First Plein Air Trip 2022

Just love when the weather starts getting warmer.   That means it’s time to get the painting gear organised and head out to paint.

Tuesday 22nd April was one of those days and when I got the WhatsApp from our Plein Air Group, The Boathouse Painters for our first paint out in Skerries Mills, I gave it the thumbs up.

My studio is in the Mills Courtyard so I know every inch of the venue suggested, but I don’t generally plein air paint there, just in my studio.   I had painted this scene before from a photo but you can’t beat painting it en plein air.   I love the way the path draws you up to the five sail windmill and the thatched mill in the distance.

One thing I took from the day was that I will have to get out more to paint on my studio doorstep.   Sometimes we think we have to travel to find inspiration but there is lots to paint right in front of us too.   We just have to look around us!

skerries windmills