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Fine art prints from landscape paintings of the beautiful Pendle Hill area of Lancashire by artist Keith Melling.

Ribble Valley and Pendle Hill - Lancashire
Ribble Valley and Pendle Hill - Lancashire. Keith Melling

Ribble Valley and Pendle Hill - Lancashire

The Ribble Valley, which is situated to the west of Pendle Hill, is of a gentler nature to that of the east. The weather is often better too, which is maybe why some people refer to it as the ''soft side''. Painted from near Grindleton the River Ribble runs all through the painting from left to right but is hidden by trees and banking.
From an acrylic and gouache painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Open Edition print. 7.5 x 16in £24.50
also giclée print 11 x 23.25in £47

First Snow, Lower Black Moss and Pendle Hill - Lancashire

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First Snow, Lower Black Moss and Pendle Hill - Lancashire

Looking across Lower Black Moss Reservoir to the iconic Pendle Hill, with the first snow of the year reflected almost perfectly in the still clear water, making a satisfying symmetrical composition

From an oil painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Open Edition
Giclee print.

16.125  x 22in £65
also 11 x 15in £35

Pendle Hill from Mitton Bridge - Lancashire
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Pendle Hill from Mitton Bridge - Lancashire

Its all Lancashire now but, pre 1974, this stretch of the River Ribble was the boundary between Lancashire and Yorkshire. Yorkshire was on the left (west) side.

From a pastel painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Limited Edition of 850
Giclée print
13.75 x 25.5in. £65
also 8.5 x 15.5in £30

Pendle from Weets Hill - Lancashire
Pendle from Weets Hill

Pendle from Weets Hill - Lancashire

From a pastel painting
Artist : Keith Melling
11.5 x 15.5in
Giclee print
Signed limited edition of only 95 
£47

more contemporary pictures

Pendle in May - Lancashire
Pendle in May. Painting- Keith Melling

Pendle in May - Lancashire

I''ve made many paintings of Pendle Hill from this lane but this was the first. Someone once said that this lane must be my golden mile as the paintings always sold. In fact this picture was sold when still wet on the easel. The view is from Heys Lane looking down onto the village of Barley. The Pendle Inn is quite visible in this picture but since the trees have grown it is now hidden.

From an oil painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Open Edition print

14.5 x 22in £33
also 5 x 7in £11.75
also giclée print 8 x 12in. £25

Before Sunset, Black Moss and Pendle Hill - Lancashire
Before Sunset, Black Moss and Pendle Hill - Lancashire. Painting: Keith Melling

Before Sunset, Black Moss and Pendle Hill - Lancashire.

On frequent visits here, I noted the position of the sun in relation to Pendle Hill as the seasons progressed,  ultimately settling for this composition. This is a good place to watch wildlife, as there is always something of interest on the water, In this picture I have painted a group of Canada geese.

From an acrylic painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Limited Edition of only 350
Giclee print  15 x 26.5in £75

Pendle from Barley Hill, Lancashire
Pendle from Barley Hill, Lancashire. Painting: Keith Melling

Pendle from Barley Hill,Lancashire

Barley Hill is very near to Pendle, between the village of Barley and Pendle Hill itself.

From a pastel painting
Artist : Keith Melling
11 x 15.5in
Giclée print
Signed Limited edition of 195
£47

 

Pendle Hill from the North West - Lancashire

Pendle Hill from the North West - Lancashire

Painted from the fields above Bolton-by-Bowland

From a pastel painting
Artist : Keith Melling
11 x 15.5in
Giclée print
 Signed Limited edition of 195
£47

Heys Lane, Summer - Pendle Hill
Heys Lane, Summer - Pendle Hill, Lancashire. Keith Melling

Heys Lane, Summer  -  Pendle Hill

Painting Pendle Hill in the early 1970''s I tried to ensure that I chose viewpoints that had not appeared on calendars or postcards or had been painted by other artists. I had to find views of my own. This entailed much research, walking and studying maps. On discovering this view I couldn''t believe it had not been previously used. I felt like Carter entering Tutankhamen''s tomb. I''ve since found countless other good viewpoints of Pendle Hill but this remains a firm favourite.

