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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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Added by Sean Quinn 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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Added by Sean Quinn 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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Added by Sean Quinn 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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Added by Sean Quinn on December 19, 2013 at 12:30 — 2 Comments

Boyne Valley Plein Eire at Malahide

Added by Sean Quinn on September 28, 2013 at 21:31 — 1 Comment

Brent the Chimp wins 10,000 dollar art prize with this beautiful painting

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A painting by a 37-year-old Louisiana primate who applies color with his tongue instead of a brush has been deemed the finest chimpanzee art in the land.

Brent, a retired laboratory animal, was the top vote-getter in an online chimp art contest organized by the Humane…

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Added by Sean Quinn on September 23, 2013 at 11:30 — 2 Comments

Boyne Valley at Deerpark Howth

Added by Sean Quinn on September 21, 2013 at 21:47 — No Comments

Boyne Valley Plein Eire at Molly's before setting out to paint Balbriggan

Added by Sean Quinn on September 16, 2013 at 16:09 — No Comments

Boyne Valley painting Killeen Castle, Co Meath

Added by Sean Quinn on December 1, 2012 at 10:07 — 2 Comments

Boyne Valley's Norah and Patrick in action in Stephen's Green

Added by Sean Quinn on October 26, 2012 at 19:40 — No Comments

Boyne Valley in the Shelbourne

Added by Sean Quinn on October 26, 2012 at 19:30 — No Comments

Boyne Valley at Dollymount

Added by Sean Quinn on July 15, 2012 at 13:36 — 4 Comments

Boyne Valley on the Canal

Added by Sean Quinn on June 25, 2012 at 16:12 — No Comments

Virginia

Added by Sean Quinn on May 13, 2012 at 17:03 — No Comments

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