The distincive Hawnby Hill rises in the distance with heather and a lone tree in the foreground.

Affordable painting:
Hawnby Hill

One of many affordable plein air paintings here on this site, this one shows Hawnby Hill in the North York Moors, Yorkshire.

Hawnby Hill is a distinctive hill between Hawnby and Osmotherly. It sits at the head of the lush Bilsdale right on the edge of the heather upland on a beautiful if narrow road.

  • Image size: 18.4cm x 35.6cm (7" x 14")
  • Medium: oil
  • Ground: canvas panel

There are very few distinctive hills in the North York Moors, mostly consisting of high expansive heathland. Hawnby Hill and its neighbour, Easterside Hill though, are both steep sided and picturesque from numerous directions. They can be seen for many miles as the road continues toward the pretty village of Osmotherly.

Seen from the North, as here, the foreground is dabbed with individual trees set in the heather, looking like they have a tough time of it. They have much character and would make paintings themselves, often twisted and leaning away from some unseen force which is difficult to imagine on a summers day.

No doubt I'll paint in the area again with so much inspiring material to 'go‑at'. This and other affordable – under £1,000 unframed – original landscape paintings will always be offered here on this website first, before they're made available via galleries or exhibitions.

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