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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NEAC 2013

ox Valley Straw Bales. Suffolk oil painting by Roy ConnellyBox Valley, Straw Bales. 10x12in, 25x30cm. Oil on board.
Click image for a close up view.

This painting has been selected for the New English Art Club annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London.

You can purchase it here.
(Update: It sold on the first open day)

New English Art Club
Mall Galleries, London, SW1
(next to Admiralty Arch)
29th Nov – 8th Dec 2013

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Gallery France

I am very proud to announce I am now represented internationally. From November my paintings are available at the prestigious Gallery France in Beynac-et-Cazenac in the Dordogne.

Beynac

Beynac-et-Cazenac is a beautiful village in south-west France that was used as a location in the film Chocolat.

Gallery France is one of the leading art galleries in France specialising in 21st century artwork. Established in 1998, Gallery France represents some of the finest artists from across the world, in styles from traditional Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Realism up to the more contemporary and provocative works of art. The artists represented have work in the finest private collections and museums around the world.

Visit the Gallery France website
Contact Gallery France

Gallery France
Chemin dir. Château (pedestrian zone)
Beynac-et-Cazenac
24220
France
Email: info@galleryfrance.com
http://galleryfrance.blogspot.com

 

 

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Painting in the Stour Valley

Straw Bales in the Stour Valley by Roy ConnellyMid August in the Stour Valley, Suffolk.

This is one of the oil paintings I’ll be showing at the Plein Air Brotherhood exhibition that opens on Sunday 17th October 2013 at A&K Wilson Gallery.

It was painted entirely on location on the morning of 14th August near Smallbridge Hall shortly after the barley had been harvested.

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Plein Air 2013

The 3rd annual Plein Air Brotherhood exhibition opens on Sunday 27th October.

Do come along and meet the artists, look at some great paintings, share a glass of wine and maybe buy a picture.

PAB invitation 2013There will be plenty of new paintings by the members: Adebanji Alade, Antony Bridge, Roy Connelly, John Dobbs, David Pilgrim and Karl Terry. This year we are joined by a couple of guest artists – our friends, Tony Dakin and Graham Webber.

The Third Annual Plein Air Brotherhood Exhibition

The exhibition runs from 27th Oct – 9th Nov 2013
Tuesday & Wednesday 9.15–5.30. Thursday 9.15–2.00, 6.00–8.00
Friday & Saturday 9.15–5.30. Sunday & Monday Closed

A selection of paintings from the exhibition can be viewed at
www.akwilsongallery.co.uk

A & K Wilson Gallery Ltd,
11 Station Approach, Harpenden,
Herts. AL5 4SP
Tel: 01582 760824 E-mail: drew@akwilsongallery.co.uk

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Outdoor Painting Workshop

Craft of the Landscape Painter
Assington Mill

Assington MillIf you want to be able to paint the world around you, to get outside and capture the effect of light on the landscape without resorting to copying photographs, then this one day workshop is for you.

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 although you are welcome to use acrylics if you prefer.

For those nervous of working out in the open the secluded location is ideal, at the end of a long track down into one of Suffolk’s beautiful ‘hidden valleys’ between Constable’s Stour Valley and Gainsborough’s home town.

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

September 2013, 10am – 5pm with the option of staying on in the evening
Assington Mill, Bures Road, Assington, Suffolk, CO10 5LZ
Want to know more? View the pdf brochure
What to bring. Your usual oil painting kit including an easel suitable for outdoor use and outdoor clothing.

craft of the landscape painter brochureClick image above to read the brochure (pdf)

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Stour Valley paintings

Stour Valley painting WP_001249
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.

down in the stour valley P1080097
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.

Stour Valley P1080504
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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