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South East Plein Air

Location: Wexford & South East Ireland.
Members: 93
Latest Activity: Mar 24

SEPA is an association of amateur and professional painters who paint together regularly outdoors in S.E. Ireland. All artists are welcome. SEPA organises Ireland's 'Art in the Open' plein air festival. SEPA membership is free. NB. As with all Paint-Outs posted on Plein Eire, these events are simply notifications of intent by one individual to be at a particular place and time to paint. Each member's participation is entirely at his/her own risk. No responsibility for harm or loss of person or property on the part of anyone else is intended or implied. 

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Comment by Louise Treacy on March 24, 2015 at 17:13
Ho hum just got my rejection for paint Annapolis '15. So SPILL, which Wexford artist got the spot in the event. Best of Luton ya
Comment by Jan Ryan on March 5, 2015 at 18:17

I am new to the group but my tuppence worth is that I do like to know in advance where the Paint-out is. And scheduling for every second Sunday works great for me. The weather does not bother me as long as I have the right gear. Must buy an umbrella. :-). Unfortunately cannot make this weekend.

Comment by Michael McGuire on March 5, 2015 at 17:00

Nothing planned, Dick. At the moment Sunday looks like it may be wet again. Saturday looks like being dry and mild. I'll go on Saturday if anyone else is interested.

Comment by Louise Treacy on March 5, 2015 at 16:20
I am away at the moment Dick, so ill miss anything up to 18th march
Comment by Dick Donaghue on March 5, 2015 at 16:17

Sooooo? Are we going to Clonegal on Sunday next to make up for the missed paint out last Sunday?

Comment by Louise Treacy on March 5, 2015 at 16:15
Yes the wind is definitely a factor near the coast Michael, although the Monday after the cancellation Jane and I went to paint at Ballytrent beach we found a couple of sheltered spots and did one piece each. Lovely day although we were cold by the time we finished it was well worth the effort. We had tried the safe first but wind was well too strong to stick it there
Comment by Michael McGuire on March 5, 2015 at 16:07

I think we more or less adopted that attitude too with SEPA and I can remember producing some good work on less than perfect days. Of the two recent cancellations, only one was a scheduled event, and there was the minor matter of the Ireland-England rugby match as well as the weather influencing the decision to cancel last Sunday's scheduled event in Clonegal. I can't remember ever cancelling any events other than these. I think John may have a point in one respect - it may well be worth changing a venue  in certain situations. For example, we could have scheduled an event for Hook Head and find ourselves facing a forecast for gale force winds - wind is more of an issue than rain in my experience. Then it might be worth considering switching it to a more sheltered location.

Comment by Norah Blount on March 5, 2015 at 13:36

Have to agree with Dee, some of the paintings I enjoyed most were done with a brolly in one hand (if David Diaz can do it - remember his beautiful demo in Wexford outside Whites hotel in the rain and he did a fabulous painting).  I remember being advised to look out for the aldi or lidl ski pants and they are great.  It is messy to commit to a date and then have to change it because of the weather, especially for the host.

Comment by deirdre shanny on March 5, 2015 at 13:10
Heres my twopence worth for whats its worth.we in the boyne valley group paint out in all weathers"weekly " regardless of hail , rain, or snow , and usually find there is usually a break in d weather at some stage that allows us to continue painting that very someone said lately on d radio, "theres no such thing as bad weather ", only "the wrong clothes" for that day.Food for thought.??We meet all year round weekly and sometime midweek during summer months .We find the commitment is now well established and something to look forward to every Saturday. Beats housework any
Comment by Michael McGuire on March 5, 2015 at 12:52

I think we've just had a bad run recently, John. This thing has been going for years and I can remember only a handful of really wet days. So I'd be reluctant to change things unless our bad run of luck continues. But let's hear what others have to say.


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