We ate our scones,
We drank our tea,
No-one queried our sanity.
Outside, all wet and cold and windy.
Then, on the stroke of noon
A slant of SUN lit up the room.
Creativity fanned by this deception
Ten artists disappeared together
To sketch and paint Malahide in Winter.…
Click on the link below for an article on the recent discovery of a painting by one of the fathers of modern landscape and plein air painting.
Added by Tony Robinson on January 24, 2014 at 11:05 — No Comments
Today I was working in my studio, when I looked outside and guess what, the sun was shining and screaming come out and paint, I did just this. I went home gathered my equipment and off I went, bare in mind that I had not used this gear in almost a year. A quick look inside my easel and all seemed to be ok. I got to my destination set up and started to paint It wasn't long…Read on...
Annie Cahill, Phil Hofler, Tom King, George McHugh, Neil O'Keeffe, Tony Robinson, Karen Scannell and Louise Treacy gotr their brushes wet in and around the village of Duncormick for a first paint-out of 2014. Wet and chilly to start but brightened up with clear light and strong cloud shapes in the afternoon. Most of the group settled in nearby Cullenstown where there is an amazing piece of 'outsider art';…Read on...
The told us this morning there would be dry sunny spells this afternoon. It never stopped raining. But that made no difference to hardy Boyne Valley Plein Eirers. Nine of us met in Castlebellingham, Co.Louth,a little gem for painters and I hope we will return soon.Rainy Day in Castlebllingham
Our good friend, Michael Richardson, is off on a painting adventure to Bolivia and Lake Titicaca on Sunday. Michael is well known to many visitors to Art in the Open festival from his regular participation and workshops. He has launched a new signature set of beginners' brushes he recommends as ideal for small plein air works produced by Rosemary & Co. Brushes in UK. He also endorses Michael Harding oil paints. These excellent ranges of brushes and paints are also available from our…Read on...
Added by Plein Eire Administrator on January 17, 2014 at 2:30 — No Comments
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…Read on...
Added by jan baggen on January 7, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments