Rob Miller artist

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By Rob Miller, Jul 18 2017 11:57AM


Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Landscape Painting demonstrations and workshops. An acrylic painting of the Lancashire's West Pennine Moors title "Lancashire Summer" artist Rob Miller


Almost a year ago my blog ww.robmillerpaintings.com was lost due to the change over from google to Go Daddy. It was a popular blog with over 80,000 hits and good links to pinterest. Ive decided to upload some of the original files so that I can refer to them when I do demonstrations and work shops. I tend to work more in oils now then acrylics so here an acrylic painting from about 8 years ago from the very popular Lancashire summer series. This particular piece is from my en plein air studies near Rivington Chorley.


The layers of paint laid are quite thinly and allowed to run and pool wherever they land and left as such if their nuances enhance the painting. Textures are defined by working into the washes with palette and brush to produce layers of texture added to by a dry brush technique. Paint is aso flicked and smattered and whole item redrawn with liquitex ink.


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A painting of Lancashire titled "Lancashire Summer"  artist Rob Miller
A painting of Lancashire titled "Lancashire Summer" artist Rob Miller
A painting of Lancashire titled "Lancashire Summer"  artist Rob Miller
A painting of Lancashire titled "Lancashire Summer" artist Rob Miller

By Rob Miller, May 3 2017 05:25PM

I made my way for the second time in a week back out again into the wild green yonder, well Lancashire’s pride, Turton Tower that is. Turton Tower is a wonderful well preserved Historic House looked after by the Local Lancashire Council and by a whole herd of volunteers. I went there to practice painting an historic house and garden at Gawthorpe Hall in the Paint Padiham event in two weeks time. However I have to say that Turton Tower and grounds look great. I set up my tackle in a new garden at the bottom edge of the main lawn. The clouds lifted the sun came out and the ancient Yew made a great composition piece alongside the many centuries of architectural styles. Sadly the Café was closed but I am beginning to think that old houses and gardens with cafes, benches, car parks and WC’s are maybe a more comfortable place to paint than the wilderness. Mmm Lingholm, Whalley Abbey, Turton Tower, Gawthorpe ..it’s beginning to sound like a collection.


Pochade Turton Tower ancient Yews in spring.
Pochade Turton Tower ancient Yews in spring.

By Rob Miller, Jan 4 2017 05:07PM

An excursion south to the New Forest produced this painting of Black Knowl in the morning. The ancient English New Forest is a special place to paint whatever the time of year, the sigh of the breeze in the trees awakening birdlife and deer moving across the landscape as you paint. All this despite the hoards of Londoners fresh from the city. This amazing legacy of English and British beauty shows the importance of our national parks. They need to conserved, treasured and not exploited and destroyed for profit for the personal gain of individual at the head of international cooperations.

By Rob Miller, Dec 3 2016 10:54AM

I first walked through the Loud Valley and the Ribble Valleys with the Blackburn Ramblers some 50 years ago more or less. Walking some 20 miles that day we covered the slopes of Partridge and Totridge Fells, stopping for a brew and slice of cake at a white painted farmhouse whose name I cannot recall, before heading back to Kemple End via Chipping and Longridge Fell. It was this walk and many others in my early teens that gave me my first impressions of Lancashire’s open spaces and how precious they are. I am still rambling and never tire of walking and painting in this fantastic county nor its close neighbours The view across the Loud valley is amazing as are the two other views attached of Pendle Hill and Longridge Fell both originals in oils aprox 50x70cm. Prints of all of these are available at the Longridge Gallery in Longridge.


Loud Valley Prints available.

Kemple End Prints and original available

Pendle Hill from Kemple End prints and originals available.



Lancashire Artist Rob Miller Loud Valley Fine art quality print.
Lancashire Artist Rob Miller Loud Valley Fine art quality print.
Lancashire Artist Rob Miller  Painting of Kemple End Longridge Fell
Lancashire Artist Rob Miller Painting of Kemple End Longridge Fell
Lancashire Artist Rob Miller Painting of Pendle Hill from Kemple End
Lancashire Artist Rob Miller Painting of Pendle Hill from Kemple End

By Rob Miller, Nov 21 2016 07:50AM

One of the best sights to see and paint as winter approaches isthe colour and movement of the ripe pennine grasslands as they move under the wind and the bright autumnal winds. This piece of Pennine between Bacup and Todmorden was once riven by coal mining and the heaps of slag. Its now changed again this time the need for power has resulted in row after row tall white wind machines. I painted this before the first one was erected.

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