So back in 2017 to 2019 when I had an open studio in the outbuilding at Hillview, where we rented from 2016 to 2020, I would open up the studio on every day of Purbeck Art Weeks (PAW) to try and maximise the possibility of people visiting. I will be very tired by the end of the festival, I always am but the opportunity to meet a range of visitors and share my love of Purbeck and recording it through art is very important to me.
So Saturday was my day 1/14, two days of the 16 linked to me doing duties at Rollington Barn and the central exhibition.
Today there were still quite a lot of people in my area of town but none were jangling with bells this time. I sold some cards both prints ted and an original hand drawn one from a selection that I found in one of my storage unit drawers and put out on display for the first time in a while. This has been one of the interesting aspects of moving shops and starting to rediscover projects I had done previously that have lapsed during the covid phase of my art.
I took down a number of early original pieces from 2017 to the shop today which were in frames that had become damaged. I am going to remount these and put them back out for sale again, they had been sat in my home studio. But that is a job for a day when sitting outside is not possible.
Instead today, Posca pens / markers and my 2021 watersports boilersuit to be added to. I had taken one of two nautical charts I own down, but it was the wrong one for drawing Swanage Bay so I started the back panel with a scene based on the beach at Swanage Sailing club and the range of dinghies I often find myself out on the water with and that I have photographed when I have been down there.
So, although they are not all in proportion we have so far:
Pico, Topper, ILCA (Laser), Waszp, RS Vario, Topaz Argo, safety boat rib, RS400, Dart 18 catamaran, Laser 2000, RS Feva and Wayfarer plus club race start boat- Swan 1.
Next will be a base colour for the sea and sky then additional details and some spray along the hulls of the boats afloat. The beach pebbles need to be continued / completed and the slipway grooves / ridges added. I am pleased with the progress today this represent somewhere between 3 to 4 hours of drawing and photo sourcing from my Google photos library from 2020 and 2021.
No participants for art for fun today which is how I managed to get his much time focusing on my own piece of work. My aim is to make as much progress as possible with the boiler suit and to wear it when on duty at Rollington Barn on September 26 on the last day of the Arts festival as a different example of artwork from that which most visitors will have seen.<div class='sharedaddy sd-block sd-like jetpack-likes-widget-wrapper jetpack-likes-widget-unloaded' id='like-post-wrapper-123416164-6297-65689a1cef7b5' data-src='https://widgets.wp.com/likes/#blog_id=123416164&post_id=6297&origin=andyknillart.com&obj_id=123416164-6297-65689a1cef7b5' data-name='like-post-frame-123416164-6297-65689a1cef7b5' data-title='Like or Reblog'><h3 class="sd-title">Like this:</h3><div class='likes-widget-placeholder post-likes-widget-placeholder' style='height: 55px;'><span class='button'><span>Like</span></span> <span class="loading">Loading...</span></div><span class='sd-text-color'></span><a class='sd-link-color'></a></div>