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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 Michael Molloy's event 'Paint-out at Castletown House estate'
"Forecast is terrible for the morning Michael so will see if it clears up later"
15 hours ago
Norah Blount might attend Michael Molloy's event

Michael Molloy at Courtyard cafe

May 27, 2017 from 11am to 3pm
Paint-out at Castletown House estate, Saturday 27th May. Take J6 exit from M4 and follow directions to Castletown House. Beautiful parklands, pond replete with wildlife, river and meadows.See More
Norah Blount commented on Sean Quinn's event 'BALBRIGGAN PAINT-OUT'
".... especially one who dares to venture in to the landscape to paint"
May 18
Norah Blount might attend Sean Quinn's event


May 20, 2017 from 11am to 3pm
This Saturday May 20, beautiful Balbriggan and Harbour. With tidal waters and colourful fishing boats  We meet  in the Bracken Court Hotel at 11 and 3See More
May 18
Norah Blount might attend Frances Verschoyle's event

Howth Harbour at Howth Harbour

July 15, 2017 all day
A plein air for artists living on the northside of DublinSee More
May 18
Norah Blount commented on john o'flynn's group Plein Eire Dublin
"Thanks James but didn't see the comment until 12. I have posted events regularly in the general area but not under any group. Places to park around Dublin can be difficult but if anyone has ideas I can host as I know people find posting an…"
May 13
Norah Blount commented on Sean Quinn's photo

Oriel Harbour

"A piece made of gold Sean, wonderful skillful painting extracting the most from what you see and making it your own"
May 7
Norah Blount commented on Sally Downey's event 'Boyne Valley Paint-out Seapoint, Termonfeckin'
"Thank you for today Sally, it was a challenging beach but lovely to sit in the sunshine"
May 6
John McManus commented on Norah Blount's photo

The hen, dove and duck house at Listoke

"Like it very much Norah. You've kept the colours in nice harmony."
May 5
Norah Blount commented on Sally Downey's event 'Boyne Valley Paint-out Seapoint, Termonfeckin'
"...........and a bag of stones for the easels Sally as I was out in Donabate on tuesday and had to give up as I got blown away"
May 4
Norah Blount is attending Sally Downey's event

Boyne Valley Paint-out Seapoint, Termonfeckin at Seapoint, Termonfeckin

May 6, 2017 from 11am to 3:30pm
Boyne Valley is taking to the seaside thanks to the good weather.  We will meet in the Lounge/Restaurant of Seapoint Golf Club, Termonfeckin at 11 a.m.  Even though the weather is glorious we are on the East coast to dress accordingly!!…See More
May 4
Norah Blount commented on Sally Downey's photo

May Morning.

"What a wonderful painting Sally, and the urn is beautiful too - those darks really work with just a hint of pale leaves to lift it"
May 3
deirdre moriarty commented on Norah Blount's photo
Apr 29
Norah Blount commented on Norah Blount's blog post Listoke April '17
"Sean, your way with words matches your wonderful skills with watercolours.  I wish you would write a book with all these wonderful pieces of wisdom combined with your beautiful watercolours.  Of course I had to have a look to see if I…"
Apr 29
Norah Blount replied to Sean Quinn's discussion The only authentic Shakespeare portrait, and it's in Ireland!
"Thank you for sharing this Sean, you are a gem.  That makes interesting reading and I wonder will we ever really know who the sitter really was.  There is never a dull moment when we start to get inquisitive about painting and its history,…"
Apr 29
Sean Quinn commented on Norah Blount's blog post Listoke April '17
"It's lovely to see that exotic tea pot, with Japanese connotations.   When I  sit down at my computer with a cup  of coffee in the morning I never know where it  is going to take me.   There are resonances of Hawking…"
Apr 29

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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  See you soon.


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
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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