New website coming in 2022
Lynne Roebuck (Handwritten)

Landscape Art – Yorkshire & beyond

Original Oils, linocuts & more

British landscape paintings, original prints, and giclées made by Yorkshire based landscape artist, Lynne Roebuck.

There are several collections here, featuring Yorkshire, Northumberland, and Devon. New scenic art is being added all the time, and Pembrokeshire art will be added in future. The Yorkshire collection is building to include the Yorkshire coast, the Wolds, North York Moors, Dales, and the cities of Harrogate and York.

** January 2022 news: New website coming in 2022 ** It's a work in progress so apologies if it's a bit pants right now!

Three Ways of Seeing

January 2022

Over many years making art, I've developed three ways of seeing the world.

This website is in the early process of being redeveloped. It'll be better organised around these three ways of seeing and the geographic collections. It'll also make it easier to buy the art here. See "Making Landscape Art This Year" below.

Painting on a pochade box on Bridlington South beach

Observational Realism

(How all the art on this website begins)

Smaller paintings created 'En Plein‑air' (outdoors). Larger studies in the studio. Mostly oil paint on canvas board and stretched canvas, though other media's available too.

Realistic outdoor paintings in oil

Realistic outdoor paintings in other media

Oil painting of Whitby harbour in the UK, from St Mary's church yard

Romantic Realism

All the art in this collection is created in the studio using Plein‑air sketches and paintings as a starting point, and reference. All of these works are oil paint on canvas board or stretched canvas.

Romantic Realism paintings

Linocut of Scarborough south beach looking toward the castle

Contemporary Modern

Though still realistic, this art is the most 'designer' of all the art on this website. Again, the Plein‑air studies are important to this art's creation. Without the studies from life, these prints would never get made. This collection contains both traditional linocuts and digital art prints.

Contemporary linocuts

Modern digital art prints

A Landscape artist making art, in 2022

6 May 2022

Paint, paint, paint and then, paint some more

Relaunching this website

At the moment I'm neglecting this website badly, I'm sorry. I started sorting it out, got well in to it, and then became obsessed with painting outdoors. I think of nothing else, and the project of relaunching this website has faded into the background for the time being.

What 2022 is all about

I've spent the last couple of years feeling something was wrong in my art practice. Covid and lockdowns didn't help here of course…

I couldn't figure out what was wrong to begin with, because things had developed gradually.

An unhealthy drift

I'd drifted into working in the studio more and more. Making linocut prints demands a lot of time in the studio you see.

When I realised I'd not even sketched outside for an age, I had to fix it, and put everything else aside. It was a priority. Why? Well…

What inspires my art

I've never copied photographs, or used them to any great degree while making my art.

It's my outdoor sketches and paintings that inspire and inform all my studio work (linocut prints and studio paintings).

Without direct observations in scribbles in sketchbooks, in mixed media splashes, in oil paint scratchings, and the experience of being there in the landscape, my other art doesn't happen.

There's a fine balance between outdoor work and indoor (studio) work that creates my art. Without that balance, my studio art dies, basically. This is why it's important to fix it.

Pushing the pendulum too far in order to find the middle

So painting outdoors has become my obsession, it's fair to say. I watch the weather forecast continually, it's like a ritual, and jump in the car filled with an insane excitement when calm and dry weather is promised.

Yes, I did say it's an insane excitement.

As I write, I've made 55 outdoor paintings since the beginning of 2022. That's an average of just over three a week.

It might not sound a lot, except it includes January and February. The short days of January brought sub-zero wind chill regardless of sunshine.

From the last week in January, through February, umpteen storms arrived almost one after the other. Wind, not rain, is an outdoor artist's nemesis, and it meant painting outside was a no-go for almost all of February.

Be fanatical, paint like a nutter*

I dashed out in what I hoped was a lull, as Eunice approached, the worst storm of 2022. Stubbornly, I set up and painted while my easel shifted several inches in the 30mph plus wind gusts. That was interesting!

The days were short and cold, when not windy. I often only made one painting before returning home chilled to my core, needing to hug a hot water bottle for several hours to get warm.

* The UK's superstar Plein‑air artist, Peter Brown (Pete The Street) advises artists to be fanatical, paint like a nutter if they want to improve their outdoor art. Given the above adventures, perhaps I qualify?

I managed to win a Plein‑air painting prize while obsessively snatching opportunities to paint – a complete bonus (see my instagram reel @lynneroebuck)

Better weather, easy days

The longer and warmer days as the year struggles in to summer, the more paintings I'm doing each session. Last week, I completed six paintings. Happy days! Bring it on.

I'm now spending hardly any time in my studio. This is as bad as spending hardly any time outside. The end goal is something in the middle, and I've complete faith it's where I'll settle.

The next time I'm expecting to update this is in June 2022, though there's no hard and fast about it. I'm always full of ideas, plans and inspiration – far more than there are hours in the day.

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Detail of an oil painting completed in my studio – Whitby Harbour.

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