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Norah Blount
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  • Leixlip, Co.Kildare
  • Ireland

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I promised to send the details for this new magazine to a few people I met on paint-outs so here it is - it comes out every two months and Issue 4 is out this week or you can subscribe on-line if…Read on...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patrick Brennan Sep 10, 2011.

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Are dates and locations for all paint-outs listed here under "plein Air Events" ? I thought I saw the Dublin group meeting today but couldnt find it when I looked last night and the same for the…Read on...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norah Blount Sep 19, 2011.


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Norah Blount joined Phil Hofler's group
May 18
Norah Blount commented on Bea Jordan's group Plein Air Kildare
"Loads, the canals - Hazelhatch, Sallins, Castletown, Maynooth but these are mostly in North Kildare which might be far to travel. I live in Leixlip and often paint locally midweek when able (recovering still from broken wrist so carrying stuff is a…"
May 18
Norah Blount commented on Bea Jordan's group Plein Air Kildare
"It looks like a great location. Ill be starting to get out again in a few weeks hopefully, I was going to try nearby Castletown House as there are porta loos there as well as take away coffee etc. Hopefully we will all be out safely again soon"
May 18
Norah Blount joined Bea Jordan's group

Plein Air Kildare

Let’s get out in the open air and paint, draw , chat and exchange tips.  A group for artists using any medium based in Kildare and beyond. All levels of experience welcome . See More
May 18
Norah Blount commented on Kyrle Cahill's blog post Nights Murano
"This is beautiful Kyrle, really lifts the spirits. I can see your skills in printing coming through, there is so much to look at, one I will keep coming back to. I have never heard of that technique with digital wc, will have to look into that. I…"
Oct 22, 2020
Norah Blount commented on Elizabeth Mansfield's photo


"Elizabeth how lovely to log on this morning and see your joyful paintings, they are beautiful."
Oct 17, 2020
Norah Blount commented on Sean Quinn's event 'Online Paint-out for Murano, Italy. World's most colourful town'
"Thank you Sean, just what we need, Ive been painting a lot of flowers so a change is needed"
Oct 5, 2020
Norah Blount is attending Sean Quinn's event

Online Paint-out for Murano, Italy. World's most colourful town at Murano, Italy

October 7, 2020 at 6pm to October 14, 2020 at 7pm
Online paint-out for Murano/Burano, Italy. World's most colourful  towns for houses and shops.   Also canals that can be traversed through the magic of Google Maps.    Here's a sample of the views and people can find their own inspiration.Links that will take you down the canal1…See More
Oct 5, 2020
Norah Blount commented on Kevin Lewis's photo

Boat Studies at Rosslare Safe

"Great studies expertly drawn Kevin. I love boats too, love being on them - especially the ones on the west coast going across to the beautiful islands, the rougher the sea the better."
Sep 25, 2020
Norah Blount commented on Kyrle Cahill's blog post Artyclass free Keiko Tanabe lesson
"Ah thats a beauty Kyrle, Im sorry I missed that one, I think Ive registered for Aines one in Oct, take care"
Sep 23, 2020
Norah Blount commented on Noel Hayes's photo

Castletown House

"A wonderful place to walk especially during our kildare lockdown, great depiction of Castletown Noel"
Sep 19, 2020
Norah Blount commented on Joe Jordan's photo

wild september at carna 8x10 oil/panel

"This is my favourite from your trip this time, just love it"
Sep 19, 2020
Norah Blount commented on Caroline Carroll's photo

Red Roof Mweenish

"A couple of wonderful paintings in your unique style Caroline"
Sep 19, 2020
Norah Blount commented on Irene Dixon's photo


"Somewhere safe to spend some time, you really caught a sense of peace and calm Irene"
Sep 19, 2020
Norah Blount commented on Kevin Lewis's photo

Old Garage

"You are bringing back memories of my first job working in a petrol station, just love it and so glad you captured it so beautifully Kevin"
Sep 19, 2020
Norah Blount commented on Sally Downey's photo


"This captures our lovely country so well Sally, at its best on grey days, beautiful painting"
Sep 19, 2020

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painting from the car home made easel

I found this while thinking about ordering a new plein air set up for watercolour outdoors or in the car, looks handy

Posted on May 16, 2020 at 13:55 — 3 Comments

Covid 19 Howth virtual paint-out

This is one I found in my pile of un-finished paintings from Dublin Plein Air festival, I have tried to touch up some of it but I took no photos so I will wait till I can return out there some day to catch some of the deep colours I remember on the rocks in front of me. I remember the tide was coming in fast and I had to move Looking forward to trying a few from photos later today, take care all…

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Posted on May 2, 2020 at 12:20 — 9 Comments

Visit to Sorolla exhibition National Gallery

A wonderful exhibition, worth a few return visits. I didnt get a group photograph but I think Kyrle did - you can add it on here if you like Kyrle. A few of us tried sketching in Merrion Sq afterwards and Kevin went to great extremes to find a few roofs to paint in the city centre…

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Posted on August 18, 2019 at 7:02 — 3 Comments

Sonairte paint with Boyne Valley

Thank you Sally for a lovely paint out today, it is a great location. I missed you in the courtyard when I had my camera but is that you reflected in the teapot ?…

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Posted on July 13, 2019 at 15:30 — 1 Comment

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At 8:59 on March 20, 2020, Julian Reynolds said…

I was only out a couple of times with the group, at Sandycove and Cabinteely a couple of years ago, but hope to do more.

At 22:29 on September 23, 2019, Kyrle Cahill said…

Hi Norah. speaking of Second Sleep, I heard an interesting interview between Tubridy and Robert Harris the author who has just written a novel called just that. it has an interesting twist, its out on kindle and I just got it this minute. Its dystopian and I'm saying no more.

At 0:26 on September 24, 2018, Frank mc auliffe said…

Hello. Thanks for your invitation. I do not have alerts set sobsorry for not reacting when you r request came in. Thanks again

At 20:26 on June 27, 2018, Kyrle Cahill said…

Hi Norah

you never disturbed me at all it was a pleasure to chat. I had the best time there, I have not enjoyed painting as much in a long long long time, I will definitely do more as soon as there is a paint out, I'll make sure I'm on it.


At 20:05 on June 27, 2018, Susan Crossan said…

Up and running Norah! Watch this space... 

At 7:25 on February 26, 2018, Margaret Costello said…

Thanks so much Norah. That book looks great, and I've sent for a copy via Amazon. It was really nice to meet you on Saturday.I'm looking forward to another Plein Eire day, but just a bit less cold!

At 13:16 on February 21, 2018, Noel Hayes said…

Unfortunately can't make weekdays yet. Looking forward to the day I can. It's coming up, not soon enough. Any weekends?

At 12:47 on February 21, 2018, Noel Hayes said…

Hi Norah, good to hear form you, nice to see someone local. Look forward to attending some Paint Outs. Just signed up, intended to do this for such a long time.

At 14:20 on September 16, 2017, Paul D'Arcy said…

Pleasure Norah, glad you enjoyed it.

At 20:44 on August 27, 2016, Mary Toland Comiskey said…
Hi Nora, my name might be familiar to you because my brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law live in Leixslip. Patsy & Elma(yoga teacher) have moved now but we used to visit them in Leixslip.

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