From a gouache and pastel painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Open Edition  print 8 x 12in £24.50
also giclée  print 14.5 x 21.75in £47

Pendleside in Winter - Lancashire

Pendleside in Winter - Lancashire

Another painting from Roughlee - looking over Happy Valley to a snow covered Pendle Hill.

From an oil painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Open Edition print. 14.5 x 22in £33
also 5 x 7in £11.75

Pendle Hill and Firber House from Wheathead Height - Lancashire
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Pendle Hill and Firber House from Wheathead Height - Lancashire
 
Firber House, now a ruin. must have been one of the highest dwellings in the Pendle area.

From a pastel painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Limited Edition of 350
Giclee print
10.25 x 15.5in £35

Seven Trees

Seven Trees

These trees are in the middle of a field near where I live. Curiously they form a straight line and probably were part of an old field boundary. I first sketched them in 1990, some years later making a small etching-- from the etching I made this painting. So the picture has evolved, the sky becoming progressively more dramatic.
     There is a folk tale quoted by some, of seven Pendle witches being cursed and turned into trees, but there are similar claims from other places around Pendle Hill.

From an acrylic painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Limited Edition of only 195.
Giclee print.  15 x 23in  £65

more contemporary pictures

Pendle Hill from near Red Lane, Colne - Lancashire
Pendle Hill from near Red Lane, Colne. Painting: Keith Melling

Pendle Hill from near Red Lane, Colne - Lancashire

On the footpath to Slipper Hill (Old Ebby's) near the junction of Red Lane and Shirt-neck-Harry's, Colne

From a gouache painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Open Edition.

Giclee print
8.5 x 12in
£30

Pendle Hill from Pasture Lane - Lancashire

Pendle Hill from Pasture Lane - Lancashire

Painted in 1974, this picture was a turning point for me as previously I had always used a much broader technique. I tried in this picture to capture the silver-grey tones of an overcast day, which I think can be very beautiful.

From an oil painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Open Edition print
5 x 7in   £11.75

also 15 x 22in giclee £ 47

Sandy Hall Lane - Lancashire
Sandy Hall Lane - Lancashire. painting: Keith Melling

Sandy Hall Lane - Lancashire

From a gouache painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Open Edition
Giclee print 
8.5 x 12in
£35

Pendle Hill and Firber House from Wheathead Height II - Lancashire

Pendle Hill and Firber House from Wheathead Height II - Lancashire

A slightly more contemporary version of this subject
From a pastel painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Limited Edition of 350
Giclee print
15 x 21in £ 65 
11 x 15.5in £42

 



more contemporary pictures

Pendle Hill, Big End - Lancashire
Pendle Hill, Big End - Lancashire. Painting: Keith Melling

Pendle Hill, Big End - Lancashire

From a pastel painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Limited Edition of 350
Giclee print
15.5 x 7in £ 42

 

more contemporary pictures

Newchurch in Pendle, Winter - Lancashire

Newchurch, famous for its connection with the Pendle Witches, is located in rather an elevated position and therefore is usually one of the first villages to receive snow. The church tower, which predates the ''new'' 17th century  church, has the curious ''Eye of God'' built into its west side, apparently to ward off evil spirits.

From an oil painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Limited Edition  print of 850
8 x 12in   £27

Also available as a larger giclee print.
10.25 x 15in £47


 

Late Summer, Pendle Hill - Lancashire

Late Summer, Pendle Hill - Lancashire

A hazy late summer''s afternoon just above Pendle Water, in an area of Roughlee called ''Happy Valley'' by many locals.  Most of my larger pictures are painted with oil paint, but for this, gouache was used, which is excellent for rendering fine detail.

From a gouache painting
Artist : Keith Melling

Signed Open Edition print. 19.5 x 14.5in £33
also 5 x 7in £11.75

Pendle Hill and Barley from Heys Lane - Lancashire

Pendle Hill and Barley from Heys Lane - Lancashire

Another painting of Pendle Hill from Heys Lane, this time in a different season.

