In June, I participated in the Dublin Plein Air Festival. Despite facing some of the most challenging weather conditions, I also had the opportunity to give a watercolour workshop in Donabate. The wind and the gloom couldn’t deter us; in fact, finishing not one, but two watercolour paintings in such conditions was exhilarating. And it seems I wasn’t alone in feeling accomplished; my students shared the same sentiment. Additionally, I was thrilled to win first prize for my painting of Malahide Marina.