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Ned Mueller - The Art of seeing, Simplifying Harbour Scenes

Hi Everyone..I just recieved this email and thought it best to pass on the info through this blog.. Ned;s Instructional Video has just been released, and a 20 % discount is available until Monday 1pm US time... Anyway, here's the email : …

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Added by Karen Scannell on May 3, 2015 at 22:00 — 1 Comment

Paint Annapolis 2014

An exciting week ahead ! I'm really looking forward to taking part in this Event.I'll be one of thirty artists painting Annapolis and it's surrounds..with a quick draw and Nocturne Event lined up also. Here's a link to my  blog :…

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Added by Karen Scannell on June 15, 2014 at 19:37 — No Comments

Disappearance of an adventurer-Watercolour Landscape artist Everett Russ, disapeares in the wilderness

Disappearence of an adventurer

Above is a link to the series "Monumental Mysteries".

Our Friend Louise Tracey came back from a plein air event last year,"  Everett Ruess Days", speaking about a great mystery, which inspired the event. Today I happened upon this link, which gives some of the background to the story...I wonder if any of his work exists today ? A book on his prose, and…

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Added by Karen Scannell on February 23, 2014 at 17:54 — No Comments

SEPA Paintout 25/8/13 - Borodale Forest, Edermine, Co. Wexford

It was great to see a few new faces today, at  our paintout in Borodale along with Barry, Phil, Lynn, Ray, Laura, Denise, Micheal, Anne, Tony, Phil, Paul,Bernadette, Zane, and myself.

Many thanks to Bernadette Doolin, who gave us directions, and "fueling station", along with some local knowledge for future visits.

Borodale is beautiful, particularly when…

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Added by Karen Scannell on August 25, 2013 at 19:30 — No Comments

SEPA Paintout at "Bargy Castle", Co. Wexford

A huge THANK YOU, goes out to Marie-Christine O Brien, and Francoise Davidson, who arranged SEPA's visit to Bargy Castle last Sunday. A perfect venue, for our brave crew, recovering from the whirlwind which was "Art In The Open" ! A new venue, which was wonderfully peaceful, full of history and inspiration. The perfect antidote for paint exhaustion.

Francois…

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Added by Karen Scannell on August 21, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

SEPA Paintout - Ferns Medieval Gathering 8/6/13

Frank, Rita, Billy and Tom, rounding off a great days painting after a chat over a cuppa :)

Beautiful weather and great company for last Saturdays Paintout in Ferns. We had the opportunity to explore some of the historical ruins dotted around the town, with some lovely surprises. Thanks to Rita and Billy for their help and guidance throughout the day.…

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Added by Karen Scannell on June 9, 2013 at 23:33 — 1 Comment

SEPA Paintout @ Fethard on Sea, Co. Wexford 26/5/13

Beautiful Sunshine today, made for a great return outdoors in the wonderful location , Fethard on Sea. We missed a 10km run from Hook head to Fethard in aid of MS, as a majority of us couldn't move past a gem located just before Fethard Harbour. It was great to see everyone able to paint in the comfort of a lovely sunny warm day.

Philip Dundon, Anne Cahill,…

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Added by Karen Scannell on May 26, 2013 at 21:39 — No Comments

SEPA Paintout at Rosslare Strand, Co. Wexford May 5th

We had the first promise of Summer at Rosslare Strand Bank Holiday Monday SEPA Paintout. After such a long winter and cold Spring, it was great to see all the crew back out painting and taking advantage of the sunny spell. Rosslare has loads to offer the Plein Air Painter. A long stretch of beach, the Village itself or "The Burrow". Cafe's and Kelly's Resort Hotel for refreshments, all within a short distance of your painting spot.

 

Here's Lize Human who found a great place to…

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Added by Karen Scannell on May 8, 2013 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

David Begley Portrait Workshop @ The Swallowsnest Studio

David explaining the golden section:

A big thank you to David and Hanneke, who gave a wonderful workshop yesterday at The Swallowsnest Studio. I think everyone benefited enormously from David's patient and insightful guidance...and Hanneke's patience :)

Work in progress, created at a recent residency at Tyrone…

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Added by Karen Scannell on April 28, 2013 at 8:46 — No Comments

