2 ….

days to opening of Artisans on the Beach. Well, to be honest, tomorrow afternoon really. So this post will be about my miniature and mini canvases. Since I started producing more art in addition to my sketchbooks I have used a range of surfaces – marker paper (designed to not bleed ink through it) at A4, A3 and A2 size; NOT cold pressed watercolour paper with a texture to it; canvas – prepared with gesso (bought ready to use); wood (see one item later in this post).

Canvas started as an experiment to produce larger pieces. Some worked well, some soaked up lots of ink, some have faded as in and out of direct sunlight,others have been very successful including SSRC regatta fleet 2017 original which sold before completion. Most have been drawn using photos that I have taken, one larger canvas of Corfe Castle was drawn en plein air (Arty term for sketching live) while leaning on a hedge as an easel.

I have started to develop and sell a range of miniature canvases on their own easel stand and also some larger mini canvases too.

I have been talking with other Artisans about pricing and the miniature canvases will be selling for £10 and the mini canvases at £15. Every piece is an art original. I keep a photographic record of pieces to ensure there is no duplication at a later point.

I will take commissions on either of these size canvases for landscape based pieces – please talk to me about this at the Huts or email me at andy@andyknillart.com or use contact form on this site – see menu.

Two different views of Wareham Quay, the second was a commission and is not for sale.

A view from Brownsea Island towards Studland and Old Harry Rocks. This example sold earlier this month.

Corfe Castle, a personal favourite of local man made landmarks.

I will be producing more canvases over the Artisans on the Beach period so look out for update posts on new works.

Work on wood (one off so far)

Inspired by the idea of small Christmas gifts I bought a wooden box set of dominoes and pick up sticks in a plain wooden box. I have added original artwork and will be selling this for £10. The box could be used to contain other items instead. If there is interest I may do more wooden box items.

Thanks for reading. Tomorrow prior to our 12pm launch I shall be releasing 1 …. days … post about my fine Art prints and original art either in a mount and cellophane pocket or framed. Pieces will include the original works for many of my card designs.

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