Wednesday, 28 April 2010

St Pauls Cathedral A drawing by Rob Miller



Posted by PicasaSt Pauls London from across the river
Pen and wash work in progress



Tower Bridge London A painting by Rob Miller



A study of Tower Bridge London and the River in November
Pen and Wash
Rob Miller
Posted by PicasaA cold windy day bat low tide. I was able to get down from the embankment
and see the river from its natural level.. It was interesting the marks of history and mans endeavours along each bank and I made a mental note to return for a closer look.

See this work at the Untitled show in Chelsea June 2010

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Primrose Hill Christmas Day 2009 A painting by Rob Miller

Looking across to the Isle of Dogs and town from Primrose Hill Christmas Day 2009
Watercolour and Pen on paper 70 cm x 30 cm

Today I started to revisit my drawings and paintings of London. This is one of my favourite sketches, happy memories of Christmas 2009, a chance meet on Christmas Eve in the pub at Maida Vale with fellow working class artist Paul Wella, dinner in Chippenham Mews and a nice chilly Christmas afternoon walk with Denise up Primrose Hill then down through Regents Park.

Monday, 19 April 2010

18th Ribchester Art Festival of Music and Art.
















Ribchester rainy summer acrylic on canvas.
I've had a number of people asking me about the Ribchester Festival of Music and Art-
To answer you all its on the  24th to the 27th June 2010  

(Festival handy guides are available from the Spar and Post Office in the village and at St Wilfreds Church.) 

Unfortunately I'll miss the festival again as I have been shortlisted to show my work in the Spanish 'Marbella International Festival of Art'; However I do love classical music Bocchernni is my current favourite and want to particpate; So as a grand gesture of fringe support I dedicate the works of mine which were on view for the last year  at Fuel Misers on the Bee Mill Complex.  As for the main festival good luck guys I hope it goes well; The Bach concert at St Wilfreds and the Cello by candleight at the Stydd Hall would have been my choice of listening.

The basic programme.

Thursday Alfie Boe
Friday Aquaelle Quartet
Saturday Diva delight
Sunday Bach
Details www.ribchesterfestival.co.uk
Box office 01254 878881

Below is my contribution to the art bit which can be veiwed by arrangement.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rob Miller Storm over Pendle 70cm x 50 cm
 

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Storth near Newton Bowland a drawing by Rob Miller


Storth Bowland
A drawing in Charcoal and Acrylic white
Rob Miller

Spring morning sunlight slides through a line of trees on the lane that leads on towards Storth.
All the names and all the landscape features hereabouts give clear indications of the history of this ancient spot which always has a special feel for me. Storth is an old Norse name for a wooded place and there are a number of Storth villages and hamlets in the North of England. This long house is built under the lee of the woods and near to the river.Posted by Picasa

Vincent Van Gogh Drawings

"In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing."
Vincent van Gogh
Letter 136
24 September 1880



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Garden with flowers Arles see http://www.vggallery.com/drawings/main_az.htm  for more great graphics of Vincents work. The use of the pencil and brush mark is everything giving  both a sense of direction and a representation of a plane and form. Sometimes with great artists you get so used to seeing their work that you tend not to look and that ,makes this exhibition worth a visit. I am in awe of this artist.