This Friday, I’ll be running an en plein air painting outing to lovely Colliemore Harbour in Dalkey. How about a field trip this coming Friday? The weather will be ‘intermittent cloud’, according to my smartphone. We could meet at 10AM at Colliemore Harbour, Dalkey. I’ll demonstrate a painting for an hour and then we could spend as long as we like afterwards. Break for lunch at 1PM (Bring sandwiches as it would be difficult to pack up for an hour’s lunch in the village)
For an idea of painting kit, see this page here. Also bring warm clothes. If it’s too windy, we can use either Sorrento Park or Dillon’s Park. Both are a short walk from the harbour. Parking is wherever you can find it. This is of course weather dependent and if it’s too inclement, we’ll cancel and you’ll get a full refund. 10 Places Only.
What you will need for painting
A plein air easel (or pochade-box easel).
Paints Oils or acrylics
Canvases (canvas boards or stretched canvases, keep them small to medium size. No bigger than A3).
Sketchbook and soft pencils/charcoal/preferred drawing material
A set of 2 dippers for your solvent/oil
A palette -suitable for outdoor work (A tear-off palette might be unwieldy)
If you’re apt to get tired standing, bring a very light stool -like an angler’s stool.
Remember to bring warm clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on!