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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 Sally Downey's event 'Boyne Valley trip to Hunt Museum 19th July,2017'
"Have fun Sally, I can't make it this time but hope to get down at some stage"
Tuesday
Norah Blount commented on Pat Holton's photo
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Japenese Gardens Kildare

"Love that bridge Pat"
Jul 11
Norah Blount commented on Sally Downey's photo
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Better Check Those Foundations

"Love that colour work around the door Sally"
Jul 11
Norah Blount commented on Valerie Syms Martin's photo
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Japanese Gardens. 9th July 2017

"Lovely painTerry feel Valerie"
Jul 11
Norah Blount commented on Deirdre Walsh's photo
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Silence

"Beautiful Deirdre"
Jul 11
Norah Blount commented on Sally Downey's photo
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Most popular shed in the Naul

"I love your palette Sally, the gentle violets on the path against that lovely gentle green and of course the lovely cow parsley all tying together to make the barn stand out - wonderful paitning. I went out sketching cow parsley yesterday and then…"
Jul 4
Norah Blount commented on Karen Scannell's event 'Irish National Stud'
"I would also have loved to go Karen but thought it was on sat. I am helping out at a fundraiser on sunday next so cant make it.  The day he painted that one of Saint Fiacre was a lovely day - he went off quietly and found that lovely spot by…"
Jul 3
Norah Blount commented on barbara craig's photo
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IMG_5101 (Edited)

"Love your sketches"
Jun 30
Norah Blount 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
Jun 30
John McManus is attending Norah Blount's event
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Naul Paint-out at Naul, Co Dublin at Seamus Ennis Centre

July 1, 2017 from 11am to 4pm
Meeting this saturday in the Seamus Ennis Centre, Naul.  This was one of the locations for last week's Dublin Painting festival and inspired lots of wonderful paintings.We meet at 11am in the Coffee shopDedicated to the memory of Irish musician, folklore and music collector, Séamus Ennis, The Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre plays host to some of today's foremost musicians, songwriters and artists.  The centre also offers a lovely rustic style cafe and makes the perfect stop off for walkers,…See More
Jun 29
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Naul Paint-out at Naul, Co Dublin at Seamus Ennis Centre

July 1, 2017 from 11am to 4pm
Meeting this saturday in the Seamus Ennis Centre, Naul.  This was one of the locations for last week's Dublin Painting festival and inspired lots of wonderful paintings.We meet at 11am in the Coffee shopDedicated to the memory of Irish musician, folklore and music collector, Séamus Ennis, The Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre plays host to some of today's foremost musicians, songwriters and artists.  The centre also offers a lovely rustic style cafe and makes the perfect stop off for walkers,…See More
Jun 29
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Naul Paint-out at Naul, Co Dublin at Seamus Ennis Centre

July 1, 2017 from 11am to 4pm
Meeting this saturday in the Seamus Ennis Centre, Naul.  This was one of the locations for last week's Dublin Painting festival and inspired lots of wonderful paintings.We meet at 11am in the Coffee shopDedicated to the memory of Irish musician, folklore and music collector, Séamus Ennis, The Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre plays host to some of today's foremost musicians, songwriters and artists.  The centre also offers a lovely rustic style cafe and makes the perfect stop off for walkers,…See More
Jun 27
Norah Blount commented on Valerie Syms Martin's photo
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Howth. 25th June 2017.

"Joyful painting Valerie and good to catch up last week"
Jun 27
Norah Blount commented on John McManus's photo
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Farmyard at Rush_170624

"A perfect painting of that wonderful farm and a well deserved prize John.  You produced wonderful paintings this week  - here you are painting this scene I think as I was hiding away in the yard but spotted you when I went out to pick up a…"
Jun 27
Norah Blount posted an event
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Naul Paint-out at Naul, Co Dublin at Seamus Ennis Centre

