Monday, 29 September 2014

Lancashire Pennine new paintings by Rob Miller Lancashire Artist

Pennine Farm above Dent
oil on board 24x30

Above Downham
oil on board 24x30

Pendle from Black Moss
oil on board 24x30
Three northern scenes which are off to the Water Street gallery in Todmorden. I enjoyed working on all three which are all from I think relate to three different parts of Lancashire the ridges of Dent and Saddleworth just outside Oldham, the broad sweep of the Ribble Valley looking down from above Downham and a view across to Pendle from Black Moss.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Winter show at the Arterier Gallery Lancaster Rob Miller Pochades en plein air











List of works 
Sunny day below Burton Wood River Lune oil on board 24x30cm
Mist clearing above Scot Hollins oil on board 24x30cm
River Lune Springtime oil on board 24x30cm
Low tide Lune Estuary Late Spring oil on board 24x30cm
Morecombe sunsetting oil on board 24x30cm
Mad March on Crag Lane Lune Valley oil on board 24x30cm
Morning mist Dales Barn oil on board 24x30cm
Lune Gold by the river oil on board 24x30cm
Autumns here Thrushmore plantation oil on board 24x30cm
Autumnal Lune oil on board 24x30cm

Monday, 8 September 2014

Autumn Exhibition at Water Street Todmorden




  David Archer  -  Chris Czainski Paul Czainski  -  Jackie Denby
Janine Denby  -  Liza Dracup -  Paul Finn   -   Mike Holcroft
Gavin Lavelle  - Barry Midgley  -  Rob Miller
Barry de More -   Lisa Naylor  - Duncan Pearson
Sara Philpott  - Stephen Rothwell -  Stuart Royce - Pip Seymour
Margaret Shield -  Ian Taylor -  Malcolm Taylor - David Thomas
Rebecca Wallace-Jones - Richard Wincer  - David Wiseman - Peter Yankowski 

Sunday, 7 September 2014

The view from Lord Rochdales Rooms Lingholm Portinscale

The view from Lord Rochdales rooms Lingholm
Oil on paper Rob Miller

The view from Lord Rochdales Rooms Lingholm Portinscale, (which is curently being remade as a  luxury apartment to rent at Lingholm) has a magical view from the mullion stone windows across the lawns and down to the Lake. I stayed here for a couple of nights which was a very pleasant experience. 

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Derwentwater Fells triptych south Borrowdale Gates


The second of the modellos under-drawing  for the North wall of the Stone room shows Catbells, Skiddaw and Causey Pike. The painting is in pencil, inks and acrylics on canvas scaled to size. The completed work will be 2 metres  x 6 metres. This one looks at the central Borrowdale Gates and the views down the Borrowdale valley viewed from the right side of Great Bay. On either side are the main crags towering in rocky and steep profusion over the small houses that cling above the Lake shore. On the left we have shepherds painted from the perimeter of the the Lakes great Bay and on the right we have Blea Crag sitting high on the Fell with Goat Crag below it both massive bulks of twisted rock above the village of Grange hidden in the trees along with the tumbling Broadslack Gill and Ellers Beck. see Rob Miller at Lingholm

Detail Above Ladore under-painting of final tyrptych

Monday, 1 September 2014

Derwentwater Fells Triptych North


The first of the modellos under-drawing  for the North wall of the Stone room shows Catbells, Skiddaw and Causey Pike. The painting is in pencil, inks and acrylics on canvas scaled to size. The completed work will be 2 metres  x 6 metres.  I am satisfied so far that I have the volume of the felss is about right and that especially for Skiddaw I've just about managed to get a hold on the topography with the focus on Grey Crags. Whatever the changing light Skidddaw is a fine looking fell due to its great height and mass but it does lack the more athletic looks of the Coledale group and its handsome neighbour  Blencathra. ..next stages are much more fun for me as as the studio gets messy and the paint flows. Turner discovered that mountains and fells look better early in the morning or late in the evening when the shadows are long Heaten Cooper and others exploited this as well. My route to finding this was more personal, caused by a lack of an ability to sleep as the sun blistered through the windows of Lord Rochdales room above the stone room at 5am throughout August.