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Sean Quinn is attending Norah Blount's event

Slane Paint out at Conyingham Arms Hotel, Slane

April 14, 2018 from 11am to 3pm
This sat we meet in the heart of the Boyne Valley in the lovely village of Slane. Plenty of subject matter to choose from, the beauty of the river as it meanders on its way to the sea, the old mill, the village or drive a little bit out of the village for panoramic views of the Boyne Valley.  Hope to see you all there again, all are welcome - we meet for coffee at 11am in the Conyningham Arms Hotel in the villageSee More
Apr 12
Sean Quinn is attending Caroline Carroll's event

The Beautiful Hill of Tara, Co Meath at Hill of Tara, Co.Meath

April 7, 2018 from 11am to 3pm
This Saturday 7th April 2018, we are going to the Beautiful Hill of Tara, Co. Meath.  There is a coffee shop right at the entrance to the hill, selling wonderful cakes, indulgent pastries and normal food!It doesn't matter if the weather this Saturday brings hail, rain, snow or SUN, I will be there, and would love your company for a few hours of painting, not forgetting the magnificent coffee shop.Meet in Maguires Coffee Shop at 11am and back there again at 3pm.See More
Apr 5
Sean Quinn is attending Norah Blount's event

Farmleigh house paint out this sat at Boat house coffee chop near the house

March 31, 2018 from 11am to 3pm
The last day of March and let us hope it goes out like a lamb. There are lots of sheltered spots to be found within the walled garden or under the arches near the house.  Meet at the coffee shop near the main house at 11am. See More
Mar 29
Sean Quinn commented on Sally Downey's photo

Castletown House 24.2.2018

"Lovely painting , Sally.   Very effective the way you subdued  the background.  "
Mar 2
Sean Quinn replied to Elaine Hurst's discussion Irish pronunciation question
"Cill Rialaig is pronounced Kill Reel-ig"
Feb 23
Sean Quinn commented on Paul D'Arcy's event 'Dublin Plein Air Painting Festival 2018'
"Wonderful news!     that we re going to have a painting fesival in the Dublin area of such a high reputation.  Wonerful news that we are going to have a painting festival in the Dublin  area of such an…"
Feb 15
Sean Quinn is attending Paul D'Arcy's event

Dublin Plein Air Painting Festival 2018 at Fingal and North County Dublin

June 18, 2018 at 9am to June 24, 2018 at 7pm
Dublin Plein Air Painting Festival is a week long out door painting festival run in June every year in Ireland. An exciting festival based in Fingal and North county Dublin. Painters from Ireland and all over the world will descend on the region to paint and have fun with artists who love to paint out doors.Plein air workshops…See More
Feb 15
Sean Quinn is attending Joanne McAndrew's event

Boathouse Painters, The Royal Canal at The 12th Lock, Castleknock Marina, The Royal Canal,

February 22, 2018 from 10am to 1pm
Boathouse Painters, Paintout at the Royal Canal 12th lockSee More
Feb 15
Sean Quinn is attending Sally Downey's event

Boyne Valley Paintout, Listoke Gardens, 17.02.2018 at Monasterboice Inn

February 17, 2018 from 11am to 3:30pm
Its Spring and the Sap is Rising. And I'm assured that that's the case in Listoke. So we're having our paintout next Saturday, 17th Feb. in one of our favourite locations, Listoke Gardens.…See More
Feb 15
Sean Quinn is attending Sally Downey's event

Boyne Valley paintout Lough Ramor, Virginia, Co.Cavan at Lakeside Manor Hotel

December 2, 2017 from 11am to 3:30pm
This week's paintout is at Lough Ramor, Virginia, Co.Cavan.Lots of subjects if you are a painter of boats,  and beautiful rolling countryside and autumn trees if that's what you prefer.We meet at 11 a.m. in the Lakeside Manor Hotel which as it says on the tin is on the shores of the lake and has an active marina. To get there…See More
Dec 1, 2017
Sean Quinn commented on Norah Blount's event 'Balbriggan paint'
"And this is what it's like out of the harbour."
Nov 17, 2017
Sean Quinn commented on Norah Blount's event 'Balbriggan paint'
"Balbriggan Harbour,  good for colourful boats and colourful characters."
Nov 17, 2017
Sean Quinn is attending Norah Blount's event

Balbriggan paint at Molly's coffee shop Balbriggan

November 18, 2017 from 10:30am to 3pm
Meet this sat morning at 10.30 at Molly's cafe in Balbriggan.  There is ample parking at the harbour which is a few mins walk to the coffee shop.Balbriggan - the name of the town in Irish is either Baile Bricín, meaning Town of the Small Trout, or Baile Brigín, meaning Town of the Small Hills. The town was originally a small fishing village where King William of Orange and his army set up their camp after the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. In 1920 the town was burned and looted by the “Black and…See More
Nov 16, 2017
Sean Quinn commented on Sally Downey's photo

Where once the Grapes Ripened. Oil on Lidl canvas. 8” x 10”

"Lovely tightly focussed view, Sally, with wonderful variety in your nicely subdued greens."
Oct 31, 2017
Sean Quinn is attending Sally Downey's event

boyneValley paintout Listoke Gardens 28.10.2017 at Tea Rooms, Listoke

October 28, 2017 from 11am to 3pm
Join us this Saturday at 11 a.m. in Listoke Gardens to take advantage of the Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, to paint the apples and the moss'd cottage-trees. …See More
Oct 27, 2017
Norah Blount is attending Sean Quinn's event

Malahide Castle, Boyne Valley Monday Oct 23 at Malahide Castle Mon Oct 23

October 23, 2017 from 11am to 3pm
Malahide Castle, gardens and Woods.   Meet Avoca Cafe 11am.     Mon Oct. 23.  Dublin Plein Eire are also being invited to paint Malahide.Click here to view drone footage. More
Oct 23, 2017

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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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