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Wexford Mural

"There is something special about the rooftops and the old buildings in Wexford that is so appealing. I passed as you were quietly painting this John so it is wonderful to see it. I love the composition, the mural is beautifully painted and it all…"
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Outhouses at Ballymore Demesne

"Thanks for your vote of confidence Penny. This was my last painting after a week of watercolour exasperation, but I found new energy as a calm summer's evening was setting in at this quiet spot in the field at the back of Ballymore house. There…"
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Wexford Mural

"Thanks Kyrle and Kevin, I did consider submitting it for the exhibition, but I wanted to submit the pig painting also and unfortunately I only had one 40 x 30 cm of the five different frame formats I brought with me!"
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Wexford Mural

"I agree with Kevin here, this a real nice composition, its intriguing and beautifully painted, The mural is especially good as I think the image wouldn't succeed as well if this was less so. Lovely watercolour and very apt for Wexford."
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penny newman commented on John McManus's photo
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Outhouses at Ballymore Demesne

"I loved this painting at the exhibition John. In fact I gave it my vote as best in show! Penny "
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Kevin Lewis commented on John McManus's photo
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Wexford Mural

"Maybe it's because I'm a Wexfordian, but this is my favourite of the three John. I was surprised you didn't exhibit this one. I suppose it's my thing really and you captured it so well. I love it. I hope you won't mind if I…"
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Dunmore East 1

"Superb Kevin. Your darker tones are adding impact. I think you should have submitted it for the exhibition."
Aug 9
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Keiko Tanabe's 1 Day Watercolour Workshop at Castlebridge Art Studio

August 6, 2019 all day
Workshop with wonderful watercolour artist Keiko Tanabe. One day only at Castlebridge Art Studio. The workshop will include outdoor and indoor work.Cost €90.Book via Spectrum Art & Framing in Wexford.Tel. 053 9122019.See More
Jul 18
John McManus commented on Kevin Lewis's photo
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YMCA Doorway, Nth. Main St. Wexford

"Lovely set of local landmarks Kevin. I've grown to prefer W&S paper over the past year, but I note how vibrant the colours appear to work for you on the Fabriano, particularly on this lovely old doorway. Pity they don't try to adapt…"
Jul 18
John McManus commented on Michael McGuire's photo
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Gunnera, Marlfield House

"Nice treatment of the plants Michael and your purple adds depth and a warm dimension to it."
Jul 10
John McManus commented on Kevin Lewis's photo
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Cahore Pier 1

"Love this one Kevin. Nice perspective from above and subtle level of detail in the water and the stone. The values hold together very well."
Jul 10
Sheila Mac Nally commented on John McManus's photo
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Swords Castle_190618

"Looked even better in the flesh! Well done John!"
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Norah Blount commented on John McManus's photo
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Swords Castle_190618

"Your 3 paintings are wonderful John but something about this one appeals - a perfect choice of colour for that location"
Jul 7
Kyrle Cahill commented on John McManus's photo
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Malahide Estuary_190618

"Another beauty. Absolutely beautiful treatment of the water and its surroundings!. "
Jul 6

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Plein Air Dublin embraces the first day of Winter at Farmleigh

 

A crisp sunny day at Farmleigh in the Phoenix Park was the attraction for eleven (well under-layered) Plein Air Dublin painters on the 1st December for the last of the 2012 paint-outs.

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Posted on December 1, 2012 at 23:01

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At 5:10 on August 23, 2018, Amanda Brett said…

hello John - thanks for your kind comment about my work. I'm answering you here because I can't find where to reply and now I've lost your message!!

Anyway, you asked about how I created the light "VINI" against the dark background? the paint was quite rich and when the shine had left the paper, I used a rigger with a tiny amount of water to push the paint aside and form the letters. used same technique with "LIQUORI" but paint was drying fast, it gave me the opportunity to paint thick dark value paint into damp and light value for some letters and light for the rest. 

cheers

Amanda

At 9:23 on April 1, 2015, Ciaran O Briain said…

thank you John, see you soon

At 21:52 on March 3, 2014, Karina Drogowska said…

Hi John, definitely we have to meet during your visit. Let me know when you are planning to go to Italy, so we try to arrange some paint-outs.

Here many art schools, definitely bring discipline into work. In most dominated Classical Painting, but not in all schools, depends which one you choose really.

Architecture of Fiesole is like that, in small town they tried to fit everything :).

At 1:26 on January 3, 2013, Rosa Olivero said…

Thanks John. Happy New Year again!

Thank you for your nice advice about fresh flower and card. They really liked it.

Warm regards.

At 16:34 on November 28, 2012, john o'flynn said…

John

 

(I've tried email you directly thru Plein Eire but doesn't seem to be operative today).

A colleague can't take up his spot at People's Art on Stephen's Green this weekend - he's offered it to me - tho I think it will be too cold - I'd like to try it.
 
I asked Tom Scott if I could delegate it to him bit he's otherwise engaged- he suggested I ask you! Could you take charge of Plein Eire to Farmleigh on Sat am? If you can't -no prob - I'll break off from Green.


Best

JOHN O FLYNN
087 2709097

At 8:27 on May 27, 2012, john o'flynn said…

Thanks John for arranging next Sat - and esp arrangement with clubjouse. I've added it to Events and PE Dublin page, as I didn't see them there.

See you Sat!

Tks - John O Flynn

At 15:06 on July 13, 2011, Michael McGuire said…
Hi there and welcome to Plein Eire, John! Are you by any chance, the same John McManus that worked in Enterprise Ireland?
At 8:37 on July 13, 2011, Karen Scannell said…
Welcome to Plein Eire John..enjoy!
 
 
 

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