From an oil painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Open Edition.   Giclee print . 9.5 x 15.5in £40

Pendle Hill from Cob Lane - Lancashire

Pendle Hill from Cob Lane - Lancashire

Cob Lane winds its way up the hillside from Kelbrook towards the old Skipton road. The field was a waving sea of wildflowers and I think must have been a ''set aside field''. Blacko Tower can be seen in the distance dwarfed by Pendle Hill. Part of this edition was used for the Kelbrook School Centenary 1896 -1996, for which I added a small ink drawing of the school on some of the prints as a kind of ''remarque''.

Signed Limited Edition print of 950.
From a gouache painting
Artist : Keith Melling
5 x 7in £15.50

Spring Wood - Lancashire

Spring Wood - Lancashire

The subject of this painting could be almost any English bluebell wood, but it happens to be part of the ancient Spring Wood near Whalley in Lancashire. The beautiful countryside of Lancashire is very well endowed with such woodlands.

From a gouache painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Limited Edition print of 950
5 x 7in  £15.50

more bluebell pictures

Downham in December, Lancashire
Downham in December, Lancashire. Painting: Keith Melling

Downham in December, Lancashire

From an oil painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Open Edition
Giclee Print
10 x 15in
£47

Heys Lane, Winter - Pendle Hill

Heys Lane, Winter  -  Pendle Hill

From an oil painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Open Edition print  
9.5 x 12.5in
£24.50

Bluebells, Haslost Wood II - Lancashire
Bluebells, Haslost Wood II -Lancashire. Keith Melling

Bluebells, Haslost Wood II - Lancashire

From a gouache painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Limited Edition of 350
Giclee print
8.5 x 12in
£35

more Bluebell pictures

Towards Pendle Hill - Lancashire

Towards Pendle Hill - Lancashire

Sometimes I am asked where this picture was painted from. Well in actual fact I can''t say because it is a combination of two views. The Lane near Rimington is turned around to face Pendle Hill and Pendle Hill itself is from a couple of miles to the west. I don''t make a habit of moving mountains!

From a gouache painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Limited Edition print of  950
5 x 7in  £15.50

Back o'' Pendle - Lancashire

 Back o'' Pendle - Lancashire

From a watercolour painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Limited Edition of 350
Giclee print
9.5 x 15in
£42

Towneley Hall, Burnley - Lancashire (by Sam Melling)

Towneley Hall, Burnley  -  Lancashire
(by Sam Melling)


Steeped in history, Towneley Hall is located in beautiful parklands within Burnley Lancashire. It is now a gallery and museum with a fine collection, and remarkably - it''s free entry for residents of the Burnley area.

From a gouache painting
Artist : Sam P Melling
Signed Limited Edition of 195
Giclee print. 4.75 x 10in
£28

Copy Clough Wood - Lancashire

Copy Clough Wood - Lancashire

Copy Clough is within the grounds of Towneley Hall, Burnley. There are many kinds of trees here, but I particularly like the sycamore, its star shaped leaves seem to float on the air.

From a gouache painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Open Edition print
5 x 7in   £11.75

more bluebell pictures

Admergill Water - Lancashire

Admergill Water - Lancashire

From bleak beginnings near Weets Hill, Admergill Water flows through a lovely green valley below Blacko Tower to join Blacko Water and Pendle Water at the ''Water Meetings''.

From a gouache painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Limited Edition print of 850
5 x 7in  £15.50

Wycoller in Summer II - Lancashire
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Wycoller in Summer II - Lancashire

Steeped in history, this picturesque hamlet has ''Bronte'' connections.

From an oil painting
Artist : Keith Melling 
Signed Open Edition
giclee print
9.75 x 14.75in
£37.50

(also available smaller;  see below. The smaller one is slightly different as it has a figure near the bridge.)

Wycoller in Summer - Lancashire

Wycoller in Summer - Lancashire

This small version is slightly different from the one above as there is a man near the bridge.

From an oil painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Open Edition print
5 x 7in   £11.75

Pendle Hill from Todber - Lancashire

Pendle Hill from Todber - Lancashire

From a gouache painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Open Edition print.  5 x 7in

£11.75

Orange Tips

Orange Tips

There are two orange tips (butterflies)  in the picture but they are not obvious at first. The wood is in the Sabden Valley, southwest of Pendle Hill.
 

