Lake District Art Gallery

The English Lake District, also known as Lakeland or simply The Lakes is an area of breathtaking scenery containing many mountains (fells), spectacular valleys and lots of lakes (although only Bassenthwaite Lake is traditionally named  lake, the others being named mere, water or for the smaller ones tarn.

Grasmere from Dale End, Lake District
Grasmere from Dale End, Lake District. Painting by Keith Melling

Grasmere from Dale End, Lake District
Set in the very heart of Lakeland and surrounded by impressive fells, Grasmere is perhaps Lakeland's most picturesque lake. This picture was painted from above the west shore and looks towards the island and the distinctive Helm Crag (left of the island) and in the distance the mountain pass of Dunmail Raise. Dove Cottage, now a museum, is close to the village of Grasmere where William Wordsworth wrote his finest poems. 

From an oil painting
Artist : Keith Melling

Signed Open Edition print
8 x 22.75in £26.50 
4 x 9.25in. £12
Now available as a giclée print with printed remarque in margin
11 x 29.75in  £58.50

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Wastwater
Wastwater. Painting by Keith Melling

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Wastwater

This is England's deepest lake and probably because of it's setting, the most atmospheric. Wasdale is surrounded by high mountains including Great Gable which is central in the painting. Scafell Pike; England's highest mountain is just out of view from this angle, hidden by Wastwater Screes on the right. In a nearby pub the 'World's Biggest Liar' competition takes place, politicians are not allowed to enter!
From an oil painting
Artist: Keith Melling

Signed Open Edition
Giclee print. 3 sizes:
15  x 26.5in £59
12.5 x 22in £49
5 x 9in        £15

Buttermere from Dalegarth, Lake District
Buttermere from Dalegarth, Lake District. Artist Keith Melling

Buttermere from Dalegarth, Lake District
I had made many trips to Buttermere in the Lake District over the years without finding what I thought was a good composition. However on this occasion I couldn''t believe my luck. The boat was actually there, and with Haystacks (Wainwright's favourite) reflected in the still water and the whole framed by the fresh spring leaves - I knew this lakeland scene was it.
Although one of the smallest lakes in Lakeland, Buttermere is perhaps the most dramatic.

From a gouache and acrylic painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Open Edition print. 10.75 x 23.5in. £35
Also 4 x 9.25in. £12

Now also available as larger giclée print
with printed remarque 14 x 30.25in. £58.50  

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Langdale Pikes from Lingmoor, Lake District
Langdale Pikes from Lingmoor - Lake District. Keith Melling

Langdale Pikes from Lingmoor, Lake District
Lingmoor''s heather covered  summit is an excellent vantage point to see many other notable Lake District fells, including not only the Langdale Pikes, but Bowfell, Crinkle Crags and the Coniston Fells., with many others in the distance. Lingmoor Tarn is a short distance from the summit too, which is well worth a visit.

From a gouache painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Open Edition print.
5 x 7in
£11.75
Also giclée print 8.5 x 12in  £30

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River Derwent, Grange in Borrowdale, Lake District
River Derwent, Grange in Borrowdale, Lake District. Artist Keith Melling

River Derwent, Grange in Borrowdale, Lake District
Many paintings have been produced over the years of this classic subject at the pretty hamlet of Grange-in-Borrowdale, it is one of the best loved Lakeland scenes; especially attractive in spring before the bracken looses its warm russet hues and the trees are not so leafy. Iv'e shown one arch of the double arched bridge over the Derwent, which I think makes a better composition. 

From a gouache and acrylic painting.
Artist : Keith Melling

Signed Open Edition.  Giclée print with small printed remarque in margin. 14.5 x 25.5in.
£58.50

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Across Derwentwater to Cat Bells, Lake District
Across Derwentwater to Catbells, Lake District. Artist Keith Melling

Across Derwentwater to Cat Bells, Lake District
Looking towards Cat Bells from near Friar''s Crag, the idea of this Lakeland painting was to play the blues against the yellow and golden autumn tints. Cat Bells (or Catbells) is a shapely little fell and not too demanding, it is often walked by families with young children. Derwentwater is thought to be the loveliest of lakes and is sometimes referred to as the Queen of the Lakes.

