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Dublin Plein Air Painting Festival 2017 at Fingal, County Dublin, Ireland

June 19, 2017 to June 25, 2017
It's for artist who love to paint outdoors  Dublin Plein Air Painting Festival 2017. This year’s event will be hosted in the Fingal region of North county Dublin and welcomes artists from Ireland and worldwide. The festival is an annual week long event built around the 21st of June Summer Solstice; the longest day of the year; a magical time to paint outdoors and a day of great significance to the Celts and…See More
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Howth Harbour.11th March 2017

"A lovely lively painting, Valerie.    "
Mar 12
Valerie Syms Martin commented on Sean Quinn's event 'Howth, next Saturday, March 11'
"I missed ye! We called into the Marine hotel when we finished but couldn't find anyone.  Today's effort needs a lot of finishing touches.  It didn't help that the boat that was in the foreground sailed out halfway…"
Mar 11
Valerie Syms Martin commented on Sean Quinn's event 'Howth, next Saturday, March 11'
"First paint out of the season - yippee! Thanks for arranging it Sean."
Mar 11
Valerie Syms Martin commented on Sean Quinn's event 'Howth, next Saturday, March 11'
"I'll turn up a little late, as I think the rain will be gone around noon.  I'll go straight to the site and join you for coffee later."
Mar 11
Svetlana Starikova is attending Sean Quinn's event
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Howth, next Saturday, March 11 at Howth peninsula

March 11, 2017 from 11am to 3pm
Weather for Saturday is:The Howth Peninsula    area, including Howth Harbour.  Meet in the Marine Hotel at Sutton Cross, with free parking, at 11 am. And again at 3 pm.  Howth Harbour, also has free parking.  See More
Mar 10
Norah Blount commented on Sean Quinn's event 'Howth, next Saturday, March 11'
"your photos are always a delight Sean, and the sun will be shining.  It will be good to get outdoors again."
Mar 8
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Howth, next Saturday, March 11 at Howth peninsula

March 11, 2017 from 11am to 3pm
Weather for Saturday is:The Howth Peninsula    area, including Howth Harbour.  Meet in the Marine Hotel at Sutton Cross, with free parking, at 11 am. And again at 3 pm.  Howth Harbour, also has free parking.  See More
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Howth, next Saturday, March 11 at Howth peninsula

March 11, 2017 from 11am to 3pm
Weather for Saturday is:The Howth Peninsula    area, including Howth Harbour.  Meet in the Marine Hotel at Sutton Cross, with free parking, at 11 am. And again at 3 pm.  Howth Harbour, also has free parking.  See More
Mar 7
Sean Quinn commented on Sean Quinn's event 'Howth, next Saturday, March 11'
"We look forward to sharing with you, Joanna"
Mar 7
Joanna Farrell commented on Sean Quinn's event 'Howth, next Saturday, March 11'
"Please keep letting me know of events....I haven't attended recently but you never know, one of these days I will!!"
Mar 7
Norah Blount is attending Sean Quinn's event
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Howth, next Saturday, March 11 at Howth peninsula

March 11, 2017 from 11am to 3pm
Weather for Saturday is:The Howth Peninsula    area, including Howth Harbour.  Meet in the Marine Hotel at Sutton Cross, with free parking, at 11 am. And again at 3 pm.  Howth Harbour, also has free parking.  See More
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Howth, next Saturday, March 11 at Howth peninsula

March 11, 2017 from 11am to 3pm
Weather for Saturday is:The Howth Peninsula    area, including Howth Harbour.  Meet in the Marine Hotel at Sutton Cross, with free parking, at 11 am. And again at 3 pm.  Howth Harbour, also has free parking.  See More
Mar 7
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TOMORROW, Wed Feb. 8, Hugh Lane Gallery Event at Parnell Square, Dublin

February 8, 2017 from 11am to 1pm
Tomorrow, Wed Feb 8, Hugh Lane Gallery Event, lecture, coffee & discussion on William Leech's painting;  Beach, South of France.  Leech on the Beach? Starts at 11 am.    He is better known for the iconic Convent Garden, pictured.http://www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/1653-coffee-conversation-leech-each-south-of-franceWith a wonderful gallery  of paintings at…See More
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TOMORROW, Wed Feb. 8, Hugh Lane Gallery Event at Parnell Square, Dublin

February 8, 2017 from 11am to 1pm
Tomorrow, Wed Feb 8, Hugh Lane Gallery Event, lecture, coffee & discussion on William Leech's painting;  Beach, South of France.  Leech on the Beach? Starts at 11 am.    He is better known for the iconic Convent Garden, pictured.http://www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/1653-coffee-conversation-leech-each-south-of-franceWith a wonderful gallery  of paintings at…See More
Feb 7
Sean Quinn commented on Sean Quinn's event 'Saturday, Feb. 4, Botanic Gardens, Visit & paint-out'
"Above is the plaque commemorating Wittgenstein's visits to the Botanic Gardens.   The steps are situated in one of the glasshouses."
Feb 3

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Is it OK to copy?

