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Karen Scannell's Discussions

Plein Air Berlin/Brandenburg - 9th to 19th May 2015 - Open to All !
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Check the end of this discussion line for the latest comments..Continuing on from last years discussion...We're delighted that Marko and Nikoli  are again making plans for another Plein Air Berlin/…Read on...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Valerie Syms Martin Jul 4, 2015.

South East Plein Air Exhibition at The Cockleshell Gallery - November16th !
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  SEPA have the opportunity to exhibit at the "Cockleshell Gallery" this year, before…Read on...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karen Scannell Nov 13, 2012.

Wexford Slang -Translations ....and Sayings from our visiting friends...
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Has anyone got any more examples of sayings that people might hear, when in Wexford?If someone says the following:"Wats De Craic"? ---------------   Is there any news?"Quare"-----------------------…Read on...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karen Scannell Apr 30, 2013.

SEPA GROUP PAINTOUT- Conegal.
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Click on this for photos of the daySoooo much happened…Read on...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Freeney Apr 17, 2011.

 

"The Swallowsnest Studio "

BROADWAY, CO. WEXFORD...

Also "PLEIN AIR ARTISTS " Website

 What does an Artist gain from working " En Plein Air", that working in a studio doesn't achieve? I asked this question before painting outdoors, and after time, began to realize the wealth of information I had been turning my back on. I have a wide interest in Art and work in various  media, materials, and methods.  Plein Air , for me, has become a "touchstone" and a discipline - a connection with our "present", and helps to remind me of the beauty and inspiration to be found in our immediate surroundings.Painting Plein Air, I try to act as a "conduit" to the viewer, attempting to evoke the sense of curiosity and emotional response,which first caused me to stop - and look again...

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At 20:49 on September 4, 2016, Gloria Brereton said…
Thanks Karen, I enjoyed the day.
At 19:34 on July 21, 2016, Kevin Lewis said…

Karen sorry to hear about the winding down of 'The Swallow Nest'. Unfortunately I won't make it down tomorrow evening but may I say a big 'Thank you'  to you for all the times I enjoyed there in the company of yourself and other good friends. Also one to you for your attentive ear on occasions. You know the ones I mean. All the best for the future have a great evening. See you at AITO?

At 8:07 on June 25, 2016, Dick Donaghue said…

Ballymore Historic Features PAINT OUT is Sunday

June 26, 2016 from 12pm to 5pm – BallymoreComing from South. There is a sign on the left just as you approach Camolin. Turn Right here and up the road right again. Follow the (unofficial) signs in the hedges. Old house, Barns, Views over theetc.

At 21:01 on January 11, 2016, Maryland Federation of Art said…

Hi Karen! Thanks for suggesting that we join this site :)

At 12:36 on October 1, 2015, Barbara Knauf said…
Nice to meet you. It turns out that when I researched the Berlin workshop some more, that Fürstenberg is one and a half hours from Berlin, too far to travel from my friend's apartment in Berlin where I could stay. So it would not work for me. I live in Kansas City, do you ever visit the States?
Barbara
At 15:14 on September 13, 2015, Etain Feeley said…

Thanks for the recent invite Karen, didn't make it this time, apologies hope it went well.

At 14:15 on July 23, 2015, Etain Feeley said…

A big thanks goes out to you both for organising such a fantastic workshop, really enjoyed and hop ATIO, goes well.

At 12:09 on May 23, 2015, John Moriarty said…

we would like to go I think...

At 12:07 on May 23, 2015, Dick Donaghue said…

Thanks Karen, I've done that and see what happens.

At 11:24 on May 23, 2015, Dick Donaghue said…

OK. We'll see if anyone else has an idea. I thought we were going to Hook but if the gang ain't going I won't go that far. I have been out during the week painting Ferrycarrig jetty and castle. I may just go back there if nothing definite is posted. And the hotel is handy for a bit of lunch...

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Introduction To Plein Air Painting at Broadway, Co. Wexford

September 14, 2019 from 10am to 5pm
"Introduction to Plein Air " workshops, aim to arm you with the tools necessary to go outside to paint in confidence. I want to eliminate any confusion, and help direct you in a path for your own development En Plein Air, and beyond. These workshops are relaxed and fun, but also each minute is taken up with learning practice and discussion. Email : k-scannell@hotmail.com , text 0879335456 or message me here on facebook to book a place. Hope to see you there :)See More
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Introduction To Plein Air Painting at Broadway, Co. Wexford

September 14, 2019 from 10am to 5pm
"Introduction to Plein Air " workshops, aim to arm you with the tools necessary to go outside to paint in confidence. I want to eliminate any confusion, and help direct you in a path for your own development En Plein Air, and beyond. These workshops are relaxed and fun, but also each minute is taken up with learning practice and discussion. Email : k-scannell@hotmail.com , text 0879335456 or message me here on facebook to book a place. Hope to see you there :)See More
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Looking back to Wexford 2019

"Missed seeing you this year John :("
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Introduction to Plein Air Painting with Karen Scannell at Broadway, Co. Wexford, Ireland

August 17, 2019 from 10am to 5pm
Cost : €80 -email : theswallowsneststudio@yahoo.iephone : 0879335456 I sometimes forget how difficult it was when first painting outdoors, and I made a lot of mistakes . There are many forces at work to distract us, and it can feel very daunting. The aim of this workshop is to FastTrack you , towards building your knowledge and confidence, in order to set you on your journey . You will find out, quite quickly how Plein Air Painting can become a Passion ! Aimed for beginners to intermediate…See More
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Introduction to Plein Air Painting with Karen Scannell at Broadway, Co. Wexford, Ireland

August 17, 2019 from 10am to 5pm
Cost : €80 -email : theswallowsneststudio@yahoo.iephone : 0879335456 I sometimes forget how difficult it was when first painting outdoors, and I made a lot of mistakes . There are many forces at work to distract us, and it can feel very daunting. The aim of this workshop is to FastTrack you , towards building your knowledge and confidence, in order to set you on your journey . You will find out, quite quickly how Plein Air Painting can become a Passion ! Aimed for beginners to intermediate…See More
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Karen Scannell commented on Karen Scannell's event 'Ned Mueller Portrait Drawing Workshop'
"Two places have become available for Neds Workshop August 10th...Let me know if you'd like to attend ?"
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Karen Scannell commented on Karen Scannell's event 'Ned Mueller Portrait Workshop -FULL UP'
"Thanks to everyone for the support . This Event is now Full"
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Ned Mueller Portrait Drawing Workshop at Castlebridge Art Studio

August 10, 2019 from 10am to 5pm
Following the success of his last workshop, Ned has been asked to give another !Recognized as one of the best artists/instructors in the States, Ned has been working and teaching Art for over 50 years. His process sets about a clear approach to creating a portrait, and a "work of Art". He has an ability to understand the stage each artist is at, and to help bring them forward to the next level. Among his many accomplishments, he has been designated as a “Master Artist” with both the Oil…See More
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Karen Scannell commented on Plein Eire Administrator's group South East Plein Air
"In case I missed sending this to anyone, I'm just going to post here. Ned has been asked to do a second Portrait Drawing Workshop, which will be held Sat. 10th  Let me know if you'd like to book your place ?…"
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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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Posted 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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Posted on June 15, 2014 at 19:37

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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Posted on February 23, 2014 at 17:54

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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Posted on August 25, 2013 at 19:30

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