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January 2015 Blog Posts (10)

Brush Mileage!!!

 This time of year its hard to try to stick the cold and wind. However I have been doing my best to get out and paint as I need " Brush Mileage" I am like the michelin man with all the layers on in an effort to keep the Baltic wind out of my bones.

One thing though, the cold makes me paint quicker and stay away from detail, as I know 1hour and 15-30 minutes will be the max I can stick the cold, before I have to head in and get rid of the numb fingers!!!

YES I do have fingerless…

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Added by Louise Treacy on January 31, 2015 at 9:40 — 1 Comment

Donald Maier Memorial paint out Screen

Two quickies painted on the first of the year official Plein Eire South East Plein Air, paint out in Screen Co Wexford, which we dedicated in honour of Don,Donald Maier R.I.P. This little village was where Don and Suzie Majikol-Maierattended their last paint out in Ireland on…

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Added by Louise Treacy on January 26, 2015 at 11:57 — No Comments

Boyne Valley paintout, Bellewstown 17th Jan 2015

Part of the great turnout on a very cold day.

Added by Sally Downey on January 25, 2015 at 12:40 — No Comments

Boyne Valley paintout, Castletown House, 24th Jan 2015

Welcome to Ray, Eamonn (hiding behind Paul) and Andy. We look forward to meeting them again.  Great turnout (14) despite the cold.  And a most enjoyable day.

Caroline, lost in her painting.…

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Added by Sally Downey on January 25, 2015 at 12:30 — No Comments

"The Don Maier New Year Paint-Out"

Added by Dick Donaghue on January 24, 2015 at 15:52 — 3 Comments

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 Paint Out Newbridge House 10.01.2015

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Added by Sally Downey on January 11, 2015 at 23:57 — 9 Comments

Sad news.

It was very sad to hear of the passing of a good friend of this site, Don Maier yesterday. I had the pleasure of meeting and painting with Don and Suzie during AITO 2012. The "painting coat" came in handy for Don at Tintern Abbey when he was painting in a shady cool spot. When my car broke down in Wexford on the Sunday of AITO I met Suzie and Don along the town, we sat down for coffee, a chat and cake

Don was so droll and with such a dry wit, it took my mind off the car disaster!!

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Added by Louise Treacy on January 11, 2015 at 11:01 — 4 Comments

Tacumshane 2015

What's a lovely way to start a new year?

Getting out to paint with fellow plein air painters on a gorgeous, bright, cloudless day in early January.

It was a fantastic start to the first paintout of 2015, dry crisp weather, blue skies and a lovely venue to meet up at Jerry Meyler's Millhouse Bar and Restaurant. Nine members of our group turned out to enjoy a lovely day of painting, craic, mince pies, mulled wine and the hospitality of Dee and John Moriarity at their lovely home…

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Added by Louise Treacy on January 3, 2015 at 23:53 — 2 Comments

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