Thursday, 22 December 2016

Painting of a distant Manchester in summer by Rob Miller

A distant Manchester in summer looking down from above Turton
Oil on Board 
When painting up on the Black Hills, a windswept piece of farm land high above Turton, when I'm  listening to the sound of the lark singing it always amazes me that so many people want to live so close together in the Manchester conurbation. I enjoyed painting this particular piece the rows of clouds and the passing shadows sweeping forever westward in line upon line

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Artists Open Studio Weekend Falcon Mill Handel Halliwell Bolton


I am having an open studio event this coming weekend 12-13th November at Falcon Mill Halliwell Bolton alongside 8 other artists. Its a chance for you to see old and new work and maybe grab a bargain from the shelve.


Thursday, 3 November 2016

Painting of autumnal causey Pike and Lingholm by Lancashire and Lake District artist Rob Miller RSA



Painting of autumnal causey Pike and Lingholm by Lancashire and Lake District artist Rob Miller RSA

The Lingholm Estate and Causey Pike in autumn 30x24cm I have a never ending feeling of joy when I'm Painting in the English Lake District in autumn. The crisp clean northern air, blue skies and the crisp fall of leaves. As the resident artist of Lingholm and its Estate it is a pleasure to be working in one of the nicest places to witness the passage of autumn. Woodland planted in the days of Beatrice Potter has now come of age giving a splendid show of reds yellows and ochres. More new work to follow soon.

Paintings of the River Levens below Bowness Windermere by Lancashire and Lake District artist Rob Miller

Deep Pool on the River Levens Oil on Board
Rob Miller Lancashire and Lake District Artist

Sun stream River Levens Oil on Board
Rob Miller Lancashire and Lake District Artist

Painting of the Lake District A deep pool on the River Levens at Fell Foot Ulverston Rob Miller 30x24cm oil on board I love sitting or standing still and watching the water slide by under trees and bushes. Sitting by this deep pool on the River Leven at Fell Foot Park in the English Lake District added to a feeling of meditation. I can see a little bit of why fishermen can stay there all day and night except for me I dont need the fishing rod just myself and now and then paint brushes and paper.The colours are like a kaleidoscope ever changing in tone and vibrancy as you look you see that it works on deeper and deeper levels.

artist Rob Miller's Striding Edge Print is available

Striding Edge Print 

Friday, 28 October 2016

Painting of the Lake District A deep pool on the River Levens at Fell Foot Ulverston.

Painting of the Lake District
A deep pool on the River Levens at Fell Foot Ulverston
Rob Miller 30x24cm oil on board


I love sitting or standing still and watching the water slide by under trees and bushes. Sitting by this deep pool on the River Leven at Fell Foot Park in the English Lake District added to a feeling of meditation. I can see a little bit of why fishermen  can stay there all day and night except for me I dont need the fishing rod just myself  and now and then paint brushes and paper.The colours are like a kaleidoscope ever changing in tone and vibrancy as you look you begin to realise that the kaleidoscope is working at subtly different levels both real and imagined.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Oil painting of the Lingholm Estate and Causey Pike in autumnal colour by Rob Miller

The Lingholm Estate and Causey Pike in autumn
30x24cm
I have a never ending feeling of joy when I'm Painting in the English Lake District in autumn. The crisp clean northern air, blue skies and the crisp fall of leaves. As the resident artist of Lingholm and its Estate it is a pleasure to be working in one of the nicest places to witness the passage of autumn. Woodland planted in the days of Beatrice Potter has now come of age giving a splendid show of reds yellows and ochres. More new work to follow soon.

Monday, 10 October 2016

A watercolour painting of Derwentwater and Causey Pike in Watercolour Prints available.

A watercolour painting of Derwentwater and Causey Pike by Lancashire and Lake District Artist Rob Miller
Derwentwater and Causey Pike 294x24cm Watercolour
This is a Watercolour painting of the English Lake District with some acrylic and gouache added to create the effects of mists rising above the Lake. I have some hand signed  full size 294x24cm prints available directly from the artist . Email me for details 

www.robmillerartist.org

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Lingholm Estate Derwentwater new watercolour paintings by Rob Miller RSA

Lingholm rooftops through the trees veiwed from the new jetty
Watercolour 22x15cm


Lingholm and foreshore from the new jetty
watercolour 22x15cm

Lingholm reflections and lily's Secret Garden
watercolour 21x14cm
Lingholm West gate of the Walled Garden
watercolour 28x18cm

