Tuesday, 30 April 2019

A painting of the Isle of Harris . Outer Hebrides . Scotland

Isle of Harris South West Coast

Painting Haslingden Grane Rossendale . Preliminary sketches and notes . Rob Miller

Haslingden Grane  Drawing 1
Developing the paintings design and layout from  location
sketches and drawings from photographs



Haslingden Grane Drawing 2
Adding a raw sienna wash to develop the narrative of
a misty lancashire moorland day

Haslingden Grane Drawing 3
Back out on location to make some detail sketch on location
you see far more clearly outdoors when the sun latches onto the planes
of different  forms, triangles, obongs obliques curves

Haslingden Grane Drawing 4
Back out on location to make some detail sketch on location
you see far more clearly outdoors when the sun throws long shadows
and tone fights with contrast 

Haslingden Grane Drawing 5
Back in the studio developing the drawing into its final layout
50x50cm before transferring it onto the 100x100cm linen canvas

Haslingden Grane Drawing 6
Painting over the pencilled drawing on the canvas with a mix of sepia
oils and starting to define the mood of the sky.

Commissions Lancashire Artist
Rob Miller RSA
07841 140562
robartmiller@gmail.com