Work in Progress

Orchard at Assington Mill P1200617

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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New Exhibition Coming Soon

 

IFA2015 snow

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.

Meadow FrostFrosty Morning. 10×12 inches, oil on board. (Click for larger image)

 

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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.

Suffolk painting workshop
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.

Book Now, or find out more.

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Landscape and Light

Roy Connelly - Landscape and LightSome images from my forthcoming exhibition
Landscape and Light.

Paintings are available now, contact me, for details.

Do come along, I will be there all week and look forward to seeing you.
The Edmund Gallery
St Edmundsbury Cathedral
Angel Hill
Bury St. Edmunds
Suffolk IP33 1LS
24th – 29th May 2014

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