Friday, 17 January 2020

An oil painting of Brinscall Dusk Gloaming West Pennines

Brinscall at Dusk  . Gloaming . West Pennine Moors  Lancashire
110 cm x 70 cm
oil on canbvas

Brinscall at Dusk  . Gloaming . West Pennine Moors  Lancashire 
110 cm x 70 cm 
oil on canbvas
prints available

Gloaming Withnell Heights. A Small cold place, ridge-lined, it’s the dusk that better mirrors proportions, unmasks you in the changing of the light. “ I’ll meet you at the trysting tree when gloamin grey steals over the hill” poem by Sir Walter Scott. I’m looking forward to getting into my studio #falconmill to carry on my #gloaming project. Winter landscapes of the West Pennines and beyond to North Yorkshire and Cumbria. This 1 mete square oil is Brinscall Dusk. #westpenninemoors #lancashire #landscapepainting #manchester #gloaming #walterscott

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Casares Bahia, Summer sun Andalucia, Costa del Sol, oil on board, 22x30cm, painting by Lancashire artist Rob Miller RSA

Casares Bahia, Andalucia, Costa del Sol, oil on board, 22x30cm, ,
Rob Miller RSA
Today its the 4th August and it was literally pouring down in bucket loads today as I splashed my way towards the studio at the back of Falcon Mill Car park and climbed the wet stairs to the door. Once inside I switched on my lap top and the first image was Casares well I had to paint it there and then so I could feel the heat  of the sand on my feet as I ran into the surf to cool down.

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

A contemporary painting of Lancashire's Trough of Bowland Artwork for Sale

Winters here Trough of Bowland Lancashire
oil on linen board

I started painting this piece en plein air a couple of years ago and placed it to one side because I was busy with a couple of commissions. There was also a  couple of problems that I had with it. Mostly because I was in part determined to change my palette at the time and see some of Cezanne's greens appear. The subject matter was also an issue.  I was trying to move away from my fixation with old farm buildings gable ends when  set against fields and darker woodland. As well as other natural phenomena that sloped as most of Lancashire's hill country does.  The exception is either the flat of a roof or door lintel are in this case on the painting here the flat line of a distant Stocks Reservoir beyond the lovely village of  Slaidburn and the dark belt of Gisburn Forest in the distance.

I remembered all of my previous thoughts on colour when I was nearly finished. This morning  I had automatically moved towards Olive Green and ultramarine as the main balancing colour once you do that infront of the easel than the choice of yellows and reds becomes easy.

art for sale tel 07841 140562

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Paintings of the Yorkshire Dales and Pennines "The AC Gallery Leyburn, Skipton, Lancaster takes new work from Rob Miller"

Paintings of the Yorkshire Dales
Beautiful Rob Miller Landscape paintings. 
A mix of acrylic impressions and oil en plain air paintings 30x40cm
to the AC Galleries in Huddersfield, Skipton, Leyburn and Lancaster
in time for Christmas 2019. For more details please contact AC Galleries or Rob Miller on 07841140562
Beautiful contemporary Landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales
are ideal for calming the busiest office 

Painting of the winding country road at Bolton Abbey in the  Yorkshire Dales
a part of the Tour Of Yorkshire Bike Race
for sale at ac gallerie
40x30cm acrylics

Painting of Bolton Priory Yorkshire Dales
situated close to Skipton and Ilkley
 for sale at ac gallerie
40x30 acrylics

A painting of the crag "Cludders Stack"  Widdop
in the Yorkshire Pennines above Hebden Bridge
for sale at ac gallerie
40x30cm oils

A peaceful and tranquil impressionist painting of the beautiful
peaceful country  Bishop Dale in the Yorkshire Dales
for sale at ac gallerie
40x30 cm acrylics

A gentle rural painting of light drifting through the trees
onto aa farm lane outside Littendale entitled
Littendale Dale Barn
for sale at ac galleries
40x30cm acrylics 

A lonely field Barn in Littendale makes a peaceful corner
and stop for ramblers and walkers titled Littendale field Barn
for sale at ac galleries
40x30cm acrylics

A spring day and clouds drifting endlessly over a ancient barn
makes a relaxing painting for home or office Littendale field barn and track
for sale at ac gallerie
40x30cm acrylics

A painting of a pennine farm braving the elements above Airedale
on Rombalds Moor
for sale at ac gallerie
40x30 oil on canvas

