I’ve been working on a new collection since the new year, to say its been all consuming is an understatement. I have approached this latest series in a very different way. Instead of sourcing inspiration from the land or sky I’ve turned inward to paint from my own emotions and how a landscape can playContinue reading “Turning inward to find creativity”
Category Archives: CONTEMPORARY ART
Latest oil painting, just finished and yet to be named. Inspired by my recent trip to Suffolk
Building layers in oils
Original oil painting by Emma Connolly.
Hello, I’m off on a solo painting trip to Suffolk in October, I’ve found a cute little barn to stay in and I’m just going to walk and paint. I want to travel light so instead of packing big canvases and my oils I’m going to be taking a limited watercolour palette and paper. MyContinue reading “Watercolour Sketches”
A quiet beauty | Flowers in oils
Hello, I’ve been working on something quite different this week. I was asked by a client a few weeks ago if I could paint some florals. It’s not something I’ve done for a while so it was a really nice change and I thoroughly enjoyed the process. So far I’ve created two small paintings inContinue reading “A quiet beauty | Flowers in oils”
Latest Work In Progress- Oil On Canvas
I have lots of unfinished paintings in the studio right now, I kinda like it that way. I always love a work in progress don’t you? Building up layers, blending in, scraping back and uncovering something deep within the soul of the artist. My daughter laughs at me as my work is always so darkContinue reading “Latest Work In Progress- Oil On Canvas”
Always Comes Light
Just about finished. It’s been a while since I last painted a mixed media abstract. I’d prepared a dark base for another painting (see it in my last post) then woke up yesterday and thought nah, I fancy doing something free. So hence this new piece… Always Comes Light. Completely out of the darkness. TheContinue reading “Always Comes Light”
Painting up base layers today in prep for a botanical scene. Quite tempted to leave as is…
Hello dear friends, work has been somewhat confined to my head of late. I think with the pandemic and change of life I’ve felt a little out of sorts… same as everyone else I know. But then the sun came out and the garden started to burst with life and I suddenly just felt theContinue reading “Letting Go”
Latest collection sneak peak.
Textural oil painting on canvas. Just waiting for these to dry now before I finish them with oil pastel.