|Lingholm A warm Autumn dawn over the lake to Blencathra Rob Miller|
20x30 aprox oil on board
"Visually, Skiddaw has many facets and faces, its massif constantly diffused, changing according to the light from ethereal to a brooding dark. The best times to catch the true nature of the crags and slopes was either early morning or late evening when the transient forms and shadows were created by the sunlight flickering across the wet pale stones of the shattered, steep Grey crag.
During the development of the Skiddaw work, I formed a habit of taking a walk each morning at dawn or shortly after in order to record this; The lake shore of the Derwent water at Lingholm Estate gives great views of not only Skiddaw but also of his steep craggy neighbour. Blencathra has a similar light show that is equally reflected in the lake. Here he is painted en plein air on an unusually mild Autumn dawn." Rob Miller Lingholm Diary