A painting of the view of Bronte from above Pondeen in Bronte
Country gives a focul point to any home or office wall
40x30cm for sale at ac gallerie

A colorful but calming scene of the River Wharfe in Autumn
burbling and gushing down to Bolton Priory.
A focul point for any home or office.
40x30cm acrylics
for sale at ac gallerie

The heart of England a charming rural scene in Pendle Country
"The Rigg of England"
40x30cm oils on canvas
for sale at ac gallerie

Oil and Acrylic Paintings are for sale sized 40x30cm from £350 each
further details 
07841 140562

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Rob Miller Studio Gallery at Falcon Mill Halliwell Bolton open by arrangement tel 07841140562

A painting of Blackpool's North Shore 

OPEN STUDIO Winter 2019
At least 3 artists are having a "Studio Sale" at this may find a bargain!

Eleven artists have studios at FaMAS and our guest artist this winter is Sam Glassbrook. Take the tour at the link but you will have to physically attend to see what's currently on show! 
Exhibiting artists: Dino Oddi, John Mulraney, Warren Green, Dennis Dodds, Pete Marsh, Sarah Ozanne, Chris Rivers, Jasmine Lancaster, Shonagh Short, Jane Orange, Rob Miller and of course our guest artist Sam Glassbrook.

Friday 1st November 2019 7pm-9pm
Lift access 7pm-9pm
Live music from singer-songwriter Chris Rogan! Chris will bring with him his daughter, Louise (a professional opera singer) and fellow musician Brian McGuire. Check Chris out at:

Saturday 2nd November 2019 10am-3pm
Lift access from noon-2pm

Monday, 14 October 2019

A stunning painting of Blencathra's . Halls Fell Ridge in The English Lake District

Halls Fell Ridge is Blencathra second biggest challenge to climb and is also a great place to sit and sketch. Taking in the airy drop to the valley floor, the constant movement of clouds it gives the painter a kind of reverential experience of wilderness that is still the Lake District. Here it's rare to see no one screaming from a mountain bike, no mobile phones, no litter. Its as close as you can get to a Scottish Munroe ridge and is the best day out for me in the Northern Fells. I've cut and pasted the Mud and Routes web page at the bottom of the painting images.

Halls Fell Ridge Completed
78x50 cm aprox
A stunning painting by Rob Miller in mixed media
a powerful addition for any home or office
prints avaiable from The Lingholm Kitchen Portinscale Keswick

Halls Fell Ridge part 2

Halls Fell Ridge part 1

Map of Halls Fell Ridge 

" Excerpt from Mud and Routes web site

Hall’s Fell Ridge – a superb airy approach to Blencathra and a worthy alternative to Sharp Edge. Certainly a contender for the best half-day route in the Lake District.

Hall’s Fell Ridge has some short, exposed sections that should only be attempted if you’re confident in your abilities and have a head for heights. However, these sections can be safely avoided.

The upper crest of Hall’s Fell is classed as Grade 1 scrambling and, like Sharp Edge, the slate rock can be particularly slippery when wet.

Under snow and ice the ridge is a sustained Winter Grade 1 climb requiring ice axe, crampons and plenty of winter walking experience

This walk includes the Wainwright of Blencathra – Hallsfell Top

This walk includes the Hewitt of Blencathra – Hallsfell Top

This walk includes the Nuttall of Blencathra – Hallsfell Top

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

An oil painting of Pendle Hills Big End The Commissions final piece oil on canvas 50x50cm by Rob Miller

An idyllic relaxing rural painting of Pendle Hills Big End Seen from the pasture lands below Little Mearley Hall Clitheroe
oil on canvas 50x50cm

One of the many thoughts that used to run through my mind , when as a school boy I sat looking out of my school window across the playing fields and roof tops towards Wilpshire and onwards was that Pendle is the final industrial fell  before the Ribble Valley leads to the Craven Fault the Yorkshire Dales. A sort of end of civilization as I knew it. Beyond this point if you kept walking you would end up near Cape Wrath without touching another town..

I've tried to paint a piece of that thought or kept that thought going as I painted. So, the final stage of painting focussed on getting the light quality and the greens to have depth in the shade whilst sparkling in the sun bated pastures and hill sides.I also wanted to create a sense of movement with the cumulonimbus clouds, wind moving across the brasses tress and into the distance.