Open now: Four paintings in The Pyramid Gallery's Summer Show (Ends Sep 2nd).
Lynne Roebuck (Handwritten) 

En Plein-air Paintings, UK Landscapes

Current plein-air landscape paintings in oil available, all on canvas panel.

Painting outside at Burton Agnes Hall and Gardens

Places I plan to paint en plein-air in 2019

Updated: 1 June 2019

Finally, I've just about got my head above water since my exhibition at Burton Agnes finished. So after a long gap, I can now get outside to paint again – whoop-whoop!

My art show in May was the first where I showed a lot of paintings. As I explain elsewhere on this website, I've been completely focussed on creating a collection of paintings to add to my landscape linocuts. It has been a lot of work and quite an achievement, though I say so myself. I've been walled-up in my garret working long days for what feels like months, and now that I have a collection I can show, the pressure is much eased. Thank goodness!

So I'm about as excited as I can be anticipating my week, which is almost here, up at Bamburgh Castle where I'm going to overdose on painting outside. I'm hoping (weather permitting) to complete 12 outdoor oil paintings. Truth is I'm treating that target as a 'nice to have'. I've pushed myself hard since the middle of 2018, and am not sure it's been too clever health and wellbeing wise. It's too easy to forget to take a break when you're self-employed, and have a work ethic like mine. So Bamburgh is as much about chilling-out as it is about painting. I can't put into words how excited I feel about it.

Later in the year (August Bank Holiday), I'll be exhibiting in York and would like to paint by the River Ouse before the show. After this, I intend to be up at Whitby, a favourite haunt of mine.

Of course I have lots of other ideas, for linocuts and studio paintings. They're all nagging for attention already, for when I get back from Bamburgh. I'm also now intent on securing more representation in galleries. So we'll just have to see how much time painting on location I actually get this year – as is always the case of course.

Open now: Four paintings in The Pyramid Gallery's Summer Show (Ends Sep 2nd).