Tuesday, a good nights sleep well until I was wide awake at 06:00. So some online posts and reading posts, watching the sunrise edge. Breakfast was over the business group zoom call from 08:00 to 09:00. Then shower, changed and off to work.
Shop opened early again after a nice walk along the seafront gathering stares at my outfit again – what a show off.
Early on the shop was quiet. I worked on the Portland Bill drawing on the advertising suit from yesterday. Complete now but for more border and building details.
A good chat about marker art with mother and son who had bought art from me previously at the Artisans on the Beach event. We talked about the different applications and how you can combine ProMarkers and Posca paint markers, they said about coming back later in the week and I let the son choose a postcard – he took an autographed Jurassic beach.
Other families bought Christmas cards, well 2, one from each shop artist and some other cards too. An art postcard pad to encourage a daughter who had been drawing more in lockdown.
I sat outside the shop on my stool and drew a new original art postcard from scratch of Java and the parasols over the hedge. My outfit, my “road signs” about ‘artist at work’ and ‘live art in progress‘ caused questions about what was I drawing, some bubbles came into the shop and the jungle hat especially proved a great talking point with some younger children about a what animals they could find on the hat.
The piece was finished and sold almost immediately to Ciaron the proprietor at Java.
Anne, my wife, came and after she had a drink with friends we had our lunch and then I had finished and sold the above piece. After Anne went it was quiet for a while so I added some additional background detail to them ‘Pip Hare’ box I had started yesterday. Again working outside as the weather allowed.
I also added more Posca pen colour to the side of my display cabinet now used for the original art postcards.
Then a number of family groups visited including a french family (from London) who bought a print and some cards and the Sailability original postcard drawn in lockdown back in January.
Things quietened down but there were still people about when at about 16:30 a couple came in looking for local art for a flat they are preparing to rent out. They took three framed prints representing both artists so a very good end to the sales day.
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