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Sean Quinn commented on Deirdre Walsh's photo


"A really apt title, Deirdre,    with the distant mistiness also confirming it as  a very still day"
Jul 13
Sean Quinn commented on Frances Verschoyle's event 'Howth Harbour'
"Regarding a place to meet, and have coffee,   I am  suggesting Howth Yacht Club, which is  situated on the middle pier of the harbour, and from the elevated prominence of their  restaurant,  it has  wondrous views that…"
Jul 12
Sean Quinn is attending Frances Verschoyle's event

Howth Harbour at Howth Harbour

July 15, 2017 all day
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Jul 12
Sean Quinn commented on Sally Downey's photo

Most popular shed in the Naul

"Well  observed, Sally,  as I tried to observe it myself. Those flowers look so well, I can't think of their quite mundane name.     And the overgrown lane pulls the whole scene together nicely."
Jul 4
Sean Quinn commented on Brian Murphy's photo

View from Sandymount

"Wonerful stuff Brian, and impressive how you got the sky  reflections   into the nearby sandy sandunes.     Brillant! Come  and join us at  Plein Eire Boyne Valley   and  meet fellow aspirants. Hope to see you…"
Jul 2
Sean Quinn is attending Norah Blount's event

Naul Paint-out at Naul, Co Dublin at Seamus Ennis Centre

July 1, 2017 from 11am to 4pm
Meeting this saturday in the Seamus Ennis Centre, Naul.  This was one of the locations for last week's Dublin Painting festival and inspired lots of wonderful paintings.We meet at 11am in the Coffee shopDedicated to the memory of Irish musician, folklore and music collector, Séamus Ennis, The Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre plays host to some of today's foremost musicians, songwriters and artists.  The centre also offers a lovely rustic style cafe and makes the perfect stop off for walkers,…See More
Jun 27
Jan Ryan commented on Sean Quinn's photo

Sunny June

"So atmospheric, Sean. Love Norah's poem too"
Jun 19
Sean Quinn commented on Sean Quinn's photo

Sunny June

"Thanks Norah for  your encouraging comments and the lines you quote in that poem are sheer genius. I know the imagery is supposed to be metaphors, but the word metaphor doesn't do it justice,  I think.  What I love is the author…"
Jun 18
Norah Blount commented on Sean Quinn's photo

Sunny June

"Sean, you caught the feeling of a lovely walk on a cool shaded laneway on a hot summer's day in June.  I came across this poem which reminds me of wandering around listening to bees buzzing and buzzards soaring overhead yesterday - A Hot…"
Jun 18
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Jun 18
Sean Quinn commented on Sally Downey's event 'Boyne Valley Paint-Out Sonairte, Laytown, Co Meath'
"Sonairte sounds lovely  and I will be attending,     but is anyone out there  into pouring acrylic abstracts with silicone in the mix  somewhere?   I have bought in Lidl cans of silicone at reduced price and this first…"
Jun 14
Sean Quinn is attending Sally Downey's event

Boyne Valley Paint-Out Sonairte, Laytown, Co Meath at Coffee Shop, Sonairte

June 17, 2017 from 11am to 3:30pm
Wiith Dublin PE Festival; just around the corner come and join us on Saturday 17th  for a warm-up in Sonairte, Laytown, Co.Meath. Sonairte…See More
Jun 14
Sean Quinn commented on Svetlana Starikova's photo

Dun Laoghaire harbour.

"Wonderful exuberance -  I can see the slash  of the scalpel, which I favour myself, and that amazing ability to stop before we ruin it all,    with  stodgy detail."
Jun 2
Michael Molloy commented on Sean Quinn's event 'BALBRIGGAN PAINT-OUT'
"Sorry guys, am smothering with a cold:-( will be back on form next week. Have a great day."
May 19
Caitriona Moore commented on Sean Quinn's event 'BALBRIGGAN PAINT-OUT'
"Sorry Sean, I cannot make it this Saturday. Enjoy. I like the quote :)"
May 19
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May 20, 2017 from 11am to 3pm
This Saturday May 20, beautiful Balbriggan and Harbour. With tidal waters and colourful fishing boats  We meet  in the Bracken Court Hotel at 11 and 3See More
May 19

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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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