Limited edition print of Padstow in Cornwall

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£120

Buy this unframed: 48cm x 29cm (not including the white boarder paper) giclee print.  See below for Additional Information

A bit about Padstow in Cornwall

On arrival the first thing I noticed were the fishing boats. It is refreshing to see that Padstow still has a fishing fleet, albeit it a very modest one. Looking at them I’d say they fish for crab and lobster which, on a good day, would be big earners with the local restaurants. There was probably mackerel and suchlike as well.

The Padstow boats were not at all shiny and bright like the restaurants they served, they were a bit rough ‘n’ ready – mostly rust-streaked with lobster pots and netting scattered over their decks. And why not? It’s a tough old life out there in the North Atlantic and any boat worth its salt is going to have some  scars.

Tourists and locals

The next thing I noticed was how busy it was with tourists. Padstow is massively popular with visitors and tourism is the main earner. It’s popularity has been boosted by the TV-chef Rick Stein who owns a number of restaurants and properties in the town. This TV fame has led to the town being dubbed “Padstein” by locals and the media. I’m not sure it’s entirely complementary.

An idea for painting Padstow

After tucking into my fish and chips, I rolled around a few ideas on a painting. I decided that I wanted to combine these two dominant features – fishing and tourism.

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Buy this unframed: 48cm x 29cm (not including the white boarder paper) giclee print.  See below for Additional Information.

A bit about Padstow in Cornwall

On arrival the first thing I noticed were the fishing boats. It is refreshing to see that Padstow still has a fishing fleet, albeit it a very modest one. Looking at them I’d say they fish for crab and lobster which, on a good day, would be big earners with the local restaurants. There was probably mackerel and suchlike as well.

The Padstow boats were not at all shiny and bright like the restaurants they served, they were a bit rough ‘n’ ready – mostly rust-streaked with lobster pots and netting scattered over their decks. And why not? It’s a tough old life out there in the North Atlantic and any boat worth its salt is going to have some  scars.

Tourists and locals

The next thing I noticed was how busy it was with tourists. Padstow is massively popular with visitors and tourism is the main earner. It’s popularity has been boosted by the TV-chef Rick Stein who owns a number of restaurants and properties in the town. This TV fame has led to the town being dubbed “Padstein” by locals and the media. I’m not sure it’s entirely complementary.

An idea for painting Padstow

After tucking into my fish and chips, I rolled around a few ideas on a painting. I decided that I wanted to combine these two dominant features – fishing and tourism.

Additional information

Delivery and shipping:

Once ordered I will try to deliver the print within ten working days. The prints are supplied in a tube. Price does not include shipping. This is added at the ‘Basket’ stage.

Number in the edition:

50 prints only, each individually signed and numbered.

Size unwrapped:

Buy this unframed: 48cm x 29cm (not including the white boarder paper) giclee print.  See below for Additional Information

What is a giclee print?

Giclee is a very high quality print process used by galleries and artists for exclusive limited editions. This Giclee process uses 12 true pigment artist colours (ultra marine, ochre etc) rather than the standard four dye colours in normal printing, so Giclee delivers greater depth in colour, tonal values and no yellowing over time.

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