The Hidden Gem of Pentire; The Fern Pit



Impressionist Landscape Painting

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Fern Pit Painting

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A dreamy painting with a mix of pastel colours, inviting you to pause; cherish the smaller moments and the everyday. Cornwall has a hugely diverse landscape but what I find most exciting about this landscape are the secrets that it contains, elements that you may not discover unless you give it your full attention. Here we see a glimpse of the enchanting Fern Pit buildings hidden at the bottom of Pentire, on The Gannel in Newquay.

During the tourist season it’s a great way to cross The Gannel to Crantock beach without having to walk inland to cross the bridge; either using the ferry or the bridge at low tide. There are complementary patterns weaving through this landscape as the cliff towers above the buildings and light glistens off the water in the foreground.

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  • Original Contemporary Cornish Landscape Painting
  • Acrylic, oil and enamel on cotton canvas
  • 30x30cm/12×12″ (2019)
  • Original artwork with signed Certificate of Authenticity
  • Painted sides, no frame required
  • Signed

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  • Art Print – Printed on premium 240gsm paper
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Work in Progress

The background is in place and I’ve outlined the buildings of the Fern Pit at the bottom of the Gannel. I used acrylic for the buildings themselves but you can see the thicker texture of oil has been used for the cliffs.

This is the fun part, I’m using acrylics like watercolour here as I play around with the colour and water to create the beautiful natural cliff of Pentire.

I’ve painted in the detail and again using acrylic like watercolour to add in some shadows around the buildings.

Now it’s time to stop and check what I need to do next to finish the painting. My favourite tool the reducing mirror helps me to do this without having to move from my desk!


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