Rob Miller artist

Landscape and coastal Paintings En plein air Pochades

Working outdoors gave me a greater freedom to paint directly in a responsive expressive way. Its the foundation for most of my landscape and coastal commissions. People get not only what it looks like but also the feel I hope of the wind , scudding clouds overhead or the threat of oncoming rain or snow.

 

The type of day, hot cold windy whatever the weather became an integral and exciting aspect of my work;  With it came the opportunity of translating my feelings directly into paint. The constantly changing rhythm of the world about me forced me to work quicker so that I captured the right moment for me.

 

Pochades and alla prima  are my two favourite painting words. Pochade is a term coined by Monet, Pissarro and the French  Impressionists and Post Impressionists in America Russia and Europe.  Alla Prima  is a style of painting where, instead of building colours up with layers or glazing over an under painting, the painting is completed while the paint is still wet.