What's the story?
Richard had originally included a Sea Vixen in this painting, the reason being that the de Havilland Sea Vixen has a history with Christchurch construction wise. Judi felt the composition might look better without the plane. After asking friends and family their opinion the Sea Vixen had to go!
For those that do like the Vixen we did create a few prints, available here >
Prints - The prints are created from Richard's original painting, we print them ourselves using a method known as Giclėe, the paper is 100% cotton with a gentle texture. Your A4 or A3 print will arrive cello wrapped with a recycled cardboard backing ready for framing. The 50cm x 70cm print will arrive rolled in a large cardboard tube. Richard signs all prints.
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Giclée Printing - this involves squirting or spraying microscopic dots of pigment based-inks onto high quality art paper (not as messy as it sounds!). The print is colour corrected to attain the closest possible match to the original artwork and will keep its vibrant colours for many years to come.
Paper - we use a natural soft textured bright white matt 315gsm paper for all prints. The paper's bright white base and gentle texture delivers a quality print with a wide colour gamut, it's 100% acid free and accredited by the Fine Art Trade Guild as being of archival quality.
Free delivery on all prints - We send the prints via myHermes or Royal Mail so you will be able to track your order and we will know they have been delivered safely!
Glass Fridge MagnetsOur chunky glass fridge magnets are like mini works of art, all the vintage inspired images are from original paintings by Dorset artist Richard Watkin. Choose from 10 different locations, Poole, Bournemouth, Old Harry Rocks, Durdle Door, Hengistbury Head, Corfe Castle, Weymouth Harbour, Wareham and West Bay. If you can't...
What's the Story? - We were frequent visitors to Knowlton Church when the kids were small, they loved playing in the long grass and we loved the peace and tranquility, somewhat surprising when you consider the hollow shell of Knowlton church, one of the most atmospheric places in Dorset, is also...
What's the Story? - Ringstead Bay on the Jurassic Coast is a well kept secret, a charming bay with pebble beach, clear water and views across Weymouth Bay to Portland. On the day we visited the seaweed washed up by the tide had dried to a crisp rich dark terracotta, contrasting perfectly...
What's the Story? - The coastline of the Golden Cap Estate is part of the Jurassic Coast, Britain's only natural World Heritage Site, the highest point on the South Coast, the views in all directions are spectacular on a clear day. Back in the 1960's Richard's family were frequent visitors to Charmouth, they...
We have taken into consideration that you may not want to go to the expense of having your prints professionally framed (although they do look great when they are!) so have kept to standard sizes -
A4 Prints - 21cm x 29.7cm will fit 'off the shelf' A4 frames
A3 Prints - 29.7cm x 42cm will fit 'off the shelf' A3 frames, but check frame measurement first
50cm x 70cm Prints - which includes a small white border, will fit 'off the shelf' 50cm x 70cm frames
A6 Postcards - 148mm x 105mm will fit off the shelf frames if required
Calendars - These are A4 when folded, so easy to pop in the post as a pressie. Double A4 when opened and hanging