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Sean Quinn is attending Sally Downey's event

Boyne valley trip to National Gallery at National Gallery Coffee Shop

January 19, 2019 from 11am to 3:30pm
There are several interesting exhibitions in the National Gallery at the moment - Canaletto and the Art of Venice, Turner: Watercolours and Prints, Markievicz: Portraits and Propaganda,  and (In)visible: Irish Women Artists from the Archives.  All are free except Canaletto and this requires booking which you may do online - €15 or €10 Seniors/Job Seekers.  (I have booked…See More
Sean Quinn commented on Norah Blount's event 'Botanic Gardens'
"I'm intrigued with pebble images myself at the moment"
Jan 2
Sean Quinn is attending Norah Blount's event

Botanic Gardens at Botanic Gardens Glasnevin

January 12, 2019 from 2:30pm to 4pm
Gerald and Margaret Hull, who have written extensively on the subject of shell houses and grottoes will speak about some of the artists of the past 300 years, with a particular focus on the botanical artist Mary Delaney who lived on nearby Glasnevin Hill. They will also tell us about the shell house still extant today in Ireland. Free lecture, no booking.Meet after talk for coffee in the coffee shop Botanic GardensSee More
Jan 2
Sean Quinn is attending Sally Downey's event

Boyne Valley Plein Eire at The Snug, The Alex Hotel

January 5, 2019 all day
On Saturday, 5th January, 2019 we meet in the Alex Hotel for our annual festive lunch.  Come and celebrate our past year together and get 2019 off to a convivial start.  We meet at 12.30 in The Snug.So before you get completely immersed in the hurley burley of Christmas preparations take a minute to pencil in " Annual Boyne Valley Lunch, in Alex Hotel, 5th Jan.…See More
Dec 21, 2018
Sean Quinn commented on Garry Westby's photo

End of Day

"Beautiful watercolour, Garry,  with wonderful colours and reflections."
Dec 5, 2018
Sean Quinn commented on Sally Downey's photo

In the Wood in Castletown

"Lovely strong contrast with the light shining through the trees, the path leading in,   and strong brush strokes designating the foliage."
Nov 24, 2018
Sean Quinn commented on Kyrle Cahill's photo

Castletown grounds

"With your light and lively touch it is a quintessentially  watercolour painting and  the spatter for the leaves works well. "
Nov 24, 2018
Sean Quinn commented on Norah Blount's event 'Castletown house paint out'
"Long shadows and last of the leaves"
Nov 15, 2018
Sean Quinn is attending Norah Blount's event

Castletown house paint out at Castletown house Cellbridge

November 17, 2018 from 11am to 3pm
One of the lovely things about winter are the long soft shadows we get even at mid day. So this Saturday we meet at Castletown house and gardens in Cellbridge. Meet at the coffee shop at 11amSee More
Nov 15, 2018
Sean Quinn is attending Sally Downey's event

Boyne Valley Paintout Botanic Gardens 10.10.2018 at Garden Tea Rooms

November 10, 2018 from 11am to 3:30pm
This Saturday, 10.10.2018, we are painting in ever-popular Botanic Gardens.  Lots of subject matter - trees - some bare, flowers, architecture, people, 7 different glasshouses!…See More
Nov 7, 2018
Sean Quinn is attending Sally Downey's event

Boyne Valley paintout Listoke at Listoke Tea Pavilion

October 27, 2018 from 11am to 1pm
"Apparently the wind is coming from the Arctic"I know it was mooted that we would meet in Listoke this week. However, I’m told on very good authority that wind-chill is going to bring the temperature down to 2’ on Saturday – too cold for me I’m afraid.…See More
Oct 26, 2018
Norah Blount commented on Sean Quinn's photo

Sunny June

"I wonder what that lane way is like with beautiful winter sun Sean this was in Sonairte ? I think the coffee shop is re-opening soon, time to visit it again"
Oct 24, 2018
Sean Quinn commented on Norah Blount's photo

The boss

"Beautiful painting, Norah.   I was mentioning those Listoke poultry  characters  at coffee on Saturday with the painters,  and I love the way the stronger colours feature in the centre, with the rest subdued."
Oct 23, 2018
Sean Quinn left a comment for Denise Kevany
"Nice hearing from you, Denise, hope you can join us on a paint-out. Next Saturday it will probably be Listoke Country House near Drogheda."
Oct 20, 2018
Denise Kevany commented on Sean Quinn's event 'Howth Paint-Out'
"Anyone here in Howth?"
Oct 20, 2018
Denise Kevany might attend Sean Quinn's event

Howth Paint-Out at Howth Harbour

October 20, 2018 from 11am to 3pm
Saturday next, Howth Harbour and Environs as Paint-Out. Boats, buildings, people, Lighthouse, cafes, quays, piers, and then more boats.Meet for coffee at 11 at Insomnia which is on the main road at the southern end of the harbour as in the map below.     Outlined in RED. …See More
Oct 19, 2018

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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,


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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