It was the most amazing day at the gallery.
People began arriving with treats! This morning began with a gorgeous pie from Ann and her precious daughter, Margot. And then Ann disclosed the large, gorgeous piece of wood she was hauling around was also for us - to paint on! Can you imagine? It is divine! And my head is spinning with ideas for what to make of it (or paint on it).
A little later, Olive's mum arrived with gorgeous cream-puffs covered in fruit. And I mean GORGEOUS! Too pretty to eat. So we may have to use them as our muses and models and have a go at painting them, in the tradition of the artists here before us.
Our dinner this evening was made with vegetables and herbs which Olive gave us from her garden. The fridge is full of home-grown goodies - potatoes, peas, lettuces, onions, herbs and eggs.
After a day of painting in the studio and chatting with customers, we set out for a night of comedy at St. John's It was a double header with a talented female comic, who managed in two hours to give us a real feel for Irish humor and storytelling. And guess what? Vicar Joe gave us some free beverages to welcome us to Listowel. Top to bottom, a lovely day.
Today's watercolor is inspired by a cemetery next to the Garden of Europe, and a large stone angel, covered in lichens, pitted and aged. It was comforting to see her standing there, eyes cast down, watching over in the steady rain.