Category Archives: On Location

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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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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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.

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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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