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August 2010 Blog Posts (16)

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Breakfast in Prague 20"+24" A quick sketch.Once again over an old painting. From photo ref.of a city break last year.

Added by Paul Maloney on August 29, 2010 at 18:59 — 2 Comments

Who said plein air is not a competitive sport!

As if I was'nt bad enough but now admin man has gone and put up L E A D E R B O A R D S. I feel the adrenalin rush already.

Added by Paul Maloney on August 29, 2010 at 18:35 — 6 Comments

One More Tonight....

River Patrol

pastel, 14x22" on sanded board

#8 of 100 in 100…

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Added by Elaine Hurst on August 19, 2010 at 2:19 — No Comments

Figured out the blog section...

It has taken me awhile to figure out where the blog is, and what to do. Not sure why it took me so long! I still haven't gotten the setup right, as I was trying to put the painting in the middle of the screen. Ah well. I haven't been painting outside lately, as I am getting ready to go for a two week artist residency in Acadia National Park, in Maine,…
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Added by Elaine Hurst on August 19, 2010 at 2:13 — 1 Comment

Slade revised

Added by Paul Maloney on August 18, 2010 at 20:06 — 2 Comments

A very low cost pochade box..

I have recently finished building a heavy duty pochade box and put the details of its construction and concept drawings on my website.


If they are any use to anyone please feel free to copy them..


When I say plans that might be an exaggeration as the idea was scribbled out on some table napkins, but they are clearly viewable so I hope you will forgive their haphazard layout.
This pochade cost me…
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Added by Kevin Gough on August 18, 2010 at 9:42 — No Comments

THANK YOU TO OUR DEMONSTRATION ARTISTS FOR ART IN THE OPEN 2010



A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OUR DEMONSTRATION ARTISTS THIS YEAR...JUDY KOON, GRAHAME BOOTH, JOHN DINAN AND DAVID DIAZ. FOR THEIR SERIES OF INSPIRATIONAL DEMO.'s .YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS ADDED IMMENSELY TO THE SUCCESS OF THE FESTIVAL.

ALSO THANKS TO…

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Added by Karen Scannell on August 14, 2010 at 6:03 — 1 Comment

Howth - 2pm Sunday 15th

Hi all,



This Sunday the Dublin Sketchers will meet at the Bloody Stream pub/Entrance to the Howth DART Station at 2pm. Hopefully the weather will be kind! Might as well make the best of the summer and get to some nice outdoor locations while we can. Meet up again at 4pm at the same spot for coffee/seafood!



It has been a few months since we visited Howth and there is so much to sketch/paint out there.



I can't make it again this week as I am up the walls but I'm sure… Read on...

Added by Dublin Sketchers on August 13, 2010 at 15:08 — No Comments

Rob Ijbema's "Car a Day" Blog

I'm a huge motorsport fan and get my daily fix from this blog. For those of you who may not be aware of another aspect of Rob's art, here's the link:-

http://www.car-a-day.blogspot.com/

These are not plein air, because, for many of them, Rob has not yet perfected the art of time travel, but it sure looks so!

Added by Michael McGuire on August 11, 2010 at 16:29 — No Comments

People's Choice Awards

The People' Choice awards, where Art in the Open 2010 exhibition visitors ignore our esteemed judges' pronouncements to make their own selection of where the accolades should go, brought a bumper response this year. There were over 500 visitors to the exhibition on the opening bank holiday afternoon and a steady stream of visitors followed throughout the following week. Almost everyone took part and visitors could often be seen zig-zagging back and forth across the gallery comparing the merits… Read on...

Added by Plein Eire Administrator on August 10, 2010 at 11:00 — 9 Comments

anyone up for Kilmore Quay this evening

Summer is fading ,could be a beautiful evening with fab light, sun sinks and tips the houses fronting the beach. I have painted this one before and its a knockout scene.

Added by Paul Maloney on August 10, 2010 at 8:51 — 1 Comment

I am a Bacon fan but...

I am a Bacon fan but this is going too far.

Haven't done any tidying since June when the last of classes wound up.

Here are the excuses;

1. Katie our daughter was using the space to put together her portfolio for college and that worked out well, Dun Laoghaire gave her maximum marks (600) and offered her a place as did Ballyfermot.

2. Katie then practised her Still Life for her Leaving Cert here for nearly a week. Katie…

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Added by Kevin Freeney on August 9, 2010 at 12:24 — 9 Comments

Well done to Tony and his team for all the hard work . Best of luck to all our plein air artists . Looking forward to the gathering next year of perhaps the" worlds" biggest painting festival.

Well done to Tony and his team for all the hard work . Best of luck to all our plein air artists . Looking forward to the gathering next year of perhaps the" worlds" biggest painting festival. Read on...

Added by Paul Maloney on August 7, 2010 at 23:07 — 1 Comment

art in the Open

A very huge thanks to all planners and participants in Art in the Open. I don't remember when I have felt so welcomed and encouraged. I have been to quite a few paint outs, both juried and open, and would put this one at the top for it's organization and inclusiveness. Everything went smoothly from the time I got there until I had to say good by I don't know if I have met such a welcoming group of folks as you. I showed up pretty much a stranger and, after meeting you felt that I had known you… Read on...

Added by David Diaz on August 7, 2010 at 21:57 — 13 Comments

Plein Eire - Dublin ?

Anyone like to join a Plien Eire group for the greater Dublin area - where the greatest concentration of the population in Ireland is - or do you think that need is catered for by the Dublin Sketchers Group?
-John O'Flynn, D13

Added by john o'flynn on August 3, 2010 at 8:26 — 4 Comments

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