AndyKnillArt News update 06 April

Last night started post but image upload crashed and deleted, so a day late again.

So art is keeping me busy. This week I have started and completed the “Verges” piece I have been planning in my head and on paper. I have submitted the image for exhibition consideration but am having framed to sell myself if the exhibition does not come off. A mixture of fineliner and promarkers using my more extensive colour range. I believe my best piece so far.

I gifted a print of my “New Wall Old Wall” piece in the ArtCubes exhibition in L’Artishe, Swanage to Laurence my local waller as a record of his work, my lesson in drystone walling. The wall is now complete and can be seen at the entrance to the Houns Tout walkers car park in the woods just after Kingston village. I will be doing more sketching using this wall for inspiration.

This morning on a local Facebook sales group I found a studio easel, preloaded for sale for £15 and immediately contacted to buy it. I will now have the ability to investigate the use of canvases more. At the same time I ordered two (should have done one) photo canvases based on a google image compilation of my images into a panorama – they have arrived and the image is not as clear as I thought, but on the bright side even if I recycle both for art the canvases were at a price point well below what I might pay for art canvases the same size 120 x 30 cms.

Getting out and about again with the camera snapping mages to possibly print or use for art inspiration. Had some contact via my personal blog this week from a crafter new to the area, we met her over coffee locally and were able to make some introductions and names of people to try re. Crafting and mandalas, it was great to share my growing knowledge of local artists.

Exhibition pieces now done, my focus starts to develop a wider range of work for my Open Studio in Purbeck Arts Week. I hope to exhibit:

 – photo canvases I have had made previously, 

 – fine art prints from my range in my browser

 – some framed pieces in addition to pieces in exhibitions

 – photo prints including Hungry hare and Flying gull

 – a carousel of my cards

 – some newer acrylic pieces from my Wednesday class at Art Workshop, Swanage and some that I want to do from home.

Re reading this I still find it amazing to see how much I have done since the start of the year which is essentially when this all started. I have approached two more local businesses about submitting some card design proposals so they will be part of exhibited work whether they create new business or not.

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