Friday, 23 March 2012

Paintings of Skipton Canal on Canvas

Skipton 6am
Acrylic/mixed media on canvas
50cmx70cm
painters studio snapshot not for printing
copyright  rob miller
I love the English early morning in summertime when its a kind of hazy lazy cool on the skin but you know its going to get warmer but never hot..I like it especially when I'm on or near water or in the forest when the dew is rising and the world seems full of mystery. This painting was sketched and began life about 7 years ago and was one out of three, Its of Skipton and the short canal that was made up to the castle wall and the dead end lime shoot. A deep and verdant part of England  if there ever was one. I finished the first of the three paintings which if I recall sold straight of  the easel and also  a one off giclee print hand signed and finished which hangs in pride of place above the fireplace in the  Millhouse Restaurant near Blackburn,  but this one and the other one just never got completed, the reason being that  I moved studios from Turton to Withnell. At the time of starting the paintings I was seriously into Cezanne, Braque and Picasso  and the way they worked the subtle shifts of tonality to aid their representation. Anyhow 6 years later I found him and knew what to do with him I like the way he has turned out  and the next  I think is going to be okay. Please note the photo does not really capture the shifts in the blues the originals and giclee are far nicer......

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Painting of Penyghent in Ribblesdale on canvas by Rob Miller

Penyghent wet weather and cold Ribblesdale West Yorkshire
50cmx50cm Acrylic on canvas
painters studio snapshot not for printing
copyright  rob miller

This hill is like an Orians belt to me its one of three northern stars Penyghent,  Ingleborough and Whernside. I always look for this fell, Penyghent whe'oer I wander anywhere in the north west especially in Pendles district. . Penyghent Like its near neighbour Ingleborough is a great mountain like hump of a  hill that straddles Littondale and Ribblesdale and as such is a part of Britons hard Pennine spine. Its captured  many a heart in its vastness and has been the topic of many a fable. 

A painting by Rob Miller RSA available as an original or print from artisan studios Bolton United Kingdomwww.robmillerartist.org

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Painting of Littendale Summer Moods on Canvas

Barn and track summer moods
Upper Littendale West Yorkshire
Acrylic on Canvas
40cmx30cm
painters studio snapshot not for printing
copyright  rob miller

Track Sun and showers
Upper Littendale West Yorkshire
Acrylic on Canvas
50cmx40cm
painters studio snapshot not for printing
copyright  rob miller

Monday, 5 March 2012

Paintings of Borrowdale, Buttermere and EnnerdalesOn Canvas

Raining in Borrowdale
Acrylic on Canvas
40cmx50cm



Ennerdale looking south rain squall on Haystacks
Acrylic on canvas
50cmx40cm

Eskdale Farm and Fell
Acrylic on canvas
40cmx50cm


Be of no doubt that learning to paint rain comes in very handy in the north of England.

Original paintings by Rob Miller RSA: Prints/originals are available from Artisan Studio Bolton United Kingdom.



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Thursday, 1 March 2012

Painting of Littendale Yorkshire by Lancashire artist Rob Miller

Sunshine and showers
Upper Littendale
Acrylic on canvas
50cmx40cm

Old Barn Litondale
Acrylic on canvas
40cmx30cm

Barn in upper Littondale
Acrylic on canvas
40cmx30cm

I love the Dales in all their seasons, in fact I like this Northern England,  if you drew a line across the country from Fleetwood on the West coast to Hull on the East and said to me " Rob you can only paint above this line".  I wouldn't be bothered one bit, because its all great. Two great coastlines, the vale of York, the Lancashire plain wonderful dales and valleys and endless moors rising to the Fells of Cumbria and highest hill in England its all great. You can even float though it on a boat on the Leeds and Liverpool canal, which is the subject of a special project for me and a painting mate later this year, for now here is Littondale today and Ribblesdale tomorrow.