 12 countries for his invitational exhibitions and watercolor and Oil color Workshops.

He Visited more than 22 Countries for his invitational Exhibition, Demonstration, Lectures, Interview, and Workshops.
His works were featured in most appreciated international watercolor magazines and Books.

He is Global Brand Ambassador of Daniel Smith Artist materials.

– Painting instruction and individual assistance
– Accommodation in double room
– Accommodation in single room with supplement
– All Sicilian Breakfasts, 4 lunches and all dinners (1 meal at a local restaurant)
– Non alcoholic drinks and wines during dinner
– Wine tasting at the villa
– Visit & shopping at pottery and terracotta artisan
– All local excursion
– The use of portable folding chairs and folding easels
– Pick-up at Palermo airport on the first day at 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm
– Transfer to Palermo airport on the last day. Leaving at 9:00 am

– 2 lunches
– Any personal expenses
– Art supplies
– Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
– Airfare
– Tips for drivers and guides
– Transfers to and from other airports than Palermo
– Transfers to the villa from Palermo airport later than 4:00 pm are extra cost.
If you arrive later than 4:00 pm, we can arrange personal transfer accordingly.

You will stay in our 18th century typical Sicilian villa, surrounded by vineyards and the blu mediterranean sea. The area is known for its olive groves, salt pans and local producers of DOC Marsala wine and many other amazing red and white wines.

Sicilian breakfasts, lunches and dinners will be freshly prepared and served at the villa by our selected local chef. Enjoy the exotic flavors of traditional cuisine accompanied by exquisite local wines.
* Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary restrictions.

Travel, Landscape, Seascape, Architecture, Food and People.
Everything is carefully planned yet relaxed, giving you the freedom to open up and be creative, all while enjoying Sicily in the company of like-minded people.

The course is conducted in English, with translation into Italian, French, Spanish on demand.


– Spectacular subject matter at the Villa and within walking distance such as Windmills and Salt Pans in a Natural Preserve.

– Paint coastal scenes at San Teodoro Tower and its surroundings.

– Historic Center of Marsala and Fish Market.

– Selinunte Archaeological Park, the largest archeological area in Europe, with Greek Temples and Acropolis with over 2500 years of history. Self catering lunch at a beach restaurant, then in the afternoon painting at southern seacoast.

– Erice Mountain and the medieval village: An utterly panoramic ride with stops for beautiful sea views will take us to the medieval village.

– Shopping trip to Marsala plus a visit to a local artisan ceramist.

– Wine tasting, a passionate sommelier will introduce the history of Marsala wines, accompanied by delicious local aperitif.

– Taste authentic Sicilian cuisine prepared by our local chef at the villa and in our favorite local restaurant.

Please note the itinerary is an example. Visits will depend on location and are subject to change depending on the weather.

We welcome non-painting companions. There are many amenities and activities happening at the Farmhouse, your companions will never get bored! Of course, they will enjoy all of our local excursions, wine tasting and fantastic meals.

Start your adventure in Western Sicily:
– Typical Sicilian cooking class (min.4 pax).
– Visit local wine producers, with wine tasting.
– Walking and visit the surrounding, sea coast with antique salt marshes, windmills and vineyards.
– Visit the beautiful seaside city of Marsala, home of the homonymous wine DOC.
– Visit the unforgettable old city of Trapani where you can stroll, shop and eat in a relaxed setting.
– Bicycling and enjoy splendid views over vineyards, with the magical colours of the Mediterranean Sea.
– Visit the unspoiled Egadi Islands, such as Favignana and Levanzo.
– Experience yoga or kitesurf with professional trainer.

Arrival and Departure Airport: Palermo, Sicily (PMO) – Transfer time to villa is about 1h 20min.
Travel by car and minibus to painting spots.
For those who prefer to arrive earlier or leave later, we offer an optional extended stay.
Travel Visa: A visa may be required depending on your nationality.

Besides the basic packing and travel needs, here are a few things to think about bringing with you.

— Bathing suit and beach towel
— Sun protection hat
— Raincoat
— Comfortable shoes for walking
— Plug adaptors / converters

The following terms and conditions shall apply in respect of all bookings and will form the basis of your contract with “SALINARA Società Cooperativa”.

1. All workshops/retreats organized directly by SALINARA are made subject to the following terms and conditions. When you make a booking with ‘SALINARA’ you undertake that you have the authority to accept and do accept these booking conditions on behalf of yourself and your party. A contract will exist upon our accepting any monies from you towards the booking, or upon the issue of our Confirmation/Invoice, whichever is the earlier.

2. Hold deposit € 300 euro each participant at the time of booking, which will be refundable minus 100 euro per deposit if you cancel up to 8 weeks before the beginning of the workshop/retreat.

3. The full balance due to 8 weeks before the beginning of the workshop/retreat.

4. Cancellation requests submitted within 28 days of workshop/retreat date, 50% of total amount (less deposit) will be refunded. 28 days or less prior to departure, or on departure date, no refund. *If your spot will be filled by another participant, we are happy to keep your paid amount for the next workshop you will attend.

5. Any refunds allowed will incur a 3% processing fee.

6. We highly recommend that you must arrange adequate holiday insurance. Such insurance should cover full medical expenses, personal baggage, personal accident, loss or damage to property, cancellation or curtailment, personal liability, legal expenses and emergency.

7. We shall not accept responsibility for any cancellations or effect on your holiday due to war, threat of war, civil strife, industrial dispute, terrorist action, natural or nuclear disaster, fire or adverse weather conditions

8. We reserve the right to withdraw or modify at any time the arrangements advertised where necessary to do so. In the unlikely event of the accommodation advertised not being available, we will endeavour to provide suitable alternative accommodation.

9. All reasonable and proper steps have been taken to ensure that the accommodation and services are as advertised. We will be responsible for any acts or omissions of our own employees and agents whilst acting within the scope of their employment but cannot be responsible for the acts or omissions of those providing services over which we have no direct control.

10. We shall not be responsible for luggage lost in transit while the responsibility of an airline. Where possible we will provide advice and assistance in seeking to retrieve any luggage lost.

11. We will not be responsible if you suffer illness, personal injury or death as a result of misadventure during the period of your overseas trip arising out of an activity that does not form part of the course provided by us.

12. All workshops/retreats are subject to a minimum number of participants and we therefore reserve the right to cancel and where possible, provide you with an alternative course. In case we cancel the workshop/retreat, we will return all monies which you have paid. In no case will your holiday be cancelled within 8 weeks of departure except in the event of circumstances out-with our control. Salinara cannot be held responsible for any personal expenses, such as airline tickets due to changes in itineraries or retreat cancellations.

13. All travellers need valid passports.


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