Needle at Flamborough head

September 08, 2018

A rainy afternoon, so I worked more on this painting of the needle at Flamborough. I’m pleased with it. I hope you like it.

 

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‘Needle at Flamborough’

24×18”

Oil on linen 2018

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East Yorkshire fields and meadows

September 03, 2018

The last few days, I’ve been working on some of these paintings from early Summer. They’ll be displayed at Halsham Waterside from the 7th September until January.

 

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‘Hawthorn blossom and meadow’

24×18”

Oil on linen 2018

 

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‘Poppy field in evening sunshine’

24×18”

Oil on linen 2018

 

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’Rapeseed field in Spring sunshine’

24×18”

Oil on linen 2018

 

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’Poppy field, East Yorkshire’

24×18”

Oil on linen 2018

Private collection

 

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Paintings of the lovely East Yorkshire coast

August 30, 2018

Here are a few of the East Yorkshire coast paintings going on display this month.

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‘Bempton cliffs’

24×20”

Oil on linen 2017

 

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’Morning sunlight on High Stacks at Flamborough’

24×18”

Oil on linen 2017

 

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‘Bempton cliffs in shadow’

20×24”

Oil on linen 2018

 

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‘Morning sunlight on Filey Brigg’

24×18”

Oil on linen 2017

 

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‘View towards Scarborough from Filey Brigg’

24×18”

Oil on linen 2017

 

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The Beauty of East Yorkshire

August 14, 2018

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‘The Beauty of East Yorkshire’ comes to Halsham.
An exhibition of paintings by Christopher Heald.
7th September 2018 – January 2019.

This September sees the launch of ‘The Beauty of East Yorkshire’, a selection of paintings by Christopher Heald, at Halsham Waterside Farm shop and cafe.

This selection of paintings by Christopher are a celebration of his first year of exploring and painting the natural landscape of East Yorkshire.

Christopher moved up to East Yorkshire two years ago. ‘It took about a year of getting settled and finishing off work from a France and Italy trip, until I began to turn my attention to my surroundings. Painting gives you wonderful opportunities to explore and look at the natural world around you. East Yorkshire has been a delight to get to know, and I have met such lovely supportive people.

When I look at a landscape, I ask myself questions, what colours am I actually seeing, and how is the light and atmosphere effecting those colours. It is after some time that the beauty becomes apparent, because with black not existing in nature, every shadow no matter how dark is a colour or a combination of colours. The air also is not completely transparent, it is violet, which also adjusts colours and can also create wonderful colour harmonies.

Seeing these beautiful colours is why I’m a painter, it’s what drives me to want to paint. Many paintings I do are because of the colours, as opposed to the subject matter. Painting the true beauty of nature is impossible, but I love the idea of trying to achieve something not possible. I hope that by working towards that, I will always see progression and hopefully achieve some good things.

Christopher is a painter in the romantic sense. He can be found waiting for the sunrise on the cliffs at Bempton, or walking the fields on a sunny Spring day. ‘I prefer to work up paintings to completion back in my studio, as the initial lay in of colour is rarely strong enough to achieve the effects I would like’. He has paintings in private collections in the UK, France, Ukraine, Norway, Canada and Hong Kong; and has exhibited in the UK and France.

‘My wife and I love to visit Halsham Waterside. The beautiful homemade cakes and produce on offer is overshadowed only by their friendship and wonderful welcome. It is such a pleasure to have some paintings there and hopefully have them enjoyed.

 

 

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Spurn Point series 2018/2019

July 24, 2018

This week marked the beginning of a series of paintings of Spurn point in East Yorkshire. It’s lovely to go back to the coast and explore more of East Yorkshire. Spurn point is a wonderful place for a painter, and has many new challenges.

 

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‘Spurn Point Lighthouse on a Summer evening’

18×14”

Oil on linen 2018.

 

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‘Summer evening at Spurn Point lighthouse’

18×14”

Oil on linen 2018

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Paintings of Bempton and Filey at Halsham

May 18, 2018

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Bempton Cliffs March 2018

March 25, 2018

 

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’Scale Nab arch at Bempton cliffs’

24×20”

Oil on linen 2018

Private collection

 

Tidying up the studio, I stumbled across this pairing. I love these two together!

‘Morning sunlight on Filey Brigg’; and ‘Scale Nab at Bempton cliffs’.

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‘Bempton cliffs in shadow’

20×24”

Oil on linen 2018

 

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’Arch at Bempton cliffs’

24×18”

Oil on linen 2018

Private collection

 

 

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Colours of Winter, Newlands lane.

February 05, 2018

I went back to Newlands lane one morning last week. Since painting the snow there, I had wanted to see it with the light of sunrise. It was beautiful with such rich colours.

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‘Newlands lane at sunrise’

24×18”

Oil on linen 2018

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Flamborough head and Bempton cliffs series

September 15, 2017

I’ve completed the series of paintings from my trip to Flamborough and Bempton cliffs. The coastline is beautiful and has such variety. The look and feel of the Sea changed as the Sun moved and the day progressed, and I loved the various shapes created by the shadows of the cliffs on the water.

I was up on the cliff tops for Sunrise. It was still dark when I got up there, but I was skipping around trying to take it all in. I had a few hair raising moments with the offshore winds, when they threatened to throw me over the edge! I hope you enjoy the paintings.

 

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‘Morning sunlight on High Stacks at Flamborough Head’

24×18″

Oil on linen 2017

 

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‘Bempton cliffs, North Yorkshire’

24×18″

Oil on linen 2017

 

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‘Old fishing boat at the North landing, Flamborough head’

24×18″

Oil on linen 2017

Private collection

 

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‘Morning sunlight near Flamborough head’

24×18″

Oil on linen 2017

 

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‘View towards Thornwick bay, Flamborough’

24×18″

Oil on linen 2017

Private collection

 

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‘View towards High Stacks at Flamborough head’

24×18″

Oil on linen 2017

 

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‘Needle at Flamborough Head’

24×18″

Oil on linen 2017

Private collection

 

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‘First light at Flamborough cliffs’

24×18″

Oil on linen 2017

Private collection

 

 

 

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