We had some amazing light under the passing storm clouds last week. Here are a couple of photos taken when I was out painting above the Box Valley in Suffolk.
Below, is a photo of the passing storm clouds that I have pasted to the picture I was painting at the time. You can click on the images to enlarge them. It’s interesting for me to look back and see how they compare. If you look closely you can see the rain drops on the painting.
The painting was oil on board, 12×16 inches.
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!
Very 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.
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.
Sunlight on Fields. 12 x 12 inches, 30 x 30 cm. Oil on board.
I painted this on location last year. It is probably my most abstract painting to date.
Currently for sale at Island Fine Arts.
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
My next exhibition opens on Saturday at Island Fine Arts. Featuring work from Janet Ledger, Roger Dellar and myself it runs from the 7th Feb till 31 March 2015.
All the paintings can be seen on the Island Fine Arts website and I’ll also be posting a selection here.
The painting below, painted on a bright frosty morning here in Suffolk, was the first of mine to sell.
Frosty Morning. 10×12 inches, oil on board. (Click for larger image)
Winter Shadows at Assington Mill, Suffolk.
Oil on board, 8×12 inches, 20x30cm. SOLD
This painting was voted into the Royal Institute of Oil Painters 2014 annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London where it sold last december.
It was a pleasure to paint and I hope we get some decent snow this winter.
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/
Those lovely people at Visit Suffolk have written a very nice short article about me. You can read it here: Roy Connelly : Capturing The Landscape in One Sitting