From a gouache painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Limited Edition print of 850.
5 x 7in  £15.50

more bluebell pictures

October Fields, Pendle - Lancashire

October Fields, Pendle - Lancashire

I''ve painted quite a few pictures of Pendle Hill from around this spot. It is so convenient being only twenty minutes walk from where I live.

From a gouache painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Limited Edition print of  850
5 x 7in   £15.50

Winter Trees - Lancashire

Winter Trees - Lancashire

There''s a great view of Pendle Hill from this narrow lane above Roughlee, but I''ve resisted it to paint these stark winter trees.

From a gouache and watercolour painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Limited Edition print of 850
5 x 7in £15.50

Slow Lane - Lancashire

Slow Lane - Lancashire

Around the periphery of Pendle Hill there are many little lanes like this. Actually this one is Blacko Bar Road near Roughlee.
 

From a gouache painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Limited Edition print of 850.
5 x 7in  £15.50

Sun and Snow, Barley - Pendle Hill

Sun and Snow, Barley  -  Pendle Hill

From an oil painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Limited Edition print of 850
8 x 12in
£ 27

Winter Landscape, Roughlee - Pendle Hill
Winer Lanscape Roughlee - Pendle Hill, Lancashire. Painting by Keith Melling

Winter Landscape, Roughlee  -  Pendle Hill

From an oil painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Limited Edition print of 850
8 x 12in
£27

 

Also available as larger giclee print
15 x 22.75in 

Signed Limited Edition of 295
£56

 

River Ribble and Pendle Hill from Sawley - (by Sam Melling)
River Ribble and Pendle Hill from Sawley. Painting: Sam Melling

River Ribble and Pendle Hill from Sawley
(by Sam Melling)

The river formed the boundary between Lancashire and Yorkshire prior to 1974, when the boffins of Whitehall changed the boundaries. Pendle has always been in Lancashire of course.

From an acrylic and gouache painting
Artist : Sam P Melling
Signed Open Edition print
6.25 x 13.5in
£20

Pendle Hill from Ridge Lane - Lancashire

Pendle Hill from Ridge Lane - Lancashire

A more abstract treatment of Pendle Hill, which is not a change of style for me as I''ve been painting like this since the 1960''s alongside my detailed landscapes. The recent advances in giclee printing has made it easier to publish these images.

From an acrylic painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Limited Edition of 250
Giclee print
9.5 x 15in
£42

more contemporary pictures

Kite Flying - Pendle Hill from Knotts Lane, Colne - Lancashire
Kite Flying. Pendle Hill from Knotts Lane, Colne, Lancashire. Keith Melling

Kite Flying - Pendle Hill from Knotts Lane, Colne - Lancashire

From an oil painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Limited Edition of 650
Giclee print
15 x 19.25in
£ 49

February Sun - Lancashire
February Sun  - Lancashire. Keith Melling

February Sun - Lancashire

From a gouache painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Limited Edition print of 850
5 x 7in
£15.50

Winter Wycoller - Lancashire

Winter Wycoller - Lancashire

From an oil painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Limited Edition print of 850
8 x 12in
£27

Midsummer - Pendle Hill, Lancashire

Midsummer  -  Pendle Hill, Lancashire

Painted from the fields between Red Lane, Colne, and Lake Burwain.

From a gouache painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Open Edition print of 850
 8 x 12in
£ 27

Lake Burwain - Lancashire

Lake Burwain  -  Lancashire

With a view to Pendle Hill and Blacko Tower, Lake Burwain in Foulridge is ideally situated.
From a gouache painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Limited Edition print of 850.
5 x 7in
£15.50

Leafy Lane - Lancashire

Leafy Lane - Lancashire

There are lots of little lanes like this in Lancashire. This one, on  Padiham Heights near  Sabden is quite elevated.

From a gouache painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Limited Edition print of 850
2.5 x 5.5in

£7

Pendle Hill from Blacko - Lancashire (by Sam Melling)
Image 1

Pendle Hill from Blacko - Lancashire
(by Sam Melling)


From an acrylic painting
Artist : Sam P Melling

Signed Limited Edition of 195
Giclee print. 5.25 x 10in
£25







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