This 36 inch canvas of the Stour Valley at Wiston near Nayland in Suffolk was painted in late May 2012. I worked on it for 3 days with the majority of the painting completed on the first day. After that, I only made minor changes and all work was completed on location.
I had thought I was on a quiet road but at one point four cars stopped, completely blocking the road, and everyone had got out to look. It was like a bizzare street party in the middle of nowhere but they all soon left and peace returned to this quiet country lane in a peaceful corner of Suffolk.
Above: Blocking in the big shapes over the ghost of an abandoned painting.
Below: The finished painting – click for a closer look.
Wiston near Nayland, Stour Valley in Suffolk.
Oil on canvas 24×36 inches.
The Plein Air Brotherhood were joined at the opening of their first exhibition by Ken Howard OBE RA.
In the photo above are, left to right: Adebanji Alade, Karl Terry, John Dobbs (in doorway), David Pilgrim, Roy Connelly, Ken Howard OBE RA, Antony Bridge.
There is a nice write up of the exhibition on the website of artist Liam O’Farrell.
The Old Cock Inn, Harpenden. 8x 10 inches, oil on board.
The Inaugural Exhibition of the Plein Air Brotherhood opens this week at the A&K Wilson Gallery in Harpenden.
The picture above is one of several of Harpenden painted recently when PAB artists, Adebanji Alade, Roy Connelly and John Dobbs visited ahead of the exhibition.
Everyone is welcome to attend the preview night, where they will be able to meet the artists. You can download an invitation here: Plein Air Brotherhood Invitation
The Inaugural Exhibition of The Plein Air Brotherhood
1st – 30th September 2011
A & K Wilson Gallery Ltd,
11 Station Approach, Harpenden,
Herts. AL5 4SP
Tel/Fax: 01582 760824
You can learn more at the Plein Air Brotherhood website.