Bay H, Purbeck Artisan Yard, Month 1, part 3

On stories behind the work in my bay.

Printed cards ledge;

This ledge shows most of my printed cards range. They come in colour, photographic or pen and ink black on white. All printed cards are £ 2 individually or 3 for £5. Most designs are 7″ x 5″ and are in a cellophane wrapper with envelope.

There are some new 2018 designs in a small suitcase in front of the partition wall opposite this wall. I will describe those in a later post.

The first 5 cards are my Swanage collection linked to the work for the TiC explained in part 2i post yesterday. The only drawing not describe is the one for the Spa huts found above Shore Road, Swanage. The card was drawn before the holiday season 2017. Since then 6 Super Spa Huts have been added.

Photographic cards;

Only two at present. These feature: Flying Gull and Hungry Hare. Both images can also be bought as prints.

Flying Gull was selected from a sequence of shots taken by Monkey beach, Swanage. It shows a juvenile Gull skimming the sea’s surface. The card is 8″ x 4″.

Hungry Hare was taken in my garden as “Maurice / Morris” the March hare tucked into our lavender plants. The print of this has proved popular.

The black and white pen and ink cards are derived from drawings I have made pre and since opening AndyKnillArt.

These three pieces are;

Cromer, Norfolk – tide coming in. this came from a series of sketches I did on two holidays to Overstrand to the east of Cromer. It also links to teaching ideas in coastal geography lessons previously. This card has proved popular in its hand-coloured guise – see later post on the table in the bay.

Curlew, stuffed in a museum. I have been told I can’t title a card like that, well I have as I drew this fine example on a sketchmeet in Colchester, Essex in the Natural History Museum. I was only able to draw the detail involved because this Curlew was not going to move.

View of Parker’s Piece, Cambridge. Basically an edited version of my original view and location sketch from a pub at the fringe of Parker’s Piece of the houses and avenue of trees seen across the field in Central Cambridge.

These three coastal scenes are all of the Purbeck coast line. All are based on location sketches made on geography fieldwork trips.The first is a simplistic but recognisable drawing of Durdle Door, Lulworth. The second illustrates the geological features of Stair Hole found to the west of Lulworth Cove and the east of Durdle Door. The third shows a Landrover Defender parked at the back of Studland beach. In the background you can see the Isle of Wight’s western edge and Old Harry Rocks at the end of Ballard Down shown on many of my pictures of Swanage. The Landrover is included as they are a popular vehicle with the watersports operator on the beach and the National Trust who manage the Studland Estate. This card has also proved popular in its hand-coloured variations.

Signpost-ed is modelled on the popular wooden walkers signs seen across Purbeck. This one however shows adjacent counties and France across the English Channel. hand-coloured variants on this design have been popular at Christmas and with a variety of additional places signposted too.

The end shelf at the entrance to the bay displays an explanation about #artbombing, an activity I participate in to spread access to art. There is a description of the idea on the shelf.

There are also a changing number of examples of #freeart and #freetofinder pieces. If visiting please take a look.

In tomorrow’s piece the bottom ledge /row of framed pieces…

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