Ireland is a hot bed of outdoor painting; the
scenery is so incredibly varied yet changes
continuously with the light and the weather.
You can sit in one place and paint the same scene in different moods and
colours or you can take short drives to experience
completely different geology, vegetation and
In early September 2016 we hosted a painting workshop
that combines the best of Ireland touring with the customised instruction of Crystal Beshara, artist
from Ottawa, Canada.
Crystal is not only a talented artist she is well
experienced in teaching and leading workshops.
The mediums used will be watercolour, pen & ink or
soft pastel. All levels are welcome.
More about Crystal, her art and instruction on
Update: We received rave reviews from participants on this trip despite
having to move two of the plein air sessions indoors due to rain. The
beauty of Ireland saved the day.
Contact me to
receive information about our next workshop/tour.
We assembled a video of a few of the sights, nature and
Air Ireland: 2016
Click on the widget for a few photos of our Irish adventure:
2016 Workshop: September 1 - 13
--12 nights / 13 days
--6 full days of instruction and 3 review/critique days
--Plentiful free time for shopping, relaxing, or more painting
--Single accommodation (double occupancy option) with breakfast
--Welcome Dinner and Farewell Banquet
--All transportation in Ireland --private coach plus rail excursion
--All site admission charges on painting days
1,800 Euro (1,350 double occupancy)
We have an outline itinerary so
contact me now to
receive the available details and accommodations. Here is outline itinerary:
--full day of exploring Dublin: sites, shopping
--several days in Co. Clare: Cliffs of Moher, Loop Head,
The Burren, Bunratty Folk Park and, weather permitting, the Aran
--More days in Co. Kerry including Dingle, Killarney National
Park and the Ring of Kerry
--possibly a scenic rail journey or two and, of course, countless
paintable scenes of sheep, stone bridges, thatched cottages, colourful shops
Paula Rath, one of our 2016 participants is a blogger.
Read her accounts starting with Dublin and moving forward in time.
Note photo credits belong to Karin, not Michael.
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potential painting sites.
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Attn: Painting Teachers: We can customize a memorable trip for you
and your class
so you concentrate on painting and we handle everything else.