From an acrylic paintinggiclée
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Open Edition print
10.75 x 23.5in.  £35 
also 4 x 9.25in. £12

Now also available as larger giclée print
with printed remarque 14 x 30.25in. £58.50

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Rydal Water, Lake District
Rydal Water - Lake District. Keith Melling

Rydal Water, Lake District
Viewed from the foot of the lake in early summer, looking towards Silver How. Rydal Water is in central Lakeland, between Grasmere and Ambleside, and like Grasmere, also has associations with William Wordsworth. It is one of Lakelands smallest lakes but competes with all for its beauty.

From an oil painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Open Edition print.  8 x 22.75in  

£26.50

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Sunshine and Showers Windermere, Lake District
Sunshine and Showers Windermere, Lake District. Painting : Keith Melling

Sunshine and Showers Windermere, Lake District
Looking over High Wray Farm to the head of Lake Windermere with Ambleside beyond, Wray Castle and Wray Church appear over the trees. Red Screes and Fairfield are the prominent mountains in the background, with Wansfell on the right and the often climbed Loughrigg on the left of this Lakeland picture. Windermere is the largest expanse of still water in England and probably the most visited.

From an oil painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Open Edition print.
10.75 x 23.5in £35   
also 4 x 9.25in  £12

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Calm Evening Grasmere, Lake District
Calm Evening Grasmere, Lake District. Painting Keith Melling

Calm Evening Grasmere, Lake District.
Painted from the shore below Loughrigg Terrace, looking towards the prominent Helm Crag on a very still evening, this Lakeland picture was completed with a very limited palette. I wanted to emphasize the intensity of the deep blues, using mainly French ultramarine blue.

From an oil painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Limited Edition of only 185. Giclée print.
19.5 x 15in
£60

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Great Langdale, Lake Disrict
Great Langdale, Lake District.Artist Keith Melling


Great Langdale, Lake Disrict
Great Langdale is a very popular valley in Lakeland. This autumnal painting, which was one of my first of Lakeland, was executed with a very limited palette; a mixture of just four colours. The viewpoint is from near Chapel Stile, looking up the valley to the distinctive mountains of Pavey Ark, Harrison Stickle and Pike o' Stickle, with Lingmoor on the left.

From an oil painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Open Edition print
13.5 x 20in.
£35

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Sunset Over Coniston Water, Lake District
Sunset Over Coniston Water - Lake District. Keith Melling

Sunset Over Coniston Water, Lake District
The sun is setting behind the Coniston Fells, with Dow Crag (well known to climbers) and the Old Man of Coniston prominent. This lakeland scene was painted from the eastern shore of Coniston Water.

From an acrylic painting
Artist : Keith Melling

Signed Open Edition.
Giclée print
13 x 26in. £58.50
also 7.5 x 15in.  £25

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Borrowdale, Lake District
Borrowdale - Lake District. Keith Melling

Borrowdale, Lake District
Looking down from the Watendlath path over the village of Rosthwaite with Great Gable in the centre distance. Borrowdale follows the River Derwent below, before risining up to Honister Pass. This is one of the few paintings of the Lake District that I''ve painted that look directly into the sun 'contre jour'.

From an oil painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Open Edition print.
14.5 X 21.75in 
£35

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Elter Water, Lake District
Elter Water - Lake District. Painting by Keith Melling

Elter Water, Lake District
A popular walk from Skelwith Bridge to Elterwater passes this spot where the exquisite view across Elterwater to the Langdale Pikes is so compelling it's almost impossible not stop for a while to admire it. Here we have a double dose of the Pikes as they are reflected in the tranquil water.

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

Giclée print
8.5 x 12in
£30

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Langdale Pikes from Elterwater, Lake District
Langdale Pikes from Elterwater - Lake District. Keith Melling

Langdale Pikes from Elterwater, Lake District
This Lakeland scene was painted early in the year, it was the snow line I found interesting, which seemed to be receding before my very eyes. There is a very popular walk from Skelwith Bridge to the village of Elterwater which passes near the location of this view.

From an oil painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Open Edition print.16 x 7in  £24.50

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Buttermere Valley from Haystacks, Lake District
Buttermere Valley from Haystacks - Lake District. Keith Melling

Buttermere Valley from Haystacks, Lake District
Haystacks was Wainwright''s favourite Lakeland mountain, mainly because of the views to the surrounding higher mountains. This painting takes in the view westwards, down the valley to the neighbouring lakes of Buttermere and Crummack Water.

