This is the completed portrait of the Henager Sisters. Their father commissioned the painting and drove down from Austin to pick it up the night before I left. I think he’s as happy with it as I am. Thank you to all who kept me company online as I painted it.
With lots of help I got packed and to the airport on time, only to have an hour and a half delay waiting for the plane. It still left almost an hour to make my connection in Newark for Dublin, so all worked out fine. A miracle happened and I was the only passenger in my row- so I got to tip over and sleep a bit on the overnight flight! I hadn’t slept well at home for a while, so I really needed all I could get. I took a bus to my hosts- Jan Hyland and Janetta Mellet- and had a beautiful lunch in Janetta’s beautiful garden.
Jan took me to her house afterwards where I’ve been the last two days, hosted so graciously by Jan and her husband Colm, and recovering from some wicked strain of jet lag. We’ve walked the Dun Laoghaire (pronounced Dun Leery) pier and we’ve visited the Royal Hiburnian Academy in Dublin and I’ve crashed for emergency naps several times. But it’s now 6:41 on Monday morning, the workshop starts in less than three hours and I feel great. I hope to still broadcast on my regular Wednesday, but much earlier than my usual 7 p.m. Central time. Most likely it will be 11 a.m. or noon, but I’ll post more as I know.
The workshop is being held at a gorgeous place- The Dun Laoghaire Golf Club. Oh my. I can’t wait to show you!