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

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.