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Cliff top paintings in Cornwall

danger old mine workingsWho could resist a sign like that?  Earlier this year I spent some time in Cornwall painting from the cliff tops. Although the days were sunny there was often a strong wind blowing across the cliffs from the Atlantic Ocean. I was using my Open Box M palette/panel holder on a Velbon tripod to keep my boards steady. Here are some photos from the trip.

Below: Painting the view along the coast to Pendeen Watch lighthouse from Levant Mine.

Landscape painter Roy Connelly painting at Levant mine in Cornwall

Work in Progress Pendeenby Roy Connelly

Pendeen Watch oil painting by Roy ConnellyAbove: Pendeen Watch Lighthouse from Levant Mine.
Oil on board, 8 x 10 inches.
Sold by The Little Picture Gallery in Mousehole.

Roy Connelly painting Lands End Cornwall

Lands End oil painting by Roy ConnellyAbove: Painting Land’s End from the cliff top near Sennen.
Below: Sunset on the last evening.Roy Connelly painting at sunset near Lands End.

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A day by the coast

Rye Harbour, oil painting by Roy ConnellyRye Harbour, oil on board, 8×10 inches.

Rye Harbour summer afternoon, oil painting by Roy ConnellyRye Harbour – Summer Afternoon, oil on board, 6 x 10 inches

painters at Rye Harbourpainters at work

Five minute sketch at Rye HarbourA five minute sketch in oil on board. 6×8 inches

At the weekend Karl Terry invited a group of friends to join him for a day’s painting. He arranged access to a private stretch of the river at Rye in East Sussex then, in the evening, showed off his skills at the barbeque.

The 5 minute sketch above was the result of a challenge.  We all went over the time limit – this one took me about 10 minutes.


Thanks Karl 🙂

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Salisbury Art Show

Oil painting of The River Thames at Aston near HenleyRiver Thames at Aston near Henley, Oil on board, 20x16in.

The Salisbury Art Show is on now until the 4th of June 2011.  The exhibition is helping to support the charity Help for Heroes.

Both of the paintings shown here feature in the show. To see the complete collection of my work – click here.

Oil painting of West Wittering by Roy ConnellyWest Wittering. Oil on board, 12x12in.

The Salisbury Art Show
Saturday 28th May – Saturday 4th June 2011
At Leaden Hall, 70 The Cathedral Close, Salisbury SP1
Saturday 28th May – Saturday 4th June 2011
11 – 4pm Open daily Free Admission


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Cover Prize Shortlist


My painting Wittering Light has been short-listed in a competition to choose a cover image for the next Ken Bromley Art Supplies catalogue.

To see all the shortlisted images  click here and don’t forget to vote for your favourite!

Another of my paintings, Watching the Thames,  has also been long listed for the London Lives painting competition.

Update: This picture has now made the shortlist and will feature in the exhibition at Bankside gallery in September.

Watching the Thames

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Lyme Regis, Dorset

I recently spent a week painting in Dorset.  Although it was really a research trip for Victoria‘s next novel I did get some time to paint. Here are a few photographs from the trip.

Cobb Walk

An evening stroll along the Cobb.


View from Eggardon Hill.

Lyme Regis dusk

The Cobb habour at dusk.


Very fresh fish from the Old Watch House
which sells locally caught fish, crab and lobster
by the Cobb in Lyme Regis.


Simon from the Old Watch House fish shop
with some hand dived local scallops


We took a trip out to.. Well I’m not too sure where.Dorset Studies

Here are some of the panels I painting during the week.

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Lasers at Lyme Regis

Lasers at Lyme

This is a very quick sketch of the Lasers setting sail at Lyme Regis.  They had sailed past me as I was painting at the end of the Cobb and I quickly sketched a couple of them before rushing round to the beach to paint the picture shown here. The intense colour of the backlit sails was an irresistible subject but one which lasted only a few minutes before they set off again. It is 6 x 10 inches, oil on board.

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