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Tonalism vs Colourism
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This topic gives rise to frequent heated arguments on line regarding which approach is "correct" or best for representational painting. I replied to a question on Wetcanvas (…Read on...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael McGuire Aug 15, 2012.

William Wray
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I just thought I'd share a couple of links to artist Bill Wray's website and blog. Bill used to do a lot of plein air work, putting life and limb in danger in some seriously dangerous parts of Los…Read on...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael McGuire Jul 15, 2010.

Henry Hensche - A Modern Impressionist Master?
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I did a couple of workshops a few years back with Californian artist, Susan Sarback, (www.lightandcolor.com). Susan studied for many years with…Read on...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael McGuire Jul 3, 2010.

Photographing Paintings
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I know that many of us have difficulty photographing our paintings. Since most of us prefer to spend our time painting rather than learning about photography, it would be great if we all shared our…Read on...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Plein Eire Administrator Mar 19, 2014.

 

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The Way Home, Raven's Wood

"Thanks Meg. Often, it's the last one of the day that's best."
Jul 30
meg leahy commented on Michael McGuire's photo
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The Way Home, Raven's Wood

"Lighting fills this with mystery and intrigue..."
Jul 29
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The Way Home, Raven's Wood

I painted this little one a few weeks ago in Ravens Wood. It was my third of the day. I was thinking of going home after two, but this backlight stopped me in my tracks. I just had to paint it!It's oil on 10" x 12" MDF Board
Jul 28
Michael McGuire might attend Dick Donaghue's event
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BLACKWATER and BALLYCONNIGAR STRAND at Black water and Ballyconnigar Strand

July 23, 2017 from 11am to 4pm
There is a choice of Blackwater village and Ballyconnigar Strand. There is s mill race? in the centre of the village and maybe some interesting buildings. The Strand has cliffs, sea, and rocks and a house ready to tip into the sea? Coffee maybe available at the arcade or chipper in the village. But best to bring your own just in case.See More
Jul 22
barbara craig commented on Michael McGuire's photo
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Early Morning, Ballyhack

"Good tip, I might now consider boats as subject matter!"
Jul 6
Michael McGuire is attending Karen Scannell's event
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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 5
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Early Morning, Ballyhack

"Thanks Meg. When you start thinking about interesting shapes as part of composition, the more random the better. That's why I love to see boats drop into all sort of angles at low tide."
Jul 5
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Early Morning, Ballyhack

"Lovely painting.... so much for the eyes to feast on.. as you say, so interesting when they're resting on the sand- had never thought about that before ..!"
Jul 5
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"Colclough Rhubarb", Tintern Abbey

"Thanks Sally. It was a case of just focusing on the foreground plant (that's where all the detail is) and then winging the rest to some extent. As far as I can remember I spent over and hour doing that part of the painting. The garden manager…"
Jul 4
Michael McGuire commented on Ed Cahill's photo
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Summer View

"Beautiful work, Ed."
Jul 4
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Fat boat

"Turned out good, Sheila. No one would have noticed the proportion issue if you hadn't pointed it out."
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Windy Afternoon, Hook Head

"Nice work Micheal—as usual."
Jul 3
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"Colclough Rhubarb", Tintern Abbey

"Lovely Michael. I can see why you were drawn to the sun shining through the leaves (very difficult to draw - for me anyway) and their dramatic red legs."
Jul 3

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SEPA Paint-Out Inistioge 26 October 2014

We were fairly lucky with the weather, just a little mist/drizzle - it was a much wetter day in Wexford. Photos courtesy of Geraldine Donahue. Thanks Geraldine.

http://pix.ie/mmcguire/album/499036

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 5:08

Making an Exhibition of Myself!

I have an exhibition running at the moment in the Cedars Hotel, Rosslare Strand (continues until 29th September), and to draw attention to it, I've decided to paint occasionally in the hotel lobby. I did my first session last Wednesday afternoon and got this far after about three hours or so (the painting is 20" x 24" oil on canvas - I'm using a small plein air study as a reference - the scene is near the Blasket Interpretive Centre in West Kerry):-…

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Posted on August 28, 2012 at 15:26 — 16 Comments

Another Studio Painting from Plein Air Reference

I just completed this studio painting, based on a plein air I did in 2010. One of my favourite places to paint, this spot is on the coast road between Fethard and Hook Head.

 

Autumn Afternoon, Carnivan Bay

(24" x 30" Oil on Canvas)

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Posted on December 5, 2011 at 15:27

Some Studio Work from Plein Air Reference

I started to so some larger studio paintings from plein air reference material a few weeks ago. I've been concentrating on not just copying plein airs on a larger scale (nigh impossible anyway), but rather embellishing them by doing things like adding figures, playing around with texture, and using varying brushstrokes. These are my most recent three:-

 

Summer Morning, Coumeenoole (West Kerry)

(24" x 18" Oil on Canvas)

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Posted on November 25, 2011 at 9:46 — 12 Comments

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At 8:08 on June 25, 2016, Dick Donaghue said…

Ballymore Historic Features PAINT OUT is Sunday

June 26, 2016 from 12pm to 5pm – BallymoreComing from South. There is a sign on the left just as you approach Camolin. Turn Right here and up the road right again. Follow the (unofficial) signs in the hedges. Old house, Barns, Views over theetc.

At 19:38 on June 3, 2015, David Goldberg said…

Hi Michael.

, Hope you are back on sensible rations of flesh fowl and fish. 

We are down in Reedstown this w/e and will paint around there on Sunday if you are about. Let us know. 

Best

David

At 10:44 on August 19, 2014, Jan Ryan said…

Thanks Micheal

At 16:04 on May 31, 2012, Paul Cullen said…

  Hi Michael  I had a great day at the Wild Fowl Santuary. Thanks for making me so welcome. Hope the sunny south east supplies us with some more good sunny days.

At 20:55 on February 24, 2012, Carol Robb said…

Hi Michael... It wasn't me who mentioned it, but Tullow does have a riverside walk. If it helps, I can go and do a recce re access and parking as I don't live far from there. Unfortunately I won't be able to join you all for this Sunday, or next, as my one and only nephew is coming over to visit us, so fingers crossed for the one after.

 

At 16:00 on February 24, 2012, Carol Robb said…

Hi Michael,

Many thanks for making me so welcome. I thoroughly enjoyed our paint out at Johnstown Castle but was unfortunately unable to go to Curracloe due to a tummy bug. I'm looking forward to meeting you all again at the next paint out.

At 15:43 on July 13, 2011, John McManus said…

Hi Michale,

Yes Michael, it's the same me! Left EI since the end of 2009 though and self-employed now. Looking forward to participating in the paint-outs at the end of the month and catching up with you again.

Best,

John

At 9:43 on May 7, 2011, Margaret Kent said…
Lovely work Michael!
You have really raised the bar for Dingle 9!
At 13:11 on May 2, 2011, Breda Stacey said…

Michael, your painting from St. Mullins is strong and wonderful.   I really love it.  You caught the intensity of the place.

 

At 10:10 on April 21, 2011, Karen Scannell said…

CONGRATULATIONS MR. McGUIRE ...you've reached 100 postings on the Plein Eire Site!!!!!!!!!!!

Should you get a prize or something??? ;)

 
 
 

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