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October 2010 Blog Posts (8)

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this is the more abstract version of in the country

Added by Patrick Brennan on October 31, 2010 at 17:55 — No Comments

Paint out stories.

I have found that people cant help looking over the artists shoulder, some do ask first but others well you know.Some of the strangest places where i have encountered curious people,In my early days painting out I was rather shy, so I would go to remot locations, normaly into the hills around Donegal, I found a spot with a good view over Donegal bay, sat down, took out the required equiptment, there was a clear view all around, abslutily not a person in sight, aprox 20 minuets at the point you… Read on...

Added by Patrick Brennan on October 30, 2010 at 15:49 — 10 Comments

Sunday 31st - Collins Barracks!

This Sunday we are heading for Collins Barracks and the National Museum of Ireland - a place we have visited many times and always go back wanting more. The courtyard itself is amazing, the architecture beautiful and the exhibitions always interesting - with the most recent Irish High Crosses exhibition currently open. Lots for everyone!



Meet up at 2pm inside the main entrance (left of the courtyard) and meet again at 4pm in the cafe…

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Added by Dublin Sketchers on October 29, 2010 at 14:30 — No Comments

In the Quiet of the Country

This was painted from a series of photographs and sketches taken on one of my days in and around co Donegal. The Background hills are simplyfied so they do not distract from the forground.This painting containes both abstract (hills) and represintinal (forground),

Added by Patrick Brennan on October 25, 2010 at 19:37 — 10 Comments

Grand Canal, Sunday 24th @2pm

Hi there everyone!

Hope you are all keeping well and looking forward to a nice Sunday of sketching! This week we will spend a couple of hours taking in the Autumn delights of the Grand Canal - meeting up at 2pm just outside Starbucks on the Mespil Road (just up from Baggott Street).

If some of the group find the weather too cold or wet they can stay indoors and sketch there! We will all meet again inside Starbucks at 4pm. For those who…

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Added by Dublin Sketchers on October 22, 2010 at 14:46 — No Comments

When plein air is not plein air

Under the terms of posting I can only post this here as it was done from a painting, from a painting, from a painting, from a painting, from a pastel sketch and it'll probably go to another painting yet. The sketch was done at Lady Island last year or was it the year before? The image is still in my head and this is near to it.

Added by Kevin Freeney on October 21, 2010 at 18:24 — 5 Comments

Dubh Linn Gardens Sunday 2pm @Dublin Castle

This week we will head to the Dubh Linn Gardens (the original place of the dubh linn, the dark pool which gave Dublin its name!) - located behind Dublin Castle. Link to lots of info here - if the weather is bad we can just pop into Dublin Castle itself or the Chester Beatty which is always…
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Added by Dublin Sketchers on October 15, 2010 at 15:00 — 2 Comments

Phoenix Park this Sunday!

Hi all,

Isn't it only lovely outside - so to celebrate we're going to visit Phoenix Park this Sunday and hope that the fine weather predicted won't let us down! A number of people have shown an interest in visiting the zoo - while others weren't so sure - so a compromise has been reached!

We will all meet just outside the entrance to the zoo at 2pm - those who wish to go…

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Added by Dublin Sketchers on October 8, 2010 at 15:00 — No Comments

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