SEPA Paintout at Edenvale, Co. Wexford April 21st

The" Wonder's  Return"...... The start of Spring heralded the return of our friends Jane and Louise, who were only recently back from their trip to the Second Annual  Plein Air Convention & Expo in Monterey - Carmel , California. It may have felt like the start of Spring, but our two brave souls, certainly didn't have a "Spring" in their step, as they were still…

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Added by Karen Scannell on April 25, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

SEPA PAINTOUT AT THE SAFE HARBOUR, CO.WEXFORD March 3rd, 2013

SEPA PAINTOUT AT THE SAFE HARBOUR, CO.WEXFORD March 3rd, 2013

A good turnout again today for SEPA's second Paintout 2013. Mary O Dowd, Laura Gibney,  Marie-Christine O Brien, Annie…

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Added by Karen Scannell on March 3, 2013 at 18:30 — No Comments

SEPA Paintout @ South Slobs Co. Wexford 17/2/13

SEPA Paintout at The South Slobs Co. Wexford 17/2/13

Marie-Christine, and Tom King

A great turnout today for SEPA's first paintout of 2013. Micheal McGuire, Neil O Keefe,  Annie Cahill, Barry Lynch , Philip Dundon, Mary O Dowd, George McHugh, Tom King,…

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Added by Karen Scannell on February 17, 2013 at 20:30 — No Comments

Tony Robinson Portrait Workshop at The Swallowsnest Studio 2/2/13

Another fabulous day at the "Nest"... A full studio for Tony's workshop, made for a great atmosphere. Judging by the feedback and the standard of work produced, I think it's fair to say that everyone enjoyed the day...

A huge thank you to Tony, who gave a really informative and inspiring Workshop, to those who attended, and of course not forgetting our excellent models…

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Added by Karen Scannell on February 3, 2013 at 14:00 — 4 Comments

Last SEPA Paintout for 2012 ( possibly ) - Tintern Abbey - 9/12/12

.......And a mince pie goes to the first person to guess who's owns this equipment ???

A lovely mild day today at Tintern Abbey. It certainly didn't feel like December ! 

Anne, Laura, George, Michael, Tony, Jane,t and myself, made…

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Added by Karen Scannell on December 10, 2012 at 0:09 — No Comments

South East Plein Air - "Group Show" - OPENING NIGHT @ TheCockleshell Gallery Duncannon 16/11/12

With over 34 artists exhibiting , the Opening Night for South East Plein Air 's Group Show at The Cockleshell Gallery, Duncannon,  by Billy Colfer  (Authur, Historian and Artist), proved to be a great event !

                                                        Rita giving out the…

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Added by Karen Scannell on November 18, 2012 at 22:00 — 5 Comments

SEPA PAINTOUT - Courtown Harbour - November 4th 2012

 

"Painting A Brave  Face !"

Anne and Karina in Courtown Harbor today.....

Winter has well and truly arrived, with the bravest of the brave venturing out to paint…

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Added by Karen Scannell on November 4, 2012 at 20:30 — 4 Comments

Don Maier / American Red Cross

Here's an email I received from our friend  Don Maier yesterday. Don runs Plein Air Artists, the long running sister site to Plein Eire, and also Artist de Studio.

Subscriptions made to both these sites are being donated to The Red Cross, following the devastation from Hurricane Sandy. A good way to renew your membership, or join ..and support our…

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Added by Karen Scannell on October 31, 2012 at 23:30 — No Comments

Opening Night For SEPA Member Laura Gibney, at The Cedars Hotel Rosslare Strand

A great selection of Laura's Paintings are being exhibited in Cedar's Hotel Rosslare Strand from today, October 11th, until November 11th. 

Tonight's opening was by Dennis Collins, of The Denis Collins Gallery.

Well done Laura on a great Exhibition…

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Added by Karen Scannell on October 16, 2012 at 21:42 — 4 Comments

SEPA Paint Out at Ballycross Apple Farm , Bridgetown Co. Wexford 16/9/12

Phil Holfer, Kevin Lewis, Anne Cahill, Philip Dundon, George McHugh, Nuala Pearce and K. Scannell.

A new venue for SEPA,  Ballycross Apple Farm didn't disappoint, with a great farm yard, animals, and landscape to choose from. The tea and waffles helped also, to refuel in between paintings :) 

Thanks to Liz and Christien for welcoming us today.

We hope to return again in two…

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Added by Karen Scannell on September 16, 2012 at 20:00 — 2 Comments

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