Lingholm The new jetty looking north
watercolour 28x18cm


A new project to paint the estate grounds and the new features of the Walled Garden the jetty and grounds. I am looking forward to painting the garden flowers and intend to grow more towards abstraction. I have started to take a look at my garden at East Barn and hope to load some work from that series for you very soon.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Lingholm Island and beyond to Keswick a painting by Rob Miller RSA

Linghom Island and beyond to the Keswick Landing stage
oil on board pochade 24x30cm Rob miller
I just love this view from Lingholm across to Keswick, like many others for years I looked the other way from Keswick to a distant wild shoreline that was Lingholm. Now visitors to Lingholm can  see Blencahra and Skiddaw and below them the vale of Keswick alive with light. Further details please go to  www.robmilleratlingholm.co.uk


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, I'm in England, North England its yet another grey summer day with rain, literally pouring down in bucket loads. I splash my way towards my studio which is situated at the back of #Falcon Mill Car park. On the way I pass a couple of soggy yardmen who are busy unloading a huge lorry, we exchange shouts that are lost in the downpour.  I grin and then I climb the wet stairs to the studio door. I unlock the security door and then the main door..Fine.Art Gallery it says.  Once inside I have a number of tasks to do before I switch on my lap top and see that the first image on the screen is from  a past holiday post brexit some years ago its a picture, a photo that I shot on the beach #Casares #Andalucia, Well,  I had to paint it there and then. The scene is southern euro heat and sun. As I painted I could feel the heat  of the sand on my feet, the hot breeze in my face and the chattering of the Spanish kids on holiday as they ran into the surf to cool down. Now we cool down with #brexit.

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Painting of a distant Manchester in summer by Rob Miller

A distant Manchester in summer looking down from above Turton
Oil on Board 
When painting up on the Black Hills, a windswept piece of farm land high above Turton, when I'm  listening to the sound of the lark singing it always amazes me that so many people want to live so close together in the Manchester conurbation. I enjoyed painting this particular piece the rows of clouds and the passing shadows sweeping forever westward in line upon line.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Paintings of Pestana Troia Praia Setubal Portugal by Lancashire Artist Rob Mill

Pestana Troia Praia looking South oil on board
Rob Miller RSA

Pestan Triora Praia manha olhando para o norte para Arrabida
oil on board Rob Miller RSA

Its not every day that I am invited to spend time painting an amazing beach just south of Lisbon and asked if I'd like to stay in a luxury eco beach house with a great pool etc etc whilst I paint. Okay, so Portugal won the Euro Cup and England where pathetic that was summer 2016.. There was also Brexit taking place. What a down time.  But the beach and the sun which was outshone by my amazing euro friends!!!   What a great time and what lovely people I have as friends thank you. I hope that you like my humble offerings of these two paintings of the Praia Pestana Troia. Best of summer 2016 to you..Rob #Pestanatrioa #lancashireartist #oilpainting




Sunday, 19 June 2016

Oil paintings of the English Lake District Haystacks and Great Gable by Rob Miller

Great gable summer blues from Inominate Tarn Haystacks
Oil on Canvas 30x30cm Rob Miller

Inominate Tarn  rising clouds late morning
70x70cm Oil on Canvas Rob Miller

Along with a lightening storm on Fairfield, a Gale Force ten with rain at midnight on the Nan Bield Pass, heatstroke and dehydration on Scafell,   getting lost on Haystacks for a few hours on a wet drizzle day has to be one of the Lakeland Fell experiences that I remember. Why? well for the sheer joy of the mist rising and the dawning realisation of where I was. Since then its become a favourite one in a list of the Fell tops that I like to revisit. Though small in stature in a mist Haystacks crags and steep drops can look alarming. I've taken to re exploring this lovely Fell in paint here are a couple of works in progress painted in oil.




Friday, 17 June 2016

Oil painting of Springtime Bleasedale Fell . Forest of Bowland by Rob Miller Lancashire Artist

Springtime at  Bleasedale Forest of Bowland Lancashire
looking at Fairsnape and Parlic Fells
oil on canvas 96x42cm
Rob Miller
Another most enjoyable Commission of the Bowland Forest, this time in South West Bowland looking across the fields from near the Bleasedale Stone Circle, past Higher Fair Snape Farm, Fosters wood and onto the summit and Nicks Chair between Fair Snape and Parlic. It is very old Lancashire round these parts and I imagion that Nick Chair was the devils seat, it being a flat rock which gives a perfect view across the Lancashire plain..  I started the painting during the late gold of winter, then gale force winds and snow. I finally completed when the first flush of spring resounded to the curlews wild and lonely call and Bowland was at its best.


