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Royal Institute of Oil Painters 2016

Sea Wall Shadow by Roy Connelly
Sea Wall Shadow. Oil on board, 8x6in, 20x15cm.

My painting, above, will be on show and for sale at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters annual exhibition with opens in London this week.

There was a record number of entries for this show so I’m pleased to have this one chosen by the selection commitee.

It was painted on location in late summer at Walton on the Naze.

You can buy it here.

Royal Institute of Oil Painters
Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1
30 November – 11 December 2016 View now.

 

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The Cherry Orchard – work in progress

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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.

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Moonrise at Scotland Street at the NEAC

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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.

Exhibition details

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!

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Stormy Weather

Stormy Sky SuffolkVery often the best light does not mean the best weather. It was cold and very windy, and standing in such an exposed location with no shelter it was a bit of a struggle against the elements.

The clouds were moving fast from right to left and I needed to work fast. I’m pleased with the outcome and am quite keen to return with a larger canvas.

This Suffolk landscape is in oil on stretched linen canvas. 16×16 inches, 40.5 x 40.5 cm.

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Work in Progress

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This is a view of the orchard at Assington Mill in Suffolk. I started it in April 2014 and managed two sessions before the scene had changed too much and I put it away for a year.

This photo was taken towards the end of day 3 (year 2). I think one more short session will see it finished.

It is 30×36 inches, 76 x 91 cm, oil on stretched linen canvas.

Contact me for a price if you are interested.

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Blackthorn Blossom

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.

Blackthorn Blossom

Above: Blackthorn Blossom. 36×36″, Oil on canvas.
Below: The painting on location. Note the rope holding the canvas against the wind

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Paint Out Norwich 2014

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Winners of the first Paint Out Norwich outdoor painting competition.

L to R: Chris Daynes, Haidee-Jo Summers, Roy Connelly.

28 pre-selected artists painting 4 locations with just 3 hours for each painting produced over 110 pictures on location in the fine city of Norwich.

The exhibition is on at The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral until 2nd November 2014. You can vote for your favourite artist here: http://www.paintoutnorwich.org/vote/

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Pin Mill

Pin Mill by Roy ConnellyPill Mill. 8 x 10 inches, 20 x 25cm, oil on board.

This view of Pin Mill on the River Orwell in Suffolk was painted on location last summer. I was set up outside the Harry King and Sons boat yard on the road to Pin Mill Sailing Club. The painting is now available from the excellent A&K Wilson Gallery in Harpenden.

Pin Mill is a great location for painting, sailing or just sitting and watching river life from the famous Butt and Oyster pub. It is also the setting for Arthur Ransome’s book We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea.

Below is one of my Pin Mill paintings in progress. This one is available from the prestigous Gallery France in the Dordogne.

Roy Connelly painting at Pin Mill

I usually have other Pin Mill paintings available and I’m happy to consider commissions of this wonderful location. You can contact me here.

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