Flower Pots at Heathcote

Flower Pots at Heathcote
9x12 acrylic on canvas

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Painting Holiday in County Down along the Antrim Coast in Northern Ireland.
Each day began with a demonstration by our instructor, Grahame Booth. He has a web site, so just Google in his name to learn more about him.
This painting pictured here was done by my son-in-law, Mark Boyles, who is doing very well indeed for a person just beginning to paint. He and my daughter Kelli, my husband Bob,and I all took this workshop class and enjoyed it very much. Bob didn't paint but enjoyed watching the others.
It was lovely along the coast and subjects for painting were many and diverse,
It was my birthday month, too, so we did a lot of celebrating--Kelli called it an "Eat Fest". We were on a quest to see if we could find N. Ireland's best dessert called Pavlova. Believe me, we sampled many Pavlovas and all were delicious.
Our last meal before coming back to the U.S. was at Greyabbey, Co. Down at Pebbles Restaurant.We had the most delectable salmon there cooked to perfection and presented beautifully. I met the chef, Jason Camduff, who is head chef at Mount Stewart, as well. A brilliant chef! If you go to that area, be sure to stop by Pebbles! Their pavlova was first class, as well!
Keep scrolling down to see Kelli's painting and another of mine and read some more about our holiday.

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