Some of my favourite moments in Ireland were spent sketching in places where I could overhear conversations while I drew. This one is from a café in Waterville where two local women chattered on about children, husbands, neighbours and friends. They were seated a few tables away from me, but talked loudly enough for their words to form a background narrative while I drew. Sketched in a Handbook Journal, 8″ x 8″, while drinking tea and eating a scone.



14 Comments on “Waterville”

  1. Louise says:

    Delightfully charming. The overheard conversation was a perfect addition to tea and scones. It’s the stuff of poetry and maybe novels … depending on the conversation.


  2. Judy Sopher says:

    I love your paintings about buildings This one has a real feeling about it–as well as the delightful violet color . As Louise wrote , this is charming.


  3. LauraLu says:

    Beautiful and quaint. 🌼 Beautiful!


  4. I love how they don’t hesitate to paint a building purple in Ireland. Love this!


  5. TonyU says:

    Lovely sketch as always and proof again of the power of a sketch (even someone else’s) to bring back memories. Makes me want to be back there. On a dry day would be a bonus!


    • Thanks Tony. It was one of the few sunny days we had in Ireland. In total there were two. Actually 1.5 sunny days. And none in Manchester. But I still want to go back, no matter the weather.


  6. Julana says:

    It has been such a gift to follow all the urban sketchers to, through, and past Manchester–for those of us who couodn’t make it, and probably never will. So appreciate the generous sharing.


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