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Kyrle Cahill commented on John McManus's photo
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Liffey Descent_190915

"John that's a great one, You are able to make the medium do anything you want, from the majesty of the Cooleys to the movement and action of the Liffey rapids, all are grist to your mill."
Sep 17
Norah Blount commented on John McManus's photo
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"Wonderful John, it is a wonderful mix of the colours of the day. We were at the weir in st Catherine's park. Paddy has about 20 odd medals from doing the Liffey Descent "
Sep 17
Kevin Lewis commented on John McManus's photo
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Liffey Descent_190915

"Very nice John. Shades of James Fletcher Watson in your foliage."
Sep 17
John McManus commented on Sally Downey's photo
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In the Walled Garden :Phoenix Park

"A very accomplished composition Sally. Keeping Ashtown Castle at the edge of the painting really sets it off."
Sep 17
John McManus commented on John McManus's photo
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Towards Slieve Gullion from Annagassan

"Thank you all. It's a lovely peaceful part of the world at this place and it lets the brushes do the work."
Sep 17
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Liffey Descent_190915

Watercolour 30 x 40 cm. Painted at the sixtieth annual Liffey Descent on 15th September 2019.
Sep 17
Kevin Lewis commented on John McManus's photo
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Towards Slieve Gullion from Annagassan

"Only seeing this now John. Very very nice. Love your sky, as always and you've created a great sense of distance here. Really lovely"
Sep 12
Noel Hayes commented on John McManus's photo
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Towards Slieve Gullion from Annagassan

"I also love the sky and the effect of distance portrayed."
Sep 11
Kyrle Cahill commented on John McManus's photo
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Towards Slieve Gullion from Annagassan

"This has a wonderful crisp look to it John and yes that water is masterful!."
Sep 10
Norah Blount commented on John McManus's photo
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Towards Slieve Gullion from Annagassan

"I love that water John, seems you have overcome your paper problem"
Sep 9
Sally Downey commented on John McManus's photo
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Towards Slieve Gullion from Annagassan

"Lovely  John.  Love the granulating effects in the trees and mountains - hope I'm using the correct term."
Sep 9
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Towards Slieve Gullion from Annagassan

Watercolour 30 x 40 cm. Painted at Annagassan overlooking the Cooley Peninsula and Mourne Mountains with PEBV on 07.09.2019.
Sep 8
John McManus commented on Kyrle Cahill's photo
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Castletown Stream 1

"Lovely minimalist approach Kyrle."
Sep 2
Norah Blount commented on John McManus's photo
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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…"
Aug 13
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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…"
Aug 13
John McManus commented on John McManus's photo
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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!"
Aug 13

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Boyne Valley Christmas Lunch 2016

Posted on December 11, 2016 at 21:05 — 2 Comments

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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