En Plein Air Landscapes in the Garden

En plein air landscapes

It’s such a splendid day today; the Indian summer is here at least for this week. As a class, we decided on the spur of the moment, that I’d do this morning’s painting demonstration in the garden. This took about an hour to get to this stage…then it was back into the studio for coffee, biscuits and the rest of the class. What drudgery!

En plein air landscapes painting in the garden

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In the brighter months, I run en plein air landscapes painting workshops and events in venues around the country (and this year in sunny countries!) I’ve hosted groups in An Grianán, County Louth, beautiful Grangecon in County Wicklow and Wexford in the sunny south east of Ireland.  Click on the links below to see what’s coming up this year and BOOK EARLY!

If you want me to run an exciting and creative teambuilding workshop, contact me directly on 086 247 0737

2020 May 17-19 Weekend Painting Retreat. Vouchers Available

2020 Painting in Sunny Silves (Algarve) Portugal. Date TBA

2020 June 20 En Plein Air Painting Day in beautiful Grangecon, Wicklow. Vouchers Available

2020 August 28-30 Weekend Painting Retreat. Vouchers Available

August Painting at An Grianán


 Thank you to all who attended last weekend’s en plein air painting weekend with me in An Grianán, home of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association. Thanks also to the staff there for hosting this event. Once again I enjoyed it immensely – and the feedback has been tremendous. 

I have to say, I learned a lot from teaching everyone as I always do. This time, we ventured out of the beautiful campus to paint in Termonfeckin itself and then at Port Oriel in Clogherhead. We were lucky with the weather, too. We caught a couple of showers but had plenty of sunshine to paint in.  We met colourful characters and interested passers-by who stopped to chat.

I’m so looking forward to making another trip to An Grianán. The staff are so friendly and obliging and the food is plentiful and delicious. Maybe, since the duller weather is approaching, an indoor weekend workshop might be worth considering…portraiture, still lifes and working with imitation gold leaf to bring a little sunshine back? Drop me an email if you’d like that – or have any suggestions.

Meanwhile, art classes in my studio are starting again next week. There are still a couple of places on Wednesday morning if you want to venture into the world of painting in a genuine artist’s studio. There’s always fresh coffee and biscuits to keep you going – and I do a demonstration painting at every class.

Paint small; paint oils; paint often!

Kevin

August en plein air painting weekend at An Grianán

Do you who want to get away from it all in a beautiful part of the country, while practising your painting skills? Following a brilliant and successful weekend painting excursion in May 2019, we’ve been invited to return and repeat the experience, so if you missed the first one; here’s your golden opportunity to join us. Come and join me at An Grianán, home of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association. It’s a glorious 18th century house, set in the beautiful rolling hills of the Boyne Valley that has been transformed into a cultural and educational centre. During this weekend we will explore the local landscape to draw and paint alla prima painting studies –and I will guide you and give plenty of painting demonstrations to help spur you on. 

August weekender: Painting en plein air at An Grianán in beautiful County Louth, Ireland. 10 participants ONLY.

Date: Friday 30th August – Sunday 1st September 2019

Medium: Oil/acrylic Paint & Drawing

Participants: Maximum 10

Painting level: The course is suitable for all levels but please be aware that a basic level of drawing & painting techniques is needed.

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A McSherryStudio en plein air excursion to paint the landscape beside the river in summer 2018
  • In the case of inclement weather, we have an art room available to us.

The TOTAL cost for painting attendees is €340 (Non-painting partners €300). A deposit of €170* is required to reserve your place by PayPal, cash, Visa or cheque. 

Interested? Go to this page for more information and booking

or book by paying the deposit here: 





 

An Unexpected Opportunity: Painting Retreat in lovely Louth: May 17 – 19. 

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A place has come up at our An Grianán painting retreat weekend due to a late cancellation. Be quick – first to apply will get it! This is a last chance to join us for a weekend of landscape painting as all other places are gone. BOOK HERE

Details below.

May weekender: Painting en plein air at An Grianán in beautiful County Louth, Ireland. 10 participants ONLY.

Date: 17th May –19th May 2019
Medium: Oil/acrylic Paint & Drawing
Participants: Maximum 10
Painting level: The course is suitable for all levels but please be aware that a basic level of drawing & painting techniques is needed.

Price: €340. Price includes: 2 x nights Bed & Continental  Breakfast, Tea, Coffee & Scones on arrival. High tea Friday & Saturday evening, three course lunch on Saturday & Sunday -and tuition!

Go to the event page on my web site, where you can see lots more details about this great new event and make your booking 

I’m really looking forward to seeing you and exploring the landscape.
Kevin