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

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Ullswater in Spring, Lake District
Ullswater in Spring - Lake District. Keith Melling

Ullswater in Spring, Lake District.

Ullswater is the second largest lake in England. It was springtime on the shore of Ullswater that Inspired Wordsworth to write his famous poem 'The daffodils'. 

From a gouache and acrylic painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Open Edition print.
7.5 x 16in
£24.50

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Lakeland Fields
Lakeland Fields. Painting by Keith Melling

Lakeland Fields
This scene was painted from near Keswick, looking across the fields and over the hidden Derwentwater, towards the hazy Western Fells. The foreground grasses and flowers were really the main subject of this painting.

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

Giclée print
8.5 x 12in
£30

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Across Bassenthwaite Lake to Skiddaw, Lake District
Across Bassenthwaite Lake to Skiddaw - Lake District. Painting: Keith Melling

Across Bassenthwaite Lake to Skiddaw, Lake District
The most northerly lake in Lakeland and one of the largest. The view here is from the foot of the lake on the northwest shore, near where the water flows out into the River Derwent.  Bassenthwaite Sailing Club is nearby and the Skiddaw mountain range is prominent opposite.

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

Giclée print with printed remarque
14 x 30.25in.
£58.50 
also 7.525x 15.5in. (without remarque)  £25

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Summit view from the Old Man of Coniston, Lake District
Summit view from Coniston Old Man. Painting: Keith Melling

Summit view from Coniston Old Man, Lake District
The view east over the tarns of Low Water, Levers Water and Coppermines Valley is quite spectacular, especially on a breezy clear day when cloud shadows scud over the fells. The mountain, 2634 feet 803m high, has been much exploited and scarred through slate quarrying and copper mining, but doesn't detract from its grandeur.
  
From a watercolour painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Limited Edition of 350
Giclée print
11 x 15.5in. £42

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Thirlmere and Blencathra from above Launchy Gill, Lake District
Thirlmere and Blencathra from above Launchy Gill - Lake District. Painting: Keith Melling

Thirlmere and Blencathra from above Launchy Gill, Lake District
Thirlmere is situated between Keswick and Grasmere near the huge Helvellyn, it is a very picturesque lake which serves as a reservoir. Blencathra is the blue mountain in the distance, also known as Saddleback.

From a pastel painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Open Edition
Giclée print
15 x 25.25in. £58.50
also 9.25 x 15.5in £30

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Ullswater from Gowbarrow Fell, Lake District
Ullswater from Gowbarrow Fell  -  Lake District. Painting by Keith Melling

Ullswater from Gowbarrow Fell,  Lake District
Looking south to Patterdale with Place Fell across the lake. Gowbarrow is a wonderful hill to view Ullswater and is quite easy to climb.

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

Giclée print
8.5 x 12in
£30

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Little Langdale, Lake District
Little Langdale  -  Lake District. Keith Melling

Little Langdale, Lake District
Autumn in the beautiful and rugged valley of Little Langdale. Looking towards the fells with Wetherlam and Great Carrs clearly in view.


From an oil painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Open Edition print.
7 x 16in
£24.50

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Bleatarn House and Bowfell, Lake District
Bleatarn House and Bowfell, Lake District. Painting Keith Melling

Bleatarn House and Bowfell, Lake District

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

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Lake Windermere, Lake District (by Sam P Melling)
Lake Windermere - Lake District. Painting by Sam P Melling

Lake Windermere, Lake District (by Sam P Melling
Painted from near Wray Castle on the western shore of the lake. The view is towards Waterhead and Ambleside. Windermere is the largest expanse of water in England.

From an acrylic painting
Artist : Sam P.Melling
Signed Limited Edition of  295.
Giclée print.
6.5 x 15.5in
£47

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Stickle Ghyll, Great Langdale, Lake District
Stickle Ghyll, Great Langdale  -  Lake District. Painting by Keith Melling

Stickle Ghyll, Great Langdale, Lake District
Looking down Stickle Ghyll from the outlet stream of Stickle Tarn. The view across the Langdale valley takes in Lingmoor on the left and Side Pike, central. On the far horizon we see the Coniston Fells.

