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Boyne Valley Paint-Out Sonairte, Laytown, Co Meath

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Boyne Valley Paint-Out Sonairte, Laytown, Co Meath

Time: June 17, 2017 from 11am to 3:30pm
Location: Coffee Shop, Sonairte
Street: Laytown
City/Town: Co.Meath
Phone: 086 8050177
Event Type: paint-out
Organized By: Sally Downey
Latest Activity: Jun 17, 2017

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Wiith Dublin PE Festival; just around the corner come and join us on Saturday 17th  for a warm-up in Sonairte, Laytown, Co.Meath.


Sonairte is the National Ecology Centre.   Many of us who have painted there before will be familiar with its variety of subject matter – veg. garden, river views, woodland pathways,  nature in all its glory.


This attractive pond is part of the local community road-side garden on the Dublin-Drogheda Road at junction for Sonairte.  Don’t get too distracted – busy road!

We meet at 11 am in the coffee shop and return there about 3 – 3.30 to chinwag over the day's events.

To Get There: 

Northbound from Dublin on the M1, take the exit for Julianstown. Look out for the brown tourism sign in Julianstown and turn right. You will spot Sonairte from a distance when you see the white wind turbine on the hilltop. The entrance to Sonairte is on the right just after the turbine

 Sonairte is in Laytown, Co. Meath, 25 km north of Dublin.

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Comment by Norah Blount on June 16, 2017 at 8:59

Sean, I was trying to edit my previous comment but there seems to be no editing function.  I think the results look wonderful on that link, so transparent - I wonder how that happens with the chemicals in acrylics.  I think silicone expands to fill spaces, never tried it so will look forward to your results.  I recall seeing John Myatt using KY Jelly for acrylics and found this link

I have used Attelier Interactive Acrylics which use an "un-locking medium" so you can work back in to them to soften edges and paint over wet in wet etc but I don't like the fumes of the unlock medium as I think the less chemicals we use the bestter. 

I love that photo of the pond Sally, there are great places to paint there and I see the weather forecast is good

Comment by Sean Quinn on June 14, 2017 at 22:12

Sonairte sounds lovely  and I will be attending,     but is anyone out there  into pouring acrylic abstracts with silicone in the mix  somewhere?   I have bought in Lidl cans of silicone at reduced price and this first demo seems to feature that.

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