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Outdoor Painting Workshop

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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.

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The one day course on Saturday 17th September 2016 will cover the follow topics.

  • Equipment
  • Materials
  • Setting up outside
  • Working methods and techniques
  • Short cuts
  • 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.

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For online bookings and information please visit AssingtonMill.com.

For information and telephone bookings contact Anne Holden on:
Tel: 01787 229955
Mobile: 07770 550570
Email: info@assingtonmill.com

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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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Paint Out Norwich 2014

Paint Out Norwich

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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Landscape Painting Workshop in Suffolk

Join me for a day’s outdoor painting in this beautiful and hidden corner of Suffolk. If you want to paint the world around you, to get outside and capture the effect of light on the landscape without relying on copying photographs, then come along to this one day workshop.

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Suffolk painting workshop location

Working close by the mill and in the surrounding private nature reserve we will paint a series of landscapes by direct observation. This course is aimed at oil painters of all levels who want to work confidently in the great outdoors (you are welcome to use acrylics if you prefer).

The wonderful surroundings of this secluded location are ideal. Situated at the end of a long track down into one of Suffolk’s beautiful ‘hidden valleys’ Assington Mill has great views and plenty of cover so we can still work outside even if the weather turns bad.

The artistic heritage of this part of Suffolk is immense with John Constable, Thomas Gainsborough, Alfred Munnings and John Nash all living and painting within a few miles. In fact, Assington Mill was once owned by a John Constable – a relative of the painter himself.

This every practical day begins witha look at the range of plein air painting equipment now available to the outdoor artist. From traditional French easels and pochade boxes to ultra light-weight palette and panel holders from the US.

All with the added bonus of home-made lunch, biscuits and cakes throughout the day.

14th September 2014, 10am – 5pm with the option of staying on in the evening
Assington Mill, Bures Road, Assington, Suffolk, CO10 5LZ

Bring your usual oil painting kit including an easel suitable for outdoor use and outdoor clothing.

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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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Stour Valley paintings

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Stour Valley. Oil on canvas, 15 x 28 inches, 38 x 71 cm.

The recent hot weather has actually made it harder to paint outside in the last few weeks but as the blue skies seem to have been been  missing for so long it’s been great to get out and paint them.

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Early summer in the Stour Valley
Suffolk. Oil on canvas, 13 x 16 inches, 33 x 41 cm.
This is on a French 6F size canvas – see note below.

The painting above is on a French 6F size canvas – see note below. The lush greens of early summer have now given way to rich golden shades of harvest time.

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A 20 x 30 inch canvas on the easel in 30C/86F heat with no shade.

The middle painting above is on a French 6F size linen canvas. French canvas sizes are set of standard sizes for Figure (F), landscape – Paysage (P) and Marine (M). This picture is on a canvas intended to be used in portait format but I have used on its side.

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Chelsworth Open Gardens

The last day of June was a stunner. If only the other 29 days had been as good. I went to Chelsworth in Suffolk for the wonderful Open Gardens day. This was painted on a little island in the River Brett while I listen to a band playing in the grounds of the nearby pub, The Peacock Inn. There is a short video clip below where you can hear the band and listen to water.

Chelsworth Open Gardens P1070850Oil on board. 12 x 10 inches.

 

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