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Sean Quinn commented on Sally Downey's photo


"You were in sparkling form  with layers for rocks, sea and mountains.    You caught the spirit of the Atlantic Way, nicely, Sally."
Sep 7
Sean Quinn commented on Sally Downey's photo


"There are lovely abstract shapes in the outlines of the land and the water.   A nicely observed painting, Sally,"
Sep 7
Sean Quinn is attending Sally Downey's event

Boyne Valley paintout Listoke Gardens at Garden Shop, Listoke Gardens

July 4, 2020 from 11am to 3pm
Hello again to Boyne Valley painters. Please God we have all survived the Covid crisis and are feeling the need to get out and paint.Listoke Gardens is open this Saturday – by arrangement only. I have booked us in for 11 am Saturday 4th July. We have the use of the gardens and yard as usual and Juliette will arrange the garden shop for us with tables and comfy chairs and…See More
Jun 30
Sean Quinn commented on Norah Blount's event 'Venice Virtual paint out'
"That Travel Dept,   Lake Garda package,  trip to Venice, that Norah mentions, setting off at 6.30 in the morning,  was also my experience of the city.  In Venice I had my main wallet and passport stowed in a very private and…"
May 23
Sean Quinn commented on Norah Blount's event 'Venice Virtual paint out'
"With this link Venice's Grand Canal comes up,  and thanks to Google maps  one can journey down it as if in a boat by clicking on the arrow that comes…"
May 21
Sean Quinn is attending Norah Blount's event

Venice Virtual paint out at Venice on line

May 20, 2020 to May 27, 2020
As some of us are still not able to get out for some plein air, due to crowded parks, busy streets etc, it was suggested that we try another virtual paint out. This time it is Venice. There are lots of images on-line and I am sure google maps can be used. If anyone joins in it is best to post your painting in a blog. The blogs are the last box to the right of the screen, next to notes and tips. For some reason I dont see this on my phone so I find it easier to use a pc for blogs.See More
May 21
Sean Quinn commented on Sean Quinn's event 'Digital Virtual Paint-out HOWTH'
"Sally,   that's good stuff from Samuel Ferguson.   Describing the "sea-bird song" as "clanking"   is very apt.   . Is that onomatopeia?    People look down on…"
May 7
Joe Jordan commented on Sean Quinn's event 'Digital Virtual Paint-out HOWTH'
"Thanks Nora"
May 7
Norah Blount commented on Sean Quinn's event 'Digital Virtual Paint-out HOWTH'
"Joe, there are some on blogs for this paint out Sally what beautiful lines, apt for this time of year"
May 6
Kyrle Cahill commented on Sean Quinn's photo

Sunset and Evening Star

"I hadn't seen this Sean, Its a superb use of watercolours. The castle is a great counterpoint to the onset of darkness. and those saturated colours are powerful. Did you do this in the evening at sunset like a nocturne?, its striking!."
May 6
Sally Downey commented on Sean Quinn's photo

Sunset and Evening Star

"This a gem Sean.  Was doing a bit of browsing.  You've a great ability with colours.   That's a spooky blue and the sienna(?) of the castle wall sets it off really well.  Didn't see Bob Ross last night but…"
May 6
Sean Quinn commented on Sally Downey's photo

Back Yard 2.

"You nicely feature the primaries with blues, reds and a strong yellow wall.     You  seem  to have a  wealth of urns to feature, as here and  also with the sunshade.   I'm not strong on blogs myself,…"
May 6
Sally Downey commented on Sean Quinn's event 'Digital Virtual Paint-out HOWTH'
"Sean before you whisk us away to our next magical spot i can’t resist offering these lines by Samuel Fergurson - Aideen’s Grave - about Howth Head.  “The humming of the noon-tide bees, The lark’s loud carol all day…"
May 6
Joe Jordan commented on Sean Quinn's event 'Digital Virtual Paint-out HOWTH'
"Thanks Sean for your comments - I only see 3 or 4 Howth paintings -is that it ?"
May 6
Joe Jordan commented on Sean Quinn's event 'Digital Virtual Paint-out HOWTH'
"Thanks Sally your paintings super as usual - hope that was a big fat cheque !"
May 4
Sean Quinn commented on Sally Downey's photo

Howth Challenge

"The warm tones of the yellows and browns  of the centre of interest harmonise  nicely with the surrounding cool  tones of the  sky reflected in the water. A boat and its reflection is always an attractive package."
May 4

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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.

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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