Balbriggan paint out

Balbriggan is the first paint out day of the festival Monday 19th June. It has a beautiful harbour and beach area to get the artistic juices flowing.

Swords paint out sponsor

Thanks to the online Arts Material Company for their sponsorship of the Swords paint out. Will be a great day on Tuesday 20th  June !

Skerries paint out

Skerries is the host town to the 2017 Dublin Plein Air Painting Festival and Ireland’s tidiest town for 2016 and another festival paint out location on wednesday 21st June and is where Blaise Smith will host his workshop.  

Malahide Castle gardens paint out

Dublin Plein Air festival has been given use of the walled gardens of Malahide castle for its paint out on Thursday 22nd June. It will give artists the chance to paint a formal garden using the backdrop of the castle. This is also the venue where Jock Nichol will host his workshop. A…

The Naul paint out

The Seamus Ennis centre in the Naul county Dublin will be the base for the festival ‘paint out’ on Friday 23rd June. It will give artists the opportunity to paint rural landscape as well as village scenes and is a lovely balance to the coastal scenery that is also planned…

Rush paint out

A great day is planned for this very pleasant little village. It has a quaint little harbour and rolling sand dunes along with a very unusual landscape of glasshouses that grow all sorts of horticultural produce. You will be guaranteed a very warm welcome here. Saturday 24th June is also the day that John…

Howth Paint out

Howth is a very beautiful area of Dublin and Fingal and a spot many people would know. It is our destination for the last day of this year’s festival and has a stunning variety of scenery for you to choose from. Sunday 25th June.

Next Year’s Festival runs from 18th – 24th June 2018

Put the dates in your diary and join our website membership for Free – A Breath of Plein Air – Come join us at the Dublin Plein Air Painting Festival. Visit Ireland’s capital city, enjoy the beautiful surrounding landscape.

Check List – Painting with Oils

Always be prepared DUBLIN PLEIN AIR CHECK LIST – PAINTING WITH OILS Haversack- ‘Hold all’ bag Pochade Box / Easel Tripod Mineral Spirit Container for cleaning brushes Small clip-on container for painting medium Oil Paints Painting panels/canvas Brushes and palette knives – Storage tube for same Wet Canvas Carrier (for…

Pastels Check List

For those artists who enjoy the drawing with pastels. Traveling Easel set up or Pastel Box Pastels Pastel Paper Board and tape Paper Towels View Finder Small Sketch Book – Pencil View Finder – Small Sketchbook – Pencil Paper Towels Hand wipes Plastic Bag for your rubbish/trash Small folding stool…