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Digital Virtual Paint-out HOWTH

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Digital Virtual Paint-out HOWTH

Time: April 27, 2020 at 11am to May 4, 2020 at 3pm
Location: Howth Harbour
City/Town: Howth
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Event Type: digital, virtual, paint-out, howth
Organized By: Sean Quinn
Latest Activity: May 7, 2020

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Because we can't meet face-to-face, this is a Digital Virtual Paint-out for the Howth area , no matter where in Ireland, people live, with imagery we can access online in our own homes.  Howth has a lot to offer with 2 lighthouses, a harbour with lots of colourful boats, a customs house, a martello tower and there's also a Howth castle.

 And we have a week to produce a result.   Participants can find their own inspirational  images online, and because the source is digital, people from around the country can take part.  Here are a few links. 

First Google Street, where one can travel around  in a virtual manner.,-6.0709905,3a,75y,266.89h,96.66t/data=!3m9!1e1!3m7!1sV6b7-paROZxAfrjeb-dsxw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192!9m2!1b1!2i31


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Comment by Sean Quinn on May 7, 2020 at 10:06

Sally,   that's good stuff from Samuel Ferguson.   Describing the "sea-bird song" as "clanking"   is very apt.   . Is that onomatopeia?    People look down on seagulls,  and I personally consider them the most graceful bird of all - the way they soar and gracefully glide.

Joe, I'm still working on my Howth Painting,  and Denise I don't know much about blogs.  And I don't have a microphone yet for Zoom.  And daily I

see amazing uses for it - from people getting married to facilitating a 

a  meeting in the House of Commons.

Comment by Joe Jordan on May 7, 2020 at 10:05

Thanks Nora

Comment by Norah Blount on May 6, 2020 at 18:03

Joe, there are some on blogs for this paint out

Sally what beautiful lines, apt for this time of year

Comment by Sally Downey on May 6, 2020 at 14:04

Sean before you whisk us away to our next magical spot i can’t resist offering these lines by Samuel Fergurson - Aideen’s Grave - about Howth Head. 

“The humming of the noon-tide bees,

The lark’s loud carol all day long,

And borne on evening’s salted breeze

Their clanking sea-bird song”.

Comment by Joe Jordan on May 6, 2020 at 11:11

Thanks Sean for your comments - I only see 3 or 4 Howth paintings

-is that it ?

Comment by Joe Jordan on May 4, 2020 at 18:45

Thanks Sally your paintings super as usual - hope that was a big fat

cheque !

Comment by Norah Blount on May 4, 2020 at 16:02

Yes Sally its hard to find blogs especially if you are using a phone, but the weather is so good, maybe another plein air painting or 2 ? I am tempted to go out in to the fields near me, amazing yellow oil seed in full flower, isnt it 5km from tomorrow and I think plein air painting is safer than cycling or jogging which I see loads doing here in the park

Comment by Norah Blount on May 4, 2020 at 14:26

Comment by Norah Blount on May 4, 2020 at 14:25

I was looking for photos to paint for Howth, I came across these if anyone wants to use them, taken on plein air outings

Comment by Denise Kevany on May 4, 2020 at 9:50

Hi Sean, how do you post a painting to the blog? I would like to post one for the virtual paint out in Howth. Many thanks if you or anyone else can help me on this. Denise

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