Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Lingholm painting Daffodils in the grounds in spring artist Rob Miller RSA

"Lingholm Daffodils in the grounds in Spring". 
Watercoour on Paper 23x35cm.
An English Lake District watercolour painting, by Resident Artist Rob Miller  

I painted this view as part of a new watercolour series that focusses on the grounds and gardens of the historic Lingholm Estate.  Lingholm is situated in the heart of England's Lake District. In spring its grounds are massed with golden bobbing flowers. Daffodils were made iconic in William Wordsworth poem "I wandered Lonely as a cloud", though Wills poem is set in Grasmere it could equally have been set  in Lingholms picturesque grounds. The path in the lower painting and view is possibly one of Beatrice Potters favourites; across the lawn from the house, lie stunning views of the high Catbells Fellside and then once through the trees and down towards the Lakeside was the spot were she painted Herbert's island as an illustration that appeared in her Peter Rabbit story. On the right of the main house is the terrace where Beatrice was photographed with her father and her brother and where she painted many of her watercolours en plein air.

Lingholm main House Springtime on the Front Lawn
Watercolour on paper

Beatrix Potter at Lingholm .
A painting of Daffodils in the grounds in spring .
artist Rob Miller RSA

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