Work in progress. This is part way through a painting of the cherry orchard in the morning light. I was drawn to the way the early light catches the tops of the cherry trees. It’s an effect that doesn’t last long, and doesn’t occur every day. Hopefully I’ll get a few more chances to paint this before the leaves fall.
Oil on board. 8x10in, 20x25cm.
I will be teaching a plein air oil painting workshop at Assington Mill in Suffolk on Saturday 17th September 2016. Based at a 17th century watermill in 70 acres of private nature reserve, it would be hard to find a more perfect location to hone your outdoor oil painting skills.
The one day course on Saturday 17th September 2016 will cover the follow topics.
Setting up outside
Working methods and techniques
Finishing paintings on location
Getting your wet oil paintings home again
All for just £95 with the added bonus of delicious home-made lunch in the farmhouse kitchen, biscuits and cakes throughout the day.
For those already familiar with outdoor painting this is a great opportunity to paint at this fabulous location and for those a little nervous of working in public this secluded landscape is perfect. We will have the freedom of this 70-acre private nature reserve with stunning views.
Join me at Assington Mill in Suffolk for a one day workshop to further your plein air painting skills.
This practical course is for those who already have some oil painting experience and want to paint outside in a wild and beautiful setting. Painting landscapes en plein air has a distinguished history but, with many painters today relying on photography, the craft of the landscape painter is being lost.
Working in the grounds of the mill and the surrounding private nature reserve, we will focus on producing a series of completed oil paintings by direct observation.
I’m pleased to have had this picture selected for the New Engliah Art Club Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. I painted this one evening last July. Scotland Street is a small hamlet east of Stoke by Nayland in Suffolk.
Oil on board in handmade water-gilded frame.
Image size: 10×12 inches, 25x30cm. SOLD
Contact me if you would like a complementary invitation to the Private View.
16 June-25 June
Open 10am-5pm (closing 1pm on final day)
Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1
You can view featured artwork from the exhibition online here, and you can click here to see/buy mine!
Spring is marching on, excuse the pun, and it’s almost time for the blackthorn to blossom. I painted this large canvas of a blackthorn bush on location above the Stour Valley over a couple days. It is 36 x 36 inches in oil on canvas and it’s currently available from Island Fine Arts.
Above: Blackthorn Blossom. 36×36″, Oil on canvas.
Below: The painting on location. Note the rope holding the canvas against the wind
Island Fine Arts
Roy Connelly and Friends
Bembridge, Isle of Wight
2 - 26 April 2018
Denton Fine Art
I'm pleased to now be showing with this prestigious new gallery in Lavenham, Suffolk.
Paintings are available directly from me in Suffolk or from a small number of Fine Art Galleries in London, Cornwall, the South of France and the Isle of Wight.
Prices range from £350 - £3,000.
Please visit the 'Galleries' or 'Contact' pages above.