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Beethoven Portrait

As this is the year that celebrates the 250th anniversary of the birth of arguably the greatest composer that ever lived, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), I thought I would try doing a portrait of him as I am a fan of classical music. For this I decided to return to my original working media of pen and ink. It took a while but am quite satisfied with the result.

Portraits and life drawing not my usual forte, but have to say I enjoyed doing this. …

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Added by Kevin Lewis on April 4, 2020 at 21:10 — No Comments

Covid-19 Studio Works 3

Never painted so often! Another one from the studio, with a change of atmosphere. 'Rainy Day at Selskar Street'. Again my favourite paper Saunders Waterford rough, 10x7.

Added by Kevin Lewis on April 4, 2020 at 13:25 — 2 Comments

Covid-19 Studio Works 2

'All Moored Up' at Wexford Quays. Another studio effort on Saunders Waterford rough 10x7.

Spent best part of the afternoon on this one from a photo. Three of Wexford's fleet of mussel-dredgers, featuring 'Ede Cunze', 'Cecilia' and 'Noordster', moored alongside at Common Quay.…

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Added by Kevin Lewis on April 3, 2020 at 21:49 — 2 Comments

Covid-19 Studio Works

Well, as we are all doing our best to self isolate at the current time, it is nice to relieve some of the trying hours by indulging in some painting. Because of the 'lockdown' restrictions it is a great excuse to catch up on some work in the studio, spare room or on the kitchen table. Staying safe now is our main priority, and staying indoors is our best way of helping those health care workers on the front-line to cope with their daunting and dangerous work. Here are two I did recently from…

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Added by Kevin Lewis on March 29, 2020 at 18:50 — 2 Comments

BV Group Monknewtown Outing Jan 2020 Still Life, Plein Air, Print Workshop

Great Day Out, In  Monknewtown Community Hall, and environs,  Some Still Life, Printmaking, and Plein Air, Thanks Sally…

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Added by Kyrle Cahill on January 19, 2020 at 23:30 — 1 Comment

NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE Boyne Valley - Biodivesity Festival

Last September we were the guests of OPW at the biodiversity Festival in the Walled Garden of the Phoenix Park.  It was a wonderful day.  Here are the paintings done on that day.  They have never been seen before!

Caroline Carroll.  Graphite…

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Added by Sally Downey on November 17, 2019 at 21:30 — 3 Comments

Sorolla Trip 2019 BV Group and Friends

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Added by Kyrle Cahill on August 23, 2019 at 10:16 — 1 Comment

Visit to Sorolla exhibition National Gallery

A wonderful exhibition, worth a few return visits. I didnt get a group photograph but I think Kyrle did - you can add it on here if you like Kyrle. A few of us tried sketching in Merrion Sq afterwards and Kevin went to great extremes to find a few roofs to paint in the city centre…

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Added by Norah Blount on August 18, 2019 at 7:02 — 3 Comments

Listoke 2 July 2019

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Added by Sally Downey on July 21, 2019 at 7:13 — 1 Comment

Listoke July 2019

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Added by Sally Downey on July 21, 2019 at 6:55 — No Comments

Listoke Lady

Added by Kyrle Cahill on July 20, 2019 at 23:45 — 2 Comments

Sonairte paint with Boyne Valley

Thank you Sally for a lovely paint out today, it is a great location. I missed you in the courtyard when I had my camera but is that you reflected in the teapot ?…

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Added by Norah Blount on July 13, 2019 at 15:30 — 1 Comment

'The Schoolgoers'

Bringing my two little nephews Bobby and Jamie to school the other morning, couldn't resist this photo which I thought would make a nice painting.  Happy with the result.

Added by Kevin Lewis on June 3, 2019 at 19:44 — 4 Comments

Howth Lighthouse Reworked

Did a bit of work on the Howth lighthouse sketch from some time back, with a some sennelier paints I got as a birthday gift, I have say I like the feel of these watercolours. very rich clean pans and a lovely spread to them.…

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Added by Kyrle Cahill on June 2, 2019 at 9:32 — 1 Comment

peter , who travelled all the way from co cavan to  Donegal for todays  paint out, then all the way home to Cavan afterwards, now thats what we call dedication for ya. Nice to have meet you peter.

peter , who travelled all the way from co cavan to  Donegal for todays  paint out, then all the way home to Cavan afterwards, now thats what we call dedication for ya. Nice to have meet you peter.

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Added by deirdre shanny on March 23, 2019 at 18:30 — 3 Comments

Hungry Hill from Bantry

Added by Kyrle Cahill on March 18, 2019 at 11:03 — 3 Comments

'Killiney Cliff

Added by Kyrle Cahill on March 11, 2019 at 7:55 — 10 Comments

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