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

Giclée print
8.5 x 12in
£30

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Bluebells, Cuckoo Coppice II, Lake District
Cuckoo Coppice II -  Lake District. Keith Melling

Bluebells, Cuckoo Coppice II, Lake District

From a gouache painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Limited Edition of 350

Giclée print
8.5 x 12in
£35

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Bluebells, Brathay Woods, Lake District
Bluebells, Brathay Woods  -  Lake District. Keith Melling

Bluebells, Brathay Woods, Lake District
In springtime the old woodlands of Lakeland are carpeted with a purple mist of bluebells. This wood between Clappersgate and Brathay spans quite a large area and is criss-crossed by a maze of footpaths. Maps are virtually useless here, but no-matter, there''s no hurry, the bluebells are the best I''ve ever seen.

From a gouache and acrylic painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Open Edition.
Giclée print 10 x 15in £37.50 
also 15 x 22.5in £58.50

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Skelwith Force, Lake District
Skelwith Force - Lake District. Painting Keith Melling

Skelwith Force, Lake District
Not the highest waterfall in the Lake District but one of the most pleasing, and very easily accessed.

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

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A Lakeland Lane, Lake District
A Lakeland Lane - Lake District. Keith Melling

 A Lakeland Lane, Lake District
Lakeland  is not all Lakes and mountains, there are many other features of note. This pictureque lane is near Torver. 

From a gouache and acrylic painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Limited Edition of 195. Giclée print.
9 x 15in
£42

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Yew Tree Farm, Yewdale, Lake District
Yew Tree Farm, Yewdale, Lake District. Painting by Keith Melling

Yew Tree Farm, Yewdale,  Lake District
There have been many paintings of this picturesque subject over the years. This is my version. It may not be very original but I couldn''t resist it. I believe the farm was used in the  Beatrix Potter film.

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

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Old Orchard Wood, Lake District
Old Orchard Wood - Lake District. Painting : Keith Melling

Old Orchard Wood , Lake District.
In the South Lakes near Spark Bridge.

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

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On Blea Rigg, Dusk Over the Langdale Pikes, Lake District
On Blea Rigg, Dusk Over the Langdale Pikes  -  Lake District. Keith Melling

On Blea Rigg, Dusk Over the Langdale Pikes, Lake District
Most of my pictures are painted with oil paint, but here I used watercolour, painting swiftly without even any drawing. As darkness descended it became increasingly difficult to see. The walk back to Grasmere was dodgy to say the least without a torch.

From a watercolour painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Limited Edition of  only 95.
Giclée print 
9.5 x 15in
£42

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Kentmere Valley, Lake District
Kentmere Valley - Lake District. Painting : Keith Melling

Kentmere Valley, Lake District
Beautiful Kentmere is one of the lesser known Lakeland valleys, and one deserving of more recognition.... or perhaps it would be better to keep quiet about it. I could do loads of paintings here.

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

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Derwentwater and Friars Crag, Lake District (by Sam P Melling)
Derwentwater and Friars Crag - Lake District. Sam P Melling

Derwentwater and Friars Crag, Lake District (by Sam P Melling).
Looking across Derwentwater to Causey Pike from near Friar''s Crag, Keswick.
 
From an acrylic painting
Artist : Sam P Melling
Signed Limited edition of 195.
Giclée print

7.5 x 11.5in  £30

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Tarn Hows and Langdale Pikes, Lake District
Tarn Hows and Langdale Pikes - Lake District. Keith Melling

Tarn Hows and Langdale Pikes, Lake District
Painted in autumn here, Tarn Hows was originally three separate tarns.

From an oil painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Open Edition print.
15 x 20in
£35

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Scafells from Crinkle Crags, Lake District
Scafells from Crinkle Crags, Lake District. Artist Keith Melling

Scafells from Crinkle Crags, Lake District
Viewed from above Three Tarns with the slopes of Bowfell prominent on the right. 

From a watercolour painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Limited Edition of 350

Giclée print
11 x 15in
£47

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Across Ullswater to Hallin Fell, Lake District
Across Ullswater to Hallin Fell  -  Lake District. Keith Melling

Across Ullswater to Hallin Fell, Lake District
Ullswater, the second largest lake in Lakeland has many facets to its character. This picture which is more of a sketch than a painting was done with French sepia ink. This view across the lake is from Gowbarrow Fell.

