Yesterday I visited Room A at the National Gallery. This little known room is rarely visited as it is only open for a few hours each Wednesday afternoon. It houses around 800 pictures. I was there to see the gallery’s collection of works by Eugène Boudin. I made sketches of several of them – the one shown here is a beach scene at Trouville.
Above: Newgale Beach, Pembrokeshire. 8 x 20 inches, oil on board
This painting will feature in my exhibition at Island Fine Arts in June 2011
I was back in Pembrokeshire, West Wales, last week. And, being a plein air painter, there was a lot of weather to contend with. Frequently the best painting weather – ie. when it wasn’t actually raining – came in the last hour or so before dusk. But working fast against the fading light in wild locations is one of the great things about being a landscape painter.
Above: Me painting after sunset on a calm evening at Newgale.
We visited artist Naomi Tydeman and walked our dogs on the beach and out to Monkstone Point at sunset before an unforgetable dinner. Later in the week we met up for a meal with thriller writer Scott Mariani at his country house in a secret location in the wilds of West Wales.
I snapped this shot of the figure above walking across the sand or was it the sky at Newgale Beach. Below is another view of the same wonderful beach.
I have just returned from a very wet and windy week painting in Pembrokeshire, south west Wales. The coastline here is stunningly beautiful with long sandy beaches and rugged cliffs. Despite the wild weather I got plenty of painting done, much of it while sheltering behind the open tailgate of my car. The picture above is 8 x 36 inches (approx. 20 x 90 cm) and was painted with the easel resting in the boot. To see the painting in more detail, click on the image below.
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.
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