Saturday, 11 June 2016

Oil painting of an English Summer by Rob Miller Lancashire Artist

Oil painting of Summer time above Entwistle Bolton Lancashire
 40x30cm oil on canvas Artist Rob Miller
Its great to be out and about painting  this view across the fields above Entwistle  a village just outside Bolton. The Sky  Larks are singing, and birds are really active bounding about feeding their fluffy youngsters. One of my favourite times of year to paint the new summer greens.


Thursday, 9 June 2016

A painting of the Forest Of Bowland Tatham Fells,by Lancashire artist Rob Miller

Tatham Fells Springtime 50x50cm acrylics on canvas Rob Miller Lancashire

Situated to the East of Roeburndale #Tatham Fells is a remote upland area mostly unchanged. The view today was painted on a typical  Springtime day and chosen by the musician Helen Roe as it was her birthday.  We spent a couple of hours looking at the landscape and exploring a few locations before we settled on this particular one. The location is on Craggs Lane,  the steep drop just above Lane Ends Bridge, we were looking over a wooded Crossdale Beck up to Ringstones and Sea view Farm. The omnipresent Ingleborough still dominating the skyline.  The days weather as often is here was a fresh cold wind that brought  surprisingly little  rain  and  an occasional bit of warming sun. We also spent some time hunkered behind the raised boot of the estate car drawing the scene from further up the beck drawing the Barn near Peters Bottom and the Tatham Fells.




Monday, 6 June 2016

English watercolour sketch West Pennine, Brinscall Garden painting

Spring Garden BrinscallWatercolour sketchbook Rob Miller Lanacshire

I had some great fun sketching with pen and ink and watercolour, in the garden over the weekend in plenty of sunshine. Mavis and Ken a friendly Mallard Duck couple dropped in from the sky a few times(once literally on top of me as I sat quite still). I've learnt over my years of sketching outside,  that this "being still",   is of course the best way of camouflaging myself  from the deer, foxes,  birds etc who walk past without noticing, "being still" is also a spiritual concept in Christianity and Buddhism as well as many religions a very meditative peaceful experience. Is there ever a better way of spending a Sunday morning? I think I'm going to do more of this type of gardening or up close landscapes and go quite abstract. Happy painting friends! regards Rob

Monday, 23 May 2016

Paintings of Derwent water and Lingholm

Falcon Crag late summer rain oil on board by Rob Miller 30x20
New website of paintings of the Lake District and Derwent water 

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Hebrides spring morning a painting by Rob Miller FRSA

Hebrides spring morning oil on canvas 75x75cm Rob Miller

Its great to be back in the studio after an intermittent time sorting out building issues  amongst other things, even better to be able to complete this Spring morning #painting of a croft on the edge of Uiust in the Western Isles with a light mist masking a glowing morning sun over the Dunes.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

A winters eve and summer rain. Two paintings at The Inn on the Lake Ulleswater Cumbria

Two watercolour paintings  of Ulleswater Inn on the Lake Ulleswater" by Lancashire artist Rob Miller; They are both watercolour work outs for two larger canvas's  that I am starting tomorrow. Hopefully they will both be heading to a nice spot on a wall right next to Lake Ulleswater itself.

Wintery evening Ulleswater 33x51cm watercolour Rob Miller

Ulleswater summer rain 33x51cm watercolour Rob Miller


Thursday, 14 January 2016

A painting of Rubha Robhanais North Lewis Hebrides. by Rob Miller

Hebrides Sea stack Rubha Robhannais Oils on canvas 30x30cm
Artist Rob Miller


This sea stack seemed a good place to complete a piece that I started painting in early 2015 and a way to re start working again in my studio in the new year. I've always found January a difficult time to paint and become enthused in any work its the dark nights and short days. Over the last few years I've got around this by reading poetry or better still listening to poets read their work. Jaccottet has long been a favourite, his work reflecting and enhancing my sad moods at this time of year. Off late I came across Poetry Aloud a web site full of inspiring works and words. I've attached the first verse of a work by Kenneth Steven, do enjoy..


"This shattered place, this place of fragments,
A play of wind and sea and light,
Shifting always, becoming and diminishing;
Out of nowhere the full brightness of morning
Blown away, buried and lost."