Introduction to Outdoor Painting

3 Days   Tues 16th – Thurs 18th May    Residential

All inclusive price - see below

Please Note - Only one place left on this workshop

I will create a waiting list in case of cancellations

For: Improvers, Intermediate, Experienced  - but have little or no outdoor painting experience.

Where: Delphi  4 Star Hotel and Spa Resort Leenane, Co. Galway

Outline: This workshop is for artists who have never/seldom previously painted outdoors, but want to experience the joy of ‘plein air’ painting.

And all based in a luxurious 4 Star Hotel with Spa – what could be nicer?

Outdoor (or plein air) painting  is a fast-growing new artistic pastime in Ireland, with many local groups enjoying regular outings to interesting painting locations.

On this short introductory course, we will cover all the basics to enable you to paint confidently in what is a totally new and sometimes challenging environment – including:

We will cover how to prepare for an outdoor painting session, how to select and simplify your chosen ‘view’, the Six Steps (or stages) I use when painting outdoors, the time you should spend on each Step to enable you to quickly but effectively.    How to handle issues around weather, people and things arriving or disappearing while you paint them,  how to handle people looking over your shoulder, and much more.

This workshop will give you a first taste of what for me has been my most enjoyable painting experience for over 40 years.

Is this Workshop for You?

Click on the 'What Level am I' tab on the left of this page to see guidelines for different levels of
painting experience.  If you're unsure, just email me and I'll try to clarify which workshops will suit you.


I’d like to attend this workshop – what do I do next?

  1. Email me at with your interest in this workshop before you do anything else – numbers are strictly limited so I can advise you if there is a place available.


  1. If YES then I’ll email you to pay your deposit either online through my website or by cheque to my home address – receipt of your deposit will confirm your place is held.

I will then send you all the information you need regarding art materials and

equipment to bring to the workshop.

  1. About 5 weeks before the workshop starts, I’ll email you again asking you to pay the balance of the fees due – receipt of this will confirm your booking on the workshop.

Prices for this All Inclusive Workshop

Total Price € 730 Single Participant


€ 894 Participant sharing with non-painting partner

*includes 3 DaysHotel (full board incl packed lunch on days outside) and tutored Art Workshop - overnights on Mon, Tues and Wed

There are a variety of payment options below, depending on whether participants originally paid 100 or 200 euro deposits, and whether they are attending single or with a non-painting partner.  Please select carefully your specific Balance Due and if in any doubt, email me first to clarify which amount applies to you at

Payment Options Delphi