Old Tin Mine


This is a mixed media painting of Wheal Uny Mine,  an old disused tin mine, near to Redruth, Cornwall. It comes mounted ready to frame.

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This is a mixed media, original painting of Wheal Uny Mine, an old Tin Mine, near to Redruth, Cornwall

This was my first watercolour painting where I started using Gesso, along with a limited colour palette using mainly Indigo. Using the Gesso technique I remove some of the paint to reveal the texture. As Indigo is a staining colour, some of the colour remained, further enhancing the feeling of texture.

I can see the two old Engine Houses of Wheal Uny from my house and I loved learning this new technique to get over the historical feeling of the mine.

This image comes ready mounted (painting size is 305 x 197mm) for you to choose your own frame.

Additional information

Dimensions 412 × 304 mm