Last week was the annual Dublin Plein Air Festival and what a week it was.

Our first day was in Newbridge House, in Donabate

I won first Prize at Newbridge House, Donabate

Our next day was Balbriggan Harbour and Beach.

Balbriggan Harbour
Balbriggan Harbour

Then it was the Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin.

Botanic Gardens
Botanic Gardens

Malahide Castle where I found a lovely old door to paint.

malahide castle
Malahide Castle

Ardgillan Castle and Demesne

View of Skerries from the carpark in Ardgillan
Dappled light in Ardgillan
Dappled Light, Ardgillan

Farmleigh, and it’s fabulous rose garden.

Farmleigh Rose Garden
Roses at Farmleigh

Our last day was Skerries and I have wanted to paint this scene for ages. Love the view looking back over the town from Red Island.

Skerries from Red Island
Skerries from Red Island

Can’t believe it is all over for another year. Hopefully by next year everything will be back to normal. Looking forward to it already.

Do you paint??  Definitely give it a go.   The Dublin Plein Air Festival is a fabulous event and if you enjoy painting you should definitely consider taking part.   Check out the website here.