Flamborough cliffs oil study

Flamborough colour studies

A favourite location from the Yorkshire coastline is Flamborough, where I spent many wonderful childhood holidays. I am fascinated by the colour here, in particular at the North Landing, where the chalk cliffs and submerged boulders of chalk produce striking reflected-colour combinations. I’ve been making a few colour studies to see how I can get this across, and I will use the studies as a guide for bigger paintings… this is a view from Flamborough Head looking towards Bempton…

Flamborough cliffs oil study

‘Flamborough cliffs’ oil on gesso calico panel 8×8 ins

The following studies were made to explore the colour and try out compositions…

Oil study of North landing

‘North Landing study No.1’ oil on canvas board 7×5 ins

Oil study of Flamborough colours

‘North Landing colour’ oil on canvas board 7×5 ins

Oil study of North Landing arch

‘North Landing arch’ oil on canvas panel 7×5 ins

Exploring the rock pools at Flamborough North landing

‘Exploring, Flamborough North Landing’ oil on canvas panel 14 x 11 ins

I spent many hours as a youngster exploring the rock pools at Flamborough North Landing, at this very spot, searching for spider crabs – not sure if that’s the correct name for them.