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Norah Blount
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  • Leixlip, Co.Kildare
  • Ireland

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watercolour magazine
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I promised to send the details for this new magazine to a few people I met on paint-outs so here it is - it comes out every two months and Issue 4 is out this week or you can subscribe on-line if…Read on...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patrick Brennan Sep 10, 2011.

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Are dates and locations for all paint-outs listed here under "plein Air Events" ? I thought I saw the Dublin group meeting today but couldnt find it when I looked last night and the same for the…Read on...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norah Blount Sep 19, 2011.


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Norah Blount commented on Cathal O'Briain's photo


"This is my favourite, spontaneous,full of the beauty of wc"
15 hours ago
Norah Blount commented on Kevin Lewis's blog post Covid-19 Studio Works 2
"Inspiring Kevin, we will all have to follow your lead.  I have a bunch of sketches out and ready to try studio version"
15 hours ago
Norah Blount commented on Kevin Lewis's blog post Covid-19 Studio Works
"Yes Kevin, its always best to keep busy. I've taken the oils out of storage ,its like learning all over again but I'll persevere. We have been mostly indoors since13th March so we are used to it by now. Great to see your studio work and I…"
Norah Blount commented on Sally Downey's photo

The Lock during Covid19

"Beautiful design Sally, is it canal near the Boyne ,looks like a great place for lots of compositions"
Mar 29
An event by Norah Blount was featured

Our back yards at Everywhere

March 19, 2020 to April 30, 2020
As we are all confined now to our local areas, I thought I would go out and try a few local scenes, or maybe make the most of the back garden and try to get out and sketch or paint - it could be a few weeks before we can meet up safely again. It would be nice to see something from each others homes and areas. Maybe posting them here might give us the incentive as I know a lot of us are not following any daily challenges etc on Social Media, take careSee More
Mar 24
Norah Blount commented on Sally Downey's photo


"That cheered me up Sally, delicious reds and greens"
Mar 23
Norah Blount commented on Kyrle Cahill's photo


"Love these Kyrle, you say so much with those expressive marks. I was feeling a bit dispondant in the last few days but I am inpsired to get out today in the car and have another go"
Mar 23
Robert Ardill commented on Norah Blount's event 'Our back yards'
"That's lovely Noel ... where is it? Here is something that might keep you occupied for a while: Richard Robinson is an excellent Australian painter (mostly plein-air)…"
Mar 21
Norah Blount commented on Noel Hayes's photo

Rye River, Leiixlip

"The shadows are really bring this to life and giving it a sense of the bright day it was yesterday, beautiful Noel, we used to live just a few mins from there"
Mar 21
Norah Blount commented on Norah Blount's event 'Our back yards'
"Yes Sean, whatever inspires us whatever the source and as usual your colour sings out I have always love that walk Noel and you paid tribute to it, keep safe and well"
Mar 21
Noel Hayes commented on Norah Blount's event 'Our back yards'
Mar 21
Sean Quinn commented on Norah Blount's event 'Our back yards'
"And when it's a matter of life, death and serious illness, as well as responsible behaviour,  I think in the circumstances we would be excused using the internet for inspiration, where there are millions of images available.  This is…"
Mar 21
Norah Blount commented on Norah Blount's event 'Our back yards'
"I had a google search and found this artist painting from her car"
Mar 21
Norah Blount commented on Kyrle Cahill's photo


"Kyrle, these are all beautiful, I think this is my favourite, your way of making such a variety of marks is inspiring. I hope everyone stays in their cars or homes, its hard to keep people away when they see an easel set up, take care, Norah"
Mar 21
Kyrle Cahill commented on Norah Blount's photo

March 20th 2020

"well this is beautiful Norah, Dreamlike!. This is great, what a burst of creativity you have started!!"
Mar 20
Robert Ardill commented on Norah Blount's event 'Our back yards'
"Thanks Norah ... actually I painted this for Day 2 of the 14-day challenge. Today's challenge was Time. So I killed two birds with one stone :) I might try this again at home ...…"
Mar 20

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Visit to Sorolla exhibition National Gallery

A wonderful exhibition, worth a few return visits. I didnt get a group photograph but I think Kyrle did - you can add it on here if you like Kyrle. A few of us tried sketching in Merrion Sq afterwards and Kevin went to great extremes to find a few roofs to paint in the city centre…

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Posted on August 18, 2019 at 7:02 — 3 Comments

Sonairte paint with Boyne Valley

Thank you Sally for a lovely paint out today, it is a great location. I missed you in the courtyard when I had my camera but is that you reflected in the teapot ?…

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Posted on July 13, 2019 at 15:30 — 1 Comment

Boyne Valley at Tara

Sally, thank you for organising today, it was a wonderful location. Such atmoshphere and lovely food. A few photos taken while I was walking around the perimeters. I got Kyrle and yourself, dont know where the rest were - probably sensible sheltered behind a tree or two…

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Posted on February 16, 2019 at 19:09 — 1 Comment

Listoke, July 2018

A few photos from yesterday's paint out at Listoke.  Can you spot the watcher in the dark where I was sketching - is it a mink ? If you want to add photos of your own  just click on the photo logo and add your photo…

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Posted on July 22, 2018 at 7:44

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At 8:59 on March 20, 2020, Julian Reynolds said…

I was only out a couple of times with the group, at Sandycove and Cabinteely a couple of years ago, but hope to do more.

At 22:29 on September 23, 2019, Kyrle Cahill said…

Hi Norah. speaking of Second Sleep, I heard an interesting interview between Tubridy and Robert Harris the author who has just written a novel called just that. it has an interesting twist, its out on kindle and I just got it this minute. Its dystopian and I'm saying no more.

At 0:26 on September 24, 2018, Frank mc auliffe said…

Hello. Thanks for your invitation. I do not have alerts set sobsorry for not reacting when you r request came in. Thanks again

At 20:26 on June 27, 2018, Kyrle Cahill said…

Hi Norah

you never disturbed me at all it was a pleasure to chat. I had the best time there, I have not enjoyed painting as much in a long long long time, I will definitely do more as soon as there is a paint out, I'll make sure I'm on it.


At 20:05 on June 27, 2018, Susan Crossan said…

Up and running Norah! Watch this space... 

At 7:25 on February 26, 2018, Margaret Costello said…

Thanks so much Norah. That book looks great, and I've sent for a copy via Amazon. It was really nice to meet you on Saturday.I'm looking forward to another Plein Eire day, but just a bit less cold!

At 13:16 on February 21, 2018, Noel Hayes said…

Unfortunately can't make weekdays yet. Looking forward to the day I can. It's coming up, not soon enough. Any weekends?

At 12:47 on February 21, 2018, Noel Hayes said…

Hi Norah, good to hear form you, nice to see someone local. Look forward to attending some Paint Outs. Just signed up, intended to do this for such a long time.

At 14:20 on September 16, 2017, Paul D'Arcy said…

Pleasure Norah, glad you enjoyed it.

At 20:44 on August 27, 2016, Mary Toland Comiskey said…
Hi Nora, my name might be familiar to you because my brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law live in Leixslip. Patsy & Elma(yoga teacher) have moved now but we used to visit them in Leixslip.

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