A painting workshop down by the Avoca River is not unusual but a marriage proposal in the middle of it was a first for Avoca Painting School.
“Just as I started my painting demo last Saturday, a romantic community of family and friends started decorating the Meeting of the Waters for a surprise marriage proposal. It seemed to be a highly organized and covert operation. I asked would we not be interfering with their matrimonial plans. After all I would be painting, demonstrating and commentating to a group of ten students just a few meters from their big event. They assured us that, in point of fact, the Avoca Painting School would provide the perfect cover for the big surprise.
And, sure enough, a little later, with a drone above and telescopic lenses poking out of the bushes, our romantic hero goes down on one knee before his betrothed-to-be. Her reply is affirmative and followed by a big round of applause from Rod and his students