From a sepia ink sketch
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Limited Edition of 195. Giclée print. 
9 x 13in
£40

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Bluebells, Jeffy Knotts Wood II - Lake District
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Bluebells, Jeffy Knotts Wood II -  Lake District

From a gouache and watercolour painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Limited Edition of 350

Giclée print
8.5 x 12in
£35

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Still Evening, Coniston Water, Lake District
Still Evening, Coniston Water  -  Lake District. Keith Melling

Still Evening, Coniston Water, Lake District

From an oil painting.
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Open Edition print.
10.75 x 23.5in   £35 
also  4 x 9.25in  £11.75

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Coniston Water, Lake District
Coniston Water - Lake District

Coniston Water, Lake District

From an oil painting
 Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Limited Edition print of 850.
10.5 x 16in
£31.50

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Derwentwater, Lake district
Derwentwater, Lake district. Keith Melling

Derwentwater, Lake district

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

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Bridge End Farm, Little Langdale, Lake District.
Bridge End Farm, Little Langdale, Lake District. Wood engraving by Keith Melling

Bridge End Farm, Little Langdale, Lake District.
Wood Engraving. Limited Edition of 85.
Artist: Keith Melling

4 x 6 in.
£45
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Drystone Wall, Great Langdale, Lake District
Drystone Wall, Great Langdale, Lake District. Painting Keith Melling

Drystone Wall, Great Langdale, Lake District

From a watercolour painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Limited Edition of only 95
Giclée print. 10.25 x 15in
£ 47

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Scafells from Three Tarns, Lake District
Scafells from three tarns -  Lake District. Painting - Keith Melling

Scafells from Three Tarns, Lake District

From a watercolour and pastel painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Limited Edition of 350

Giclée print
9.25 x 15in
£42

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Early Evening, Coniston Water, Lake District
Early Evening, Coniston Water, Lake District. Painting Keith Melling

Early Evening, Coniston Water, Lake District
I''ve painted several pictures of Coniston Water from the east shore; this small watercolour was painted fairly spontaneously without any preliminary drawing. Viewed from the southeastern shore across to the Coniston Fells with the ''Old Man'' prominent in the centre.

From a watercolour painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Limited Edition print of 850.
2.5 x 5.5in
£7

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Wastwatwer Screes, Lake District
Wastwatwer Screes  -  Lake District. Keith Melling

Wastwatwer Screes, Lake District
I sometimes like to use a broader technique in my paintings, as I did here to capture the ruggedness of the screes; mixing sand in the paint to give texture and to represent the boulders on the lower slopes. This is the deepest lake in England and is often a dark rich colour, nearby is Scafell Pike; England's highest mountain. There is always an indescribable atmosphere here, whatever the weather.

From an acrylic (with sand) painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Limited Edition of only 95. 
Giclée print.
9.75 x 15in
£42

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Towards Elterwater, Lake District
Towards Elterwater, Lake District. Painting Keith Melling

Towards Elterwater, Lake District
A popular Lake District walk from Skelwith Bridge to Elterwater village passes through this wood near the lake . The moss covered boulders are unexpectedly large and, from a distance with a certain trick of the light can appear to be levitating.

From a gouache painting
Artist Keith Melling
Signed Limited Edition print of 750.
5 x 7in
£15.50

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A Lakeland Beck, Easedale, Lake District
A Lakeland Beck, Easedale  -  Lake District. Keith Melling

A Lakeland Beck, Easedale, Lake District
Probably the most dynamic of my Lake District paintings. The scene looks out from over Sour Milk Gill; an impressive waterfall seen on the way from Grasmere to Easegill Tarn.

From an oil painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Open Edition print.
13.5 x 20in
£35

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Reflections Langdale, Lake District
Reflections Langdale, Lake District. Painting Keith Melling

Reflections Langdale, Lake District
The Langdale Pikes viewed from Elterwater is always a compelling scene, especially when the mountains are reflected in the still water of the lake.


From gouache painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Limited Edition print of 850.
2.5 x 5.5ins.
£7

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Summer Lane, Lake District
Summer Lane, Lake District. Painting Keith Melling

Summer Lane, Lake District
This narrow lane running from Ayside to Field Broughton on the South Lakes Peninsula is typical of many quiet lanes around Cartmel, Cumbria. Ideal for cycling!

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

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Grasmere, Lake district
Grasmere, Lake district. Painting Keith Melling

Grasmere, Lake district
A perfectly still day on the lake. Painted from the footpath on the beautiful west shore of the lake, which has some outstanding views to the surounding fells.

From a gouache painting
Artist : Keith Melling
Signed Limited Edition print of 750.
5 x 7in
£15.50

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