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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 might attend Sally Downey's event

Boyne Valley Paintout Annagassan at Annagassan, Co.Louth

July 11, 2020 from 11am to 3pm
 Hi All, this week we are painting in Annagassan, Co.Louth.. Annagassan is situated on the southern edge of Dundalk Bay, overlooked by the Cooley and Mourne Mountains.  There is a little pier, an old mill and a stone bridge over the River Glyde where it enters the sea.  We meet as usual at 11 a.m. at Glyde Inn for coffee…See More
Norah Blount commented on Sally Downey's event 'Boyne Valley paintout Listoke Gardens'
"Thank you Sally for a wonderful day today, it was good to be out painting again, or trying to , thank you"
Jul 4
Norah Blount is attending Sally Downey's event

Boyne Valley paintout Listoke Gardens at Garden Shop, Listoke Gardens

July 4, 2020 from 11am to 3pm
Hello again to Boyne Valley painters. Please God we have all survived the Covid crisis and are feeling the need to get out and paint.Listoke Gardens is open this Saturday – by arrangement only. I have booked us in for 11 am Saturday 4th July. We have the use of the gardens and yard as usual and Juliette will arrange the garden shop for us with tables and comfy chairs and…See More
Jul 2
Norah Blount commented on Kevin Lewis's blog post 'Soldiers' after John Singer Sargent
"Great idea Sally and Kevin, I love his watercolours as they seem more lively than his oils, I think he got jaded doing so many portraits, no problem to you Kevin to try his methods"
Jun 15
Norah Blount commented on Cathal O'Briain's blog post No Title
"These are all great but I love this one Cathal, you are keeping busy painting. I remember coming across a book by Alywn Cranshaw a few years ago and on the bit about perspective he said not to turn the page but to keep reading, of course I skipped…"
Jun 9
Norah Blount commented on Sally Downey's blog post No Title
"It turned out brilliantly Sally, he is a great artist  to be inpspired by"
Jun 9
Norah Blount commented on Kyrle Cahill's blog post Madonna del Monte Venice Lagoon
"Kyrle what a beauty, I could look at it all day, really wonderful expressive use of watercolours and love the blues and gentle violets in the skies"
Jun 6
Norah Blount commented on Kyrle Cahill's blog post Square at Torcello Venice at rear of Basilica
"I would know this was yours Kyrle, isnt that great that you have developed a style that is your signature. That cool green door enhances the rest of the natural colours, beautiful. I havent tried any yet, Ive been painting portraits following sky…"
May 28
Norah Blount commented on Noel Hayes's blog post My Plein Air in Venice a few years ago
"Wondeful treatment of that water Noel, what a joy that must have been"
May 28
Norah Blount commented on Tony Robinson's photo

The Old Thatch

"So beautiful, my favourite of this bunch Tony"
May 28
Norah Blount commented on Kevin Lewis's photo

Gatelodge at Johnstown

"Sunshine and shadows, lovely Kevin"
May 28
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Venice Virtual paint out at Venice on line

May 21, 2020 to June 20, 2020
As some of us are still not able to get out for some plein air, due to crowded parks, busy streets etc, it was suggested that we try another virtual paint out. This time it is Venice. There are lots of images on-line and I am sure google maps can be used. If anyone joins in it is best to post your painting in a blog. The blogs are the last box to the right of the screen, next to notes and tips. For some reason I dont see this on my phone so I find it easier to use a pc for blogs.See More
May 27
Norah Blount commented on Noel Hayes's photo

Canal at Confey

"Well done Noel getting out and painting from life - you cant beat it really. I went walking along there when it was cold and windy a few days ago and it was lovely and quiet. I love those boats, we rented one in Leitrim once but thats a long story,…"
May 25
Sally Downey commented on Norah Blount's event 'Venice Virtual paint out'
"Hi folks. Sorry i missed you for the coffee.  Let me know where U are next time and ill join you.  I was pooching around the dark alleyways and back streets that day hoping to fine some of  Sargent’s painting spots.…"
May 23
Norah Blount commented on Norah Blount's event 'Venice Virtual paint out'
"Sean that happened to my sister the first time we went to Barcelona, they cut her handbag off at the strap. It was terrifying but since then I have learned to have inside pockets, no worries about fashion Im afraid but safe. We loved that holiday,…"
May 23
Sean Quinn commented on Norah Blount's event 'Venice Virtual paint out'
"That Travel Dept,   Lake Garda package,  trip to Venice, that Norah mentions, setting off at 6.30 in the morning,  was also my experience of the city.  In Venice I had my main wallet and passport stowed in a very private and…"
May 23

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painting from the car home made easel

I found this while thinking about ordering a new plein air set up for watercolour outdoors or in the car, looks handy

Posted on May 16, 2020 at 13:55 — 3 Comments

Covid 19 Howth virtual paint-out

This is one I found in my pile of un-finished paintings from Dublin Plein Air festival, I have tried to touch up some of it but I took no photos so I will wait till I can return out there some day to catch some of the deep colours I remember on the rocks in front of me. I remember the tide was coming in fast and I had to move Looking forward to trying a few from photos later today, take care all…

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Posted on May 2, 2020 at 12:20 — 9 Comments

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

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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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