Plein Air paintings don’t have to be small paintings

Stour Valley Nayland oil painting by Roy Connelly

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 by Roy Connelly
Wiston near Nayland, Stour Valley in Suffolk.
Oil on canvas 24×36 inches.

 

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