Sunday 1 August - Blackrock

 On Sunday 1st August from 2pm Dublin Sketchers will draw out and about in Blackrock (or sketch in your own location)

With the opening of indoor dining this week I still would prefer (weather permitting) to sit outside and watch the world go by, I wonder if many of you feel the same way(perfect opportunity to sketch) With that in mind I thought Blackrock a great location as I counted 12 coffee shops with lots of outside seating in the main street.
However, rather than meeting in a cafe or pub,we'll gather at the main gate of Blackrock Park, at 4pm. Remember to observe Covid rules

If it's your first time, just come along with your materials and paper. Say hello to any fellow sketcher you see. Don't worry if you're late, we usually are!
If you would like your sketch to be added to the website, email it to dublinsketchers@gmail.com
or post it to the Dublin Sketchers social WhatsApp if you're on that. If you're on Instagram use #dublinsketchers.Please edit your image so it is low resolution and properly oriented

 

Sketches from Sandymount and its surrounds , on Sunday 25th July 2021.



                                                             Olly

                                                              Betty

                                                        Caitriona S.

                                                              Alice

                                                              Lana
                                              
                                                             Isiolde

                                                          Caroline

                                                               Paul

                                                              Alex

                                                            Marie S.

                                                             Michael

                                                              Kate

Mary O'C

                                                              Mandy

                                                              Aodh

                                                          Peter B.

                                                            Art O C.




Sunday 25 July - Sandymount Green and surrounding neighbourhood

On Sunday 25 July from 2pm  Dublin Sketchers will draw out and about on or near Sandymount Green. Or sketch in your own location if you prefer.


 

Remember to observe Covid rules. Also take any usual precautions against sun burn.

Rather than meeting in a cafe or pub, we'll gather in the park, Sandymount Green itself, at 4pm.

There's lots of options to pick up a coffee nearby.


If it's your first time, just come along with your materials and paper. Say hello to any fellow sketcher you see. Don't worry if you're late, we usually are!

Sandymount Green is an animated and pretty village green that was was laid out in the 19c. It is the birthplace of WB Yeats. Sandymount strand is the setting of 2 episodes of "Ulysses". There's (another) Martello tower on the seafront, views of Poolbeg peninsula with its twin chimneys.

There is a villa by Gandon in the nearby Rehab campus (although restored and looking perhaps too neat). There are plenty of other interesting villas, terraces & churches (including the Star of the Sea Church featured in Ulysses).

If you would like your sketch to be added to the website, email it to dublinsketchers@gmail.com or post it to the Dublin Sketchers social WhatsApp if you're on that. If you're on Instagram use #dublinsketchers - Please edit your image so it is low resolution and properly oriented.

Sketches on Sunday 17th July 2021, from around Mount Pleasant Square, Ranelagh, Dublin 6.



                                                             Jose

                                                           Paul N.
                                                           Mauro

                                                       Marie Helene

                                                          Peter B.

Alice

                                                             Jessica

                                                           Marina

                                                           Caitriona

                                                            Kate K.

                                                           Caroline
'C
                                                            Mary O'C

                                                              Aodh

                                                         Olly (in Donegal !)

                                                               Betty

                                                           Michael C.

                                                        Chris  (in Youghal!)

                                                          Richard D.

                                                             Art O'C
                                                   







Sunday 18 July - Mountpleasant Square, Ranelagh

On Sunday 18th July from 2pm Dublin Sketchers will draw out and about Mountpleasant  Square, Ranelagh, Dublin 6. Or sketch locally if you prefer.

 

Mount Pleasant Square. (Credit – Archiseek poster ‘GrahamH’)
 

Remember to observe Covid rules.

Rather than meeting in a pub  or cafe, we'll gather in the public park on the open, Ranelagh Road, side of Mountpleasant Square at 4pm.

There are lots of places to pick up a coffee in nearby Ranelagh village.

If it's your first time, just come along with your materials and paper. Say hello to any fellow sketcher you see. Don't worry if you're late, we usually are!

Mountpleasant Square was begun c1820 and is  amongst many laid out in Dublin after the Act of Union.  Maurice Craig called it "The earliest and by far the most beautiful [of these early 19c squares] ... with three sides two of which are curved." ("Dublin 1660-1860" p303). Look out for the arch under the largest house on the straight side, for the ornate lamps standards and distant view of the dome of Rathmines Church.
For an alternative or a second sketch, try the park under the arch across Ranelagh Road. It's the last vestige of the 18c Ranelagh Gardens and has a pond fed by the Poddle.

If you can't join us, why not draw a square, terrace or pond near you?

If you would like your sketch to be added to the website, email it to dublinsketchers@gmail.com or post it to the Dublin Sketchers social WhatsApp group if you're on that. If you're on Instagram, use #dublinsketchers. Please edit your image so it is low res and properly oriented for posting.

Sketches from around Monkstown on Sunday 11th July 2021.

A wonderful turnout of very brave Sketchers, who produced mighty work,  considering the fairly extreme damp weather conditions 


                                                             Jessica

                                                            James M.

                                                              Olly 

                                                          Marie Helene

                                                             Paul N.

                                                           Marie S.

                                                             Pat McA

                                                            Caroline

                                                             Valerie

  Amélie

                                                           Mary O'C

                                                             Roisín

                                                             Peter B.

                                                               Betty

                                                            Michael  C.

                       
                                                           Louise G.

                                                              Mandy
                                               
                                                        Art O Connor.