Pill 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.
I usually have other Pin Mill paintings available and I’m happy to consider commissions of this wonderful location. You can contact me here.
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-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.
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.
There 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
If 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.
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.
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.
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.
I’m very proud to feature in the summer edition of Artists and Illustrators magazine. For the summer they have a 10 page special on painting outside, following four plein air painters painting in Bath and Pin Mill.
On the cover (clockwise from top left): Antony Bridge, Valérie Pirlot, Paul Banning, Roy Connelly.