Seaside Cottage- Fittie, Aberdeen

Seaside Cottage- Fittie, Aberdeen

Regular price £60

This limited-edition Giclée print is part of a collection which brings to life the quirky architecture of Fittie, Aberdeen. Each print is signed and numbered by me, comes with a dated certificate of authenticity, and is ready for you to frame and enjoy. This edition is limited to 95 copies so get them while you can!  

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View of Fittie, Aberdeen

 

This smaller-scale print is one of a set which captures the buildings of Fittie- the set is also available as a single collated edition titled 'Views of Fittie'.

 

This illustration captures a 'Seaside Cottage', a whitewashed little building with side porch and carefully walled garden, exactly what comes to mind when you think of the seaside!

 

Traditionally a fisherman's village, Fittie is where they would live, work and play in the central courtyards shielded from the harsh salty winds by buildings on all sides. As well as small granite terraces and cottages, Fittie is dotted with numerous quirky little buildings- sheds, cabins, bothies, shelters and homes which are built from a variety of materials, giving the area a very rustic, seaside charm. Indeed, many lobster traps, fishing nets, buoys and other fishing implements remain scattered throughout, often forming part of the buildings exterior and decorations.

 

Old photos show fishwives gutting cod and haddock from wooden barrels, and fishermen and boys mending the nets for their next trip and it's one of the few place in Aberdeen where one can trance the origins of the local industry!

 

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This building was illustrated freehand at my drawing table- in order to capture the ramshackle, rustic feel of these buildings I felt my usually precise drawing style would not capture its loose charm! I used Staedtler pencil grades 2H to 9B to capture the full range of tones.

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          • Arrives ready to frame
          • High quality Giclee print onto 255gsm Somerset Artist's paper
          •  Detail and texture is equal to the originals
          • Signed by the artist 
          • Edition number
          • Comes with Certificate of Authenticity
          • 1-inch clear margin all round 
          • Size in cm- 42(W), x 30(H)
          • Size in inches- 16.5(W) x 11.5(H)
          • Free UK delivery

    

 

Seaside Cottage- Fittie, Aberdeen
Seaside Cottage- Fittie, Aberdeen