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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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Cathal O'Briain commented on Norah Blount's photo

Winter blues

"Very good"
16 hours ago
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"
Norah Blount commented on Rachel Bishop's photo


"Two beautiful watercolours"
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…"
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
Norah Blount is attending Sean Quinn's event

National Gallery, Turner watercolours, Bank of America Photos, Zurich Portrait Prize Exhibition at National Gallery, Merrion Square

January 11, 2020 from 11am to 3pm
This Saturday we visit the National Gallery where on show there are the annual Turner watercolours,  Bank  of America photo exhibition,  and pictures from Zurich Portrait Competition.  As well as the Gallery's own rich display of paintings & sculpture.Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), high priest of colour and light, was as radical a visionary as Ludwig van Beethoven who was born five years earlier. …See More
Jan 6
Norah Blount commented on Rene PleinAir's photo

kerstgroet 2019

"And best wishes to you too"
Dec 27, 2019
Norah Blount left a comment for Elizabeth Barrett
"Great to see you on the site Elizabeth, hope you navigate your way around, some good tips on outdoor painting and plenty of plein air groups to join all around the countryside, see you in Jan, Norah"
Dec 22, 2019
Norah Blount commented on Caroline Carroll's event 'Plein Eire Boyne Valley'
"Beautiful photo Sean, a very eco way of travelling those days and manure for the garden too"
Dec 4, 2019
Norah Blount is attending Caroline Carroll's event

Plein Eire Boyne Valley at Coffee shop in the Museum

December 7, 2019 from 11am to 3pm
This Saturday 7th December 2019 we are going to the National Museum of Ireland, COLLINS BARRACKS, Benburb St., Dublin 7. There is a fantastic exhibition on of "Ireland in Focus", photography of the 1950's, also other exhibitions on "World War 1 from an Irish angle, the Asgard Boat and others well worth viewing.  We could probably bring sketchbooks, and pencils, and it will be lovely and warm!Meet coffee shop at 11am and back at 3pm. Coffee Shop in the grounds. Parking metered, but not…See More
Dec 3, 2019
Norah Blount commented on Norah Blount's event 'Dublin City shop and sketch'
"That sounds like a great project Kyrle, did you look up the pasta maker, U picked up a lino kit for about 28 euro in Evan's and it's great starter kit including black ink."
Nov 29, 2019
Kyrle Cahill commented on Norah Blount's event 'Dublin City shop and sketch'
"Sadly I have to skip tomorrows sketch up and shopping spree. I'll be in town but can't meet up. Ps Evans is like a sweet shop only better....dont go mad now!!!, as regards print material, a few bits of lino and some block inks water based…"
Nov 29, 2019
Norah Blount commented on Norah Blount's event 'Dublin City shop and sketch'
"That looks like a fun exercise Sean with beautiful patterns "
Nov 29, 2019

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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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