Four artists settled themselves in various corners of Pam’s beautiful garden in Witney on Thursday 25 August. It seemed to have little ‘rooms’, outdoor areas where you could sit, either in a courtyard, beside a trickling fountain or beneath the fruit trees. Everywhere was adorned with pots of colourful geraniums, agapanthus, pinks, climbing hydrangea… to name the few that come to mind.
As we started our compositions, the bells could he heard pealing out from the church tower which could be seen from the garden. To those that know, it sounded like visiting ringers attempting a quarter peal (40 minutes) and some cracking good ringing it was too! We chatting around the garden table at lunch time and Pam brought us refreshments. An hour or so more painting before spit spot and we had to take refuge inside as the rain came on. Pam very kindly made us more tea and we chatted a while in her beautiful sitting room with floor to ceiling window to the garden. She showed us the many paintings done by her late but very talented artist husband Bev. It appeared to dry up so we ventured out again, but it was not to last so around 1.30 we gave up and decided to call it a day. Thank you Pam, hopefully we will return to your garden again one day. Maureen