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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, ( 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.


Michael McGuire

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Kyrle Cahill commented on Michael McGuire's photo

Winter Morning, Screen

"gorgeous moody painting, Great! Michael"
Aug 20
Michael McGuire commented on Sheila Mac Nally's event 'Kilmore Quay'
"I'm definitely going Sheila, but will probably be painting somewhere down the quay by 11-00 am. All packed and ready to go!"
Aug 12
Michael McGuire is attending Sheila Mac Nally's event

Kilmore Quay at Lick’d Ice Cream Parlour at the harbour

August 12, 2018 from 11am to 5pm
Boats, beach, bay etc, weather looks set to be good. The ice cream shop opens at 11 and sells coffee & tea as wellSee More
Aug 12
Michael McGuire commented on John Moriarty's event 'Venice Plein Air'
"Helen and I are really looking forward to it, John. Been there before a couple of times on short visits (without painting gear), so this will be my first time to paint there. Also, looks like there are several reasonably priced accommodation options…"
Jul 15
Michael McGuire is attending John Moriarty's event

Venice Plein Air at Venice

October 1, 2018 to October 10, 2018
Hi All,Deirdre and I are looking to organise a smallish group to go painting in Venice. We were there last October 5th - 15th, and found the weather perfect for the job - not too warm, not too cool. And we had zero rain, and zero odours, that was a bonus.We would like to hear from anyone interested in going around those dates.  As we are now doing Airbnb in Wexford, I checked using their website, and there are a number of one bedroom apartments for around E80, and a number of two bedroom ones…See More
Jul 14
Michael McGuire commented on Sheila Mac Nally's event 'Killinick paint out'
"Sorry. Can't make it today as I will be "making an exhibition of myself" outside the Gallery in Rosslare Strand."
Jul 1
Michael McGuire might attend Sheila Mac Nally's event

Duncannon beach at Wild Rose cafe in Fortcanon hotel

June 17, 2018 all day
 Duncannon is an AITO location this year, the forecast currently looks showery in the morning but clear in the afternoon. Meet in The Wid Rose cafe in Fortcanon hotel for coffee at 11, 2 mins from the beachSee More
Jun 15
Michael McGuire is attending Sheila Mac Nally's event

Artramon house open day at Castlebridge

June 3, 2018 all day
Artramon house in castlebridge is one of the AITO locations and is having an open day 2-5 this Sunday. There may be an entrance fee. My plan is to paint in Edenvale from 11 and then head to Artramon at 2See More
Jun 2
Michael McGuire might attend Sheila Mac Nally's event

Paint out Rosslare harbour/safe at Rosslare harbour

May 27, 2018 all day
I'm told there's a shop that sells coffee, meet there at 11See More
May 27
Michael McGuire commented on Dick Donaghue's event 'PAINT OUT BALLYCROSS APPLE FARM'
"The last time I was there, Karen, there was an entrance fee. Just checked now - it's €4-00 per adult. Not sure I can make it tomorrow anyway."
May 12
Michael McGuire is attending Sheila Mac Nally's event

Tintern Abbey Paintout at Meet in the café at 11am or scattered about as usual

May 6, 2018 all day
Abbey, woods, river, cafe, farmland, walled gardens.See More
May 5
Michael McGuire commented on Plein Eire Administrator's event 'The Surf Shack, Curracloe.'
"Sorry, other plans have been made for me today!"
Apr 29
Michael McGuire is attending John Moriarty's event

Wexford plein air paint out at Wexford area

April 22, 2018 all day
Anyone up for it today?Dying to shake off the winter!Anywhere that's sunny at present.Decide within an hour!See More
Apr 22
Michael McGuire is attending Dick Donaghue's event

TINTERN ABBEY WEXFORD PAINT OUT at The Coffee Shop in the Abbey

September 17, 2017 from 11am to 4pm
Abbey. Bridge. River. Walled Garden. Scenic. Ruined Cottage. Lots the paint. A great venue.See More
Sep 17, 2017
Michael McGuire commented on Michael McGuire's photo
Sep 7, 2017
Bettina Norton commented on Michael McGuire's photo

Straw Bales Near Baginbun Head

"Lovely capture of light here"
Sep 7, 2017

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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.

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. 



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.



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've reached 100 postings on the Plein Eire Site!!!!!!!!!!!

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


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