Art in the Open Paintings (Wexford, Ireland)

Here are some of my plein air landscape paintings of Ireland from ‘Europe’s biggest plein air painting festival’, the Art in the Open┬áplein air landscape painting festival in Wexford. It was my first time in a painting festival like this and I had a good time.

I’ve painted the Irish landscape before, so I knew what I was getting into weather-wise. Last time I worked a lot from inside the car. This time I bought a full waterproof kit and just painted through the showers. Both methods have their drawbacks.

Landscape Painting of Kilmore Quay, Ireland

Kilmore Quay. 25 x 35 cm, oil on linen (on board).

Landscape Painting of Kilmore Quay, Ireland

The Parking Lot at Kilmore Quay. 20 x 30 cm, oil on linen (on board).

Landscape Painting of Hook Head Lighthouse, Ireland

Approaching Rain, Hook Head Lighthouse. 25 x 35 cm, oil on linen (on board).

Landscape Painting of Hook Head, Ireland

Hook Head Lighthouse. 20 x 30 cm, oil on linen (on board).

Landscape Painting, Hook Head, Ireland

Buildings at Hook Head. 25 x 35 cm, oil on linen (on board).

Cityscape of Wexford, Ireland

Main Street, Wexford. 20 x 30 cm, oil on linen (on board).

Seascape, Wexford Harbor

Boat in Wexford Harbor. 20 x 30 cm, oil on linen (on board).

Landscape Painting of Wexford, Ireland

Wexford Sketch. 20 x 30 cm, oil on linen (on board).

Landscape Painting of Wexford, Ireland

The Quay at Wexford. 25 x 35 cm, oil on linen (on board).

Huntington Castle Painting

Huntington Castle. 25 x 35 cm, oil on linen (on board).

Landscape Painting of Enniscorthy

Enniscorthy Bridge. 25 x 35 cm, oil on linen (on board).

Irish landscape paintings can be quite a challenge with the radically changing weather. The Irish landscape is stunning though and I look forward to going back to AITO next year.