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July 2010 Blog Posts (12)

Hugh Lane Gallery - Sir John Lavery Exhibition

Hi all,

This week there was a resounding call for the Hugh Lane gallery, so it's off to the Lavery Exhibition with the Dublin Sketchers!

Meet at 2pm, just inside the main doors and meet back at the same spot again at 4pm. The group will most likely head downstairs to the café for a catch up and chats (and of course cake).

Information on Sir John Lavery is here…

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Added by Dublin Sketchers on July 30, 2010 at 14:30 — No Comments

Kilmore Paint Out - Gourmet Lunch!

A great day painting today and the best fish 'n chips in Ireland!

Added by Michael McGuire on July 27, 2010 at 21:44 — 4 Comments

Sat in Easton Md

My final challenge painting, was able to sell this one also, so the burning blacktop was a little easier; and the quick draw in Easton (garden scene) a crowd of about 150 painting within a few blocks at 105 degrees temp. Looking forward to 65 degrees in Ireland--probably go into shock.

Added by David Diaz on July 26, 2010 at 0:30 — No Comments

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Added by Plein Eire Administrator on July 25, 2010 at 16:30 — No Comments

AITO Posters reach new heights

Karen and I were out putting up signs this morning for the imminent festival. This one was awkward because the spire was very slippy in the rain but she managed grand with me holding the ladder.

Added by Kevin Freeney on July 24, 2010 at 14:11 — 7 Comments

Done for my Dad's birthday..

Wasn't done Plein Air but based on a photograph, I'm afraid with my fear of heights following my Dad up a mountain just isn't going to happen! He's off climbing the Matterhorn in a week or so - this is done for his birthday this weekend.

Added by Tracy O'Brien on July 23, 2010 at 17:28 — No Comments

Dun Laoghaire Sunday 25th July

Due largely to the demands of the popular we're heading to the World Culture Festival in Dun Laoghaire ( Meeting outside the Dart station at 2:00pm and we'll meet back up just down from the station at the junction at 4:00 for coffee. If it's your first time sketching with us make sure you have a sketchpad in hand so that we'll recognise you.

See you…

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Added by Dublin Sketchers on July 23, 2010 at 17:13 — No Comments

last day

Day seven of small works challenge---temp keeps climbing, but that is what makes it a challenge---sold one of the small works off the easel---one of the finer points of confronting the open air and public. Can't do that in a studio.

Added by David Diaz on July 23, 2010 at 14:36 — No Comments

small works

Day 5 of a week of small works--sun came out, heat went up, and met a lot of nice people. Did part of a street.

Added by David Diaz on July 21, 2010 at 18:32 — No Comments


I have been painting in downtown Annapolis every day this week experimenting with small (6x8 and 5x7) paintings, but with large subjects---a challenge.

Added by David Diaz on July 21, 2010 at 0:06 — 4 Comments

Monkstown 2pm Sunday 11th July

Hi all,

This Sunday we will meet at Knox Hall - which is up from the DART Station at Salthill on the Monkstown main road, beside Goggins Pub. In particular, we will be looking at an exhibition by the "30 Artists' Group", in which one of our own regular members Mary O'Carroll will be exhibiting her work.

There is plenty in the general Monkstown area to sketch, including two Churches, several cafe's and pubs and of course the view of the sea. Here's hoping for some fine… Read on...

Added by Dublin Sketchers on July 9, 2010 at 15:17 — No Comments

Sunday 4th July - Christchurch Cathedral Area

Hi all,

This week we will head for the Christchurch, Winetavern St. area of Dublin where the Kings of Concrete Festival is taking

place. For those interested in the Kings of Concrete Festival, here is

a link to the many activities which will be taking place in the area -

which is pretty much at the back of the Dublin City Council offices.… Read on...

Added by Dublin Sketchers on July 2, 2010 at 16:03 — No Comments

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