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Norah Blount
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  • Leixlip, Co.Kildare
  • Ireland

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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 SARA BROWN's photo


"Very skillful drawing, lovely gallery of work Sara"
17 hours ago
Norah Blount commented on Sally Downey's event 'Boyne Valley paintout Ardgillan Castle 8/02/20'
"Hope to get out soon, have a lovely day "
Feb 7
Norah Blount left a comment for Carmel Grogan
"Welcome to the great outdoor painting world Carmel, lovely to see you here, Norah"
Feb 1
Norah Blount is attending Michael Molloy's event

Castletown Estate and cafe at Cafe

January 25, 2020 all day
Meet in the cafe at 11am, then head out to the lovely parkland of Castletown Estate.  River, pastoral, woodland scenery. See More
Jan 24
Norah Blount commented on Kyrle Cahill's blog post BV Group Monknewtown Outing Jan 2020 Still Life, Plein Air, Print Workshop
"Thans Kyrle, I really like these and can see lots of possibilities and images hidden in them. Yes, I think you need a press for doing any kind of etching, never got around to getting a pasta maker so will have to do with the press in the college…"
Jan 20
Norah Blount commented on Kyrle Cahill's blog post BV Monknewtown Jan2020
"Looks like it was fun, any photos of results Kyrle ? I tried some printing at home today but it didnt work out, it was on dry point on acetate and I guess I need a heavier roller to get a print, used the rolling pin and water based ink. I see the…"
Jan 19
Norah Blount commented on Cathal O'Briain's photo


"Love this, very atmospheric.lovely place to paint"
Jan 18
Cathal O'Briain commented on Norah Blount's photo

Winter blues

"Very good"
Jan 17
Norah Blount commented on Sally Downey's event 'Boyne Valley Paint or Print618th Jan 2020 Monknewtown'
"Wish I could make it Sally but have a great day"
Jan 16
Norah Blount commented on Rachel Bishop's photo


"Two beautiful watercolours"
Jan 15
Sally Downey commented on Norah Blount's photo

Winter blues

" I love it Norah.  Very moody The ghostly post in the foreground adds to the depth and to the sense of something having happened.   And then those sinister "spires" -  i'm sure that's not what they are…"
Jan 15
Norah Blount commented on Norah Blount's photo

Winter blues

"Thank you Kyrle and Sean. It is called the Betty Langley lodge. Kyrlecit will be a good experiment to see if I can lose a few edges, will try that later."
Jan 10
Sean Quinn commented on Norah Blount's photo

Winter blues

"Wonderful contrast between the pointed architecture  of the building and the organic shapes of the trees. All achieving full colour harmony with  tones of blue.    A lovely painting. "
Jan 10
Kyrle Cahill commented on Norah Blount's photo

Winter blues

"Well Norah! I love this one a lot!. You have some great textures and marks here, my favourite part s the left-hand half especially the tree branches, which seems to me as if you knocked it back, I feel the building also could be knocked back a…"
Jan 10
Norah Blount posted a photo

Winter blues

Experiment with WC on mineral paper, at Castletown House,Cellbridge
Jan 10

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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 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.
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.


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