I'm always intrigued by people who look down their noses at fellow artists who copy the work of  other painters.

I'm fascinated by this example of  the supreme master of the  landscape, John Constable,  copying a work by Ruisdael that was painted almost 200 years before him in 1650. What's more, Constable got paid for it.   Figure out which is the copy.…

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Posted on January 16, 2015 at 15:00 — 6 Comments

Boyne Valley at Newgrange

Caroline and Dee consult as Frank hangs Caroline's "Water Lily" at the Boyne Valley annual exhibition in the Newgrange visitor centre. Right: Caroline and Sally supervise Dee.…

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Posted on May 11, 2014 at 16:45 — 5 Comments

Not just the National Gallery

In a first for the group, Boyne Valley Plein Eire, visited the National Gallery on Saturday, Jan 11, 2014.  Overall,   a total of 15 were in attendance.   While some members, painted in the locality,   most of us went on the gallery visit, and took in the Turner watercolours, the gallery in general as well as the Irish section.   There was much interchange of ideas and comment  among members as we toured the gallery, and   we even waited until 3pm when  The…

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Posted on January 11, 2014 at 17:27 — 4 Comments

Possible to Process Credit Cards on Smart Phone

In a development that could be very useful for artists selling their paintings, there is now a Paypal facility that allows anyone to  process their customers'  credit cards on  their smart phone.    A  small device is plugged into the phone and the card is swiped through it in the normal way. Payment is added to the seller's  paypal  account.   Money may be received from Paypal by cheque or by transfer to online bank.  Unfortunately not yet available in…

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Posted on December 19, 2013 at 12:30 — 2 Comments

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At 12:04 on February 16, 2015, Caitriona Moore said…

Hi Sean, enjoyed Painting en plein air on Saturday and chatting in the Seasons Cafe.

Kind regards,

Caitriona

At 14:03 on August 18, 2014, Liz Walsh said…

thank you for your kind comment - your work is outstanding - mistiness/colour and magic!

At 11:07 on May 9, 2013, Frank Hallinan Flood said…

Thanks Sean, Looks amazing! I'll definitely make an effort to see the exhibition. 

See you Saturday at Tara I hope.

At 22:43 on July 11, 2012, Sally Downey said…

Sean and Norah, thank you both for your interesting comments.  Yes,  the boots and Sean saved me from being swallowed up by the bog, thank you Sean.

At 10:56 on July 11, 2012, Patrick T Daly said…

Yip. It will look fab proudly displayed on your mantlepiece

At 10:22 on July 11, 2012, Patrick T Daly said…

Hello Sean,

I can't wait to see your next appearance in one of Sally's blockbusters. It'll be great to see you picking up a gong at the Oscars to.

At 22:36 on January 27, 2012, Esther Heffernan said…

Thanks for your nice comments. Hope to see you in a future paintout in the SE soon.

At 16:02 on January 22, 2012, Norah Blount said…

Cant wait now for the postman Sean - think the book I ordered is no.3 in a series and the cover looks different from your one (think the cover on your one would make a good painting of telly from the early days), hope to get up to the Botanic gardens some day this week for some sketching !

At 16:25 on October 2, 2011, Alison Fox said…
Gosh didn't dare look at the forecast yet but so glad is will be ok for next Saturday! Look forward to seeing you.
At 1:17 on February 13, 2011, Plein Eire Administrator said…

Hi Sean,

Great to have you join us on Plein Eire. All the better that you are a keen contributor and interested in the web as that is what keeps a community site like this one ticking. Within the site are several regional groups. We need more of those so everyone can be involved but close to you are Dublin Plein Eire and Dublin Sketchers.  You will find them listed under the 'Groups' tab and by joining you will receive notice of their paint-outs and sketching trips in the vicinity.

Enjoy the site.

 
 
 

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