July 1, 2017 from 11am to 4pm
Meeting this saturday in the Seamus Ennis Centre, Naul.  This was one of the locations for last week's Dublin Painting festival and inspired lots of wonderful paintings.We meet at 11am in the Coffee shopDedicated to the memory of Irish musician, folklore and music collector, Séamus Ennis, The Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre plays host to some of today's foremost musicians, songwriters and artists.  The centre also offers a lovely rustic style cafe and makes the perfect stop off for walkers,…See More
Jun 27
Norah Blount commented on Paul D'Arcy's group Dublin Plein Air Painting Festival
"Thank you Paul and your family and volunteers and I echo Sally and John's sentiments.  I also loved seeing each day's paintings each day and also felt under no pressure - a lovely week and lots learned too."
Jun 27

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Listoke April '17

Sally, just thought I would add a few photos  from a wonderful location sat last, and it was great to get the tour of the animals as well as such a wonderful choice of subjects to paint.

Sean and Michael

The alarm call for tea break…

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Posted on April 25, 2017 at 13:09 — 2 Comments

Phoenix Park Apr 1st

Beautiful spring flowers and a few heavy April showers too but great to be in such a beautiful setting.  Thank you  Sally, Catriona, Irene, Valerie, Paula, Svetlana, Sean, Michael and Frank for a great days painting

April 1st day, 2017 Phoenix Park, Dublin…

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Posted on April 1, 2017 at 19:34 — 3 Comments

Listoke Paint out with PEBV

Thank you Sally for introducing us in the past to this wonderful place and for our return paint out today, I don't think I have ever seen such beautiful chicks all in one place before and those reflections in the puddles were beautiful.  The sun came out and what a lovely atmosphere there was after the rain, the colours were magical…

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Posted on October 15, 2016 at 18:58 — 3 Comments

Balbriggan Paint out

Thank you Caroline for organising a great location today.  Normally I shy away from harbours but I have never seen such a lovely array of boats and think that it is worth the agony of learning to draw boats and get out of our comfort zone - the light bouncing around them was glorious and how easy Sean makes painting them look with his beautiful paintings.

Michael painting boats, he has eyes in the back of his head :)…

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Posted on August 27, 2016 at 19:01

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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.
At 10:37 on August 27, 2016, Kevin Lewis said…

Hi Nora I see you might attend Woodville House paint out tomorrow.  It is nowhere near Wells House. As you arrive in New Ross from the Kilkenny side i.e. over the bridge, go straight ahead into the main street, turn left at the 98 monument and keep on that road. There will be a junction to your right about a mile??  down that road and a pub called the Ferry Inn. The entrance to Woodville is just beyond that on your right. Hope to see you.

If you coming from Wexford side turn right at the roundabout and follow the road straight til it joins the above road at the Ferry Inn.

At 8:06 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 0:27 on August 26, 2014, Rita Lett said…

Hi Norah

Glad you found our little chat helpful.

It was such a lovely day at the Art In the Open in Graig. it was nice to have time to chat with you and other artist, especially as i was not painting.  My shoulder is improving every day, thank you for asking.  Take care of yourself and have fun painting.

At 21:28 on June 7, 2014, Gerri McCaffery said…
Hi Norah, it was lovely to meet you too. I might get down to Wexford for one of the days. Happy painting!
At 7:50 on April 2, 2014, Roisin Smyth said…
Thanks Norah I was grand.
At 17:32 on October 15, 2013, Bernadette McCarthy said…

Hi Nora,

Many thanks for organising a great day in Maynooth.  I really enjoyed it and look forward to many more.  I would love a mid week paint-out.  My email is bmcc35@yahoo.ie.  See you soon.

Bernadette

At 17:14 on September 9, 2013, Bea Jordan said…
Hi Norah
What a thrill you are my first Plein Air friend... Thank you. I couldnt find anyone so I went to Powerscourt on a quest to find people with easels...but no .. its my own fault. I miscalculated my journey time from Naas.
If there is an event North Wex or any area within an hour from Naas I would be so grateful if you let me know.
Am doing a portrait at the moment and having such a prob getting the brush to the canvas. Scared...
Did you ever have that prob
Bea
At 7:55 on August 11, 2013, Sally Downey said…

Norah thanks for organising another great day and for booking that nice quiet table for 'afters'.

At 8:19 on August 8, 2013, Jean English said…

Thanks hon... not sure when I'll get my life back, but looking forward to the day!

 
 
 

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