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John McManus commented on Michael McGuire's photo

Towards the Farm, Slade

"Wonderful painting Michael. I really like when you include geometric shapes in your paintings and add contrast with the darks, the colours and the shapes, and the vanishing point in this is great."
Aug 25
John McManus commented on Svetlana Starikova's photo

Skerries weekend. 12.08.17.

"What a wonderful style Svetlana, it reminds me of the Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) group of artists such as Franz Marc, Wassily Kandinsky, Alexej von Jawlensky. Have a closer look at their paintings and keep developing this. It's a great…"
Aug 25
Svetlana Starikova commented on John McManus's photo

Weather Change at Hook_170804

"It is wonderful watercolour, John."
Aug 22
John McManus commented on John McManus's photo

Weather Change at Hook_170804

"Thanks Deirdre. I saw all forms of wonderful cloud formation from my position in the field that day. You could see me from behind the wall and some visitors to the top of lighthouse came by afterwards to see what I was at!"
Aug 21
deirdre moriarty commented on John McManus's photo
Aug 19
deirdre moriarty commented on John McManus's photo
Aug 19
John McManus commented on John McManus's photo

Sunny South-east_170801

"Thanks Nora and Kevin. I wish I could do them quicker, but I guess if you want to show the interesting detail it takes a lot of care and time. I must take a good photo of the other AITO pictures and put them up."
Aug 14
Norah Blount commented on John McManus's photo

Sunny South-east_170801

"It takes hard work, time and devotion John to get to your stage of wc painting , you have 2 really wonderful paintings from Wexford and I love your use of different blues and greens in both and especially in the roof tops in Enniscorthy"
Aug 12
Kevin Lewis commented on John McManus's photo

Sunny South-east_170801

"Really like this one John. It is full of life and colour and you really captured the heat of the beautiful day it was. Love those strong shadows."
Aug 11
Kevin Lewis commented on John McManus's photo

War and Peace_170802

"Very nice rendering John of a busy subject. Very good title."
Aug 11
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Aug 11
John McManus posted a photo

National Stud_170709

Watercolour 45 x 30cm. Classic winners enjoying retirement at the National Stud.
Jul 16
John McManus is attending Sally Downey's event

Boyne Valley Paint Out, Garristown, Co.Dublin at Top Garage and supermarket (Goughs)

July 15, 2017 from 11am to 3:30pm
We meet in the village at 11 at Goughs Top Garage and Supermarket and Deli for coffee Saturday 15th July.Garristown is a quaint, quiet village on borders of Co.Meath and Co.Dublin.  There are panoramic views of the countryside and interesting village scenes to paint - even a rusty shed on outskirts of village!  and of course a churchyard with old Yew trees.…See More
Jul 15
John McManus commented on Sonja Brussen's photo

Stairway to heaven

"Wonderful light Sonja and the letter-box format is ideal for this type of landscape."
Jul 6
John McManus is attending Karen Scannell's event

Irish National Stud at Irish National Stud and gardens

July 9, 2017 from 11am to 6pm
On the very sad occasion of Terrence Gillespies funeral last Wednesday, the suggestion was made by Michael Keogh, that we have a paintout in The Irish National Stud, in remembrance of Terry. Michael has been kind enough to make the arrangements.We suggest meeting  in the Irish National Stud Cafe from 11amam.  Exit M7 on Junction 13.  Hope you can make it there !   See More
Jul 6

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Boyne Valley Christmas Lunch 2016

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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 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…



(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.


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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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