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Digital Virtual Paint-out HOWTH

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Digital Virtual Paint-out HOWTH

Time: April 27, 2020 at 11am to May 4, 2020 at 3pm
Location: Howth Harbour
City/Town: Howth
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Event Type: digital, virtual, paint-out, howth
Organized By: Sean Quinn
Latest Activity: May 7, 2020

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Because we can't meet face-to-face, this is a Digital Virtual Paint-out for the Howth area , no matter where in Ireland, people live, with imagery we can access online in our own homes.  Howth has a lot to offer with 2 lighthouses, a harbour with lots of colourful boats, a customs house, a martello tower and there's also a Howth castle.

 And we have a week to produce a result.   Participants can find their own inspirational  images online, and because the source is digital, people from around the country can take part.  Here are a few links. 

First Google Street, where one can travel around  in a virtual manner.,-6.0709905,3a,75y,266.89h,96.66t/data=!3m9!1e1!3m7!1sV6b7-paROZxAfrjeb-dsxw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192!9m2!1b1!2i31


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Comment by Norah Blount on April 30, 2020 at 18:15

Sean, I was thinking it would be good to put them in a blog, that way they would all be together for marking this period in our lives. It would be good to see them all toghether, each with their own individual way of making the virtual painting. I started on mine today from old photos I have from some of our paintouts and a few half finished sketches. First attempt is in the bin, there is always tomorrow

Comment by Sean Quinn on April 30, 2020 at 13:53

Kevin,   I think in the present circumstances, one of the most major crises, in the

history of the country, with people dying daily from it,   we are allowed

to upload en plein air, due to exceptional circumstances, without our

integrity being compromised,.

Comment by Kevin Lewis on April 30, 2020 at 12:56

Hi Sean, just to clarify if when uploading our paintings of Howth subjects, should we post them as blog posts, as technically they have been done from photos and not actually en plein air?

Comment by Noel Hayes on April 30, 2020 at 10:34

I have set up a zoom meeting if any wants to join for a chat about their paintings of Howth. There is a limit of 40 minutes as it is a free service.

"Invitation to Virtual Howth Sat May 2, 2020 02:30 PM Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 792 9290 3286"

Comment by Norah Blount on April 28, 2020 at 15:43

Elaine we will all be painting Howth from our computers so distance is no problem. I hope you are keeping well too. Kyrle I've never used that app so tks for the tips. With rain forctomoroww it will make a good one to try. Thanks Sean.

Comment by Joe Jordan on April 28, 2020 at 10:31

Include me in Sean

Comment by Sean Quinn on April 28, 2020 at 9:38

Thanks for all your kind and encouraging remarks.  Everyone is welcome

at home and abroad.  Regarding Elaine who had a query below, who is abroad,   

just upload photo of painting wherever it goes.  Also Pauline, just upload

it wherever it goes, naturally.

Comment by Phil Hofler on April 27, 2020 at 0:35

Great idea Sean! 

Comment by Kevin Lewis on April 27, 2020 at 0:02

Great idea Sean, count me in too.

Comment by Elaine Hurst on April 26, 2020 at 21:29

Hi all.  I have not been on here in ages and ages.  I also am not even in Ireland, although I really, really wish I were.  Can I paint along too?  Hi Norah!  Hope everyone is doing ok during this mess.

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