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Plein Eire Administrator commented on Sheila Mac Nally's event 'Maria’s Open Studio paintout'
" Anytime from 10 am." From N80 Turn at Slaney Foods go into Clohamon Village Turn LEFT at pub Then LEFT at Y Straight for about 1km. Entrance on LEFT will be signed and signed to house. PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY ON LANE. "
Sheila Mac Nally commented on Plein Eire Administrator's group South East Plein Air
"Sunday looks like the best day of the week so long as storm Callum heads off when he’s supposed to. Ballycross has lots of apple laden trees, animals, cafe, stables etc and also fields of pumpkins which I thought might be fun to paint before…"
Oct 11
Sheila Mac Nally commented on Plein Eire Administrator's group South East Plein Air
"Lads I won’t be out again tomorrow, just home from Kerry & I don’t think it would go down well to run off painting again! So if someone wants to pick a venue... "
Sep 29
Kyrle Cahill joined Plein Eire Administrator's group
Sep 23
Tony Robinson commented on Plein Eire Administrator's group South East Plein Air
"We got that one wrong. :-("
Sep 23
Tony Robinson commented on Plein Eire Administrator's group South East Plein Air
"I don't think the forecast is encouraging for tomorrow morning so, forgive me but I'm going to catch up on other painting stuff along with the domestic stuff. Working on one for next weekend though. "
Sep 22
Sheila Mac Nally commented on Plein Eire Administrator's group South East Plein Air
"I’m afraid I won’t be painting this Sunday or next again so can someone else pick a location please? I have no problem posting one but it probably makes more sense for someone who will actually be there to choose. I hope to be out with…"
Sep 21
Plein Eire Administrator commented on Sally Downey's photo

Errigal from Guinness Estate, Poison Glen 14x10'' on canvas

" What a place. Wish I could join the paint out this weekend. "
Sep 14
Plein Eire Administrator commented on Plein Eire Administrator's group South East Plein Air
"Some of the usual suspects for posting a SEPA paint-out will be attending a workshop this weekend but the weather forecast is good for Sunday if anyone else would like to pick up the baton?"
Sep 13
Plein Eire Administrator commented on John Moriarty's photo
Sep 13
Rene PleinAir commented on Plein Eire Administrator's status
"Mmmm, He's right in a sense, ... I find it common that the spot is looking for you as well, ... so to speak.Just look with your heart, not you head. And when you find your spot then turn your head on for a moment, to find the correct angle…"
Aug 30
Plein Eire Administrator posted a status
"“Just try going outside and painting things on the spot. All sorts of things happen then.”Vincent van Gogh in a letter to Theo in 1885."
Aug 29
Plein Eire Administrator commented on Kevin Lewis's photo

Campanile, Ravello

"Super, Kevin."
Aug 27
John Moriarty commented on Plein Eire Administrator's event 'Graiguenamanagh, 'Town of Books Festival' Paint Out'
"Hi Tony, everyone, As slightly anticipated, the weather for the fly-in event in Taghmon is looking dire, and ILAS the organisers have cancelled until further notice. Cest la vie. We'll be in Graiguenamanagh so, however not travelling the…"
Aug 24
Sheila Mac Nally commented on Plein Eire Administrator's event 'Graiguenamanagh, 'Town of Books Festival' Paint Out'
"I’m going to drop paintings in to the venue in Graigunamanagh tomorrow, Friday, if anyone wants to give me framed work to bring, contact me on FB "
Aug 23
Plein Eire Administrator commented on Plein Eire Administrator's event 'Graiguenamanagh, 'Town of Books Festival' Paint Out'
"Thanks, John. So there you have it - two possibles for this weekend; Graig Town of Books OR the Taghmon Airshow. If you are time-rich this weekend, maybe even both! The forecast is better Saturday than Sunday at the moment. If leaving your works,…"
Aug 22

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Volunteer for Art in the Open Festival 2015?


We are looking for 10 volunteers to help out at the Festival for a minimum of two days. You will have to find your own accommodation but in return you will get:

- Bus travel to each venue

- Lunch each day on your volunteer days

- Sit in on workshop of your choice on your volunteer days

- Barbeque at T. Morris

- Festival dinner at Riverbank House Hotel

Leave a reply here or email…

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Posted on May 8, 2015 at 22:22 — 4 Comments

Participants: Art in the Open 2015

The artists below have already registered for Art in the Open 2015. If you haven't, there's still time but don't delay.

The following list is purely for your interest and I will update it periodically. If your name isn't…

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Posted on April 26, 2015 at 20:00 — 2 Comments

Neil Carrigan RIP

I am posting these few paintings of late Plein Eire artist Neil Carrigan. It is only right to remove Neil's name from our current membership but I am sure his many friends and fellow artists would appreciate being able to refer to his work from time to time, His work and courageous words are his memorial.

 "Life is for living and should be joyful. I enjoy painting and the challenges it brings. My work focuses on positive emotions rather than the depressive and negative aspects of…

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Posted on October 6, 2014 at 21:30 — 3 Comments

Art in the Open 2014: How was it for you?

Although a few visiting painters still remain to see other parts of our island, another AITO festival has receded into memory and archive.

If you have any recollections or comments please post them here. Good or bad, we'd love to hear them.

Posted on August 8, 2014 at 19:31 — 2 Comments

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At 8:47 on April 20, 2018, Valerie Syms Martin said…

Thanks Tony.  I consider it a HUGE  honour to have been invited, and I have some enormous boots to try and fill.  The other artists ard all amazing.  I know four of them from AITO.

Of course I'll post about my adventures.

At 3:55 on June 29, 2017, Francis Mack Brislawn said…
Thanks! Glad to be a member. And hope to learn about what's going on.
At 12:33 on March 12, 2017, Sheila Kissane said…
Thanks looking forward to giving it a go..I'm a novice but gave to start somewhere..
At 19:58 on January 8, 2017, Orlagh M murphy said…

Thanks very much, looking forward to getting out soon

At 13:03 on July 3, 2016, Sonja Brussen said…

Thank you very much for your congratulations Tony, I think it is a great honor and I'm very happy with it ... It was a great festival and we've missed you! I hope to see you again soon, then we can celebrate it with a beer :-)

At 8:10 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 7:34 on June 3, 2016, Maureen Dowd said…
Sorted, thanks
At 17:49 on May 30, 2016, Deborah Damgaard-Hansen said…

Thank you! I am looking forward to see where this new connection leads me. I havae begun to paint for the new seaon here in northwest Denmark. If anyone ever comes this way, be sure to let me know and we can paint together - I have lived here for 14 years and there are many intriguing sites. I know it´s a long long way from Ireland ...but, not so far from Germany for example!

At 19:49 on April 13, 2016, Jane Grant said…
Many thanks. I look forward to exploring and learning about your site . Kind regards, Jane
At 15:41 on February 4, 2016, Katherine Farrell said…
Thanks. Some old some new but only plein aire. It's nice to connect with other artists in Ireland and around the world

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