Gig art

I have drawn two types of gig since I started my artwork. The first is the Cornish Pilot Gig, a traditional clinker built wooden rowing boat that has its own class for competition and a growing number of clubs in the UK and across the world. The second is drawing while at gigs -music events.

In this post I thought I would share examples of both including some sketching I did last week on a trip up to London.

Rowing gigs

In 2017 I completed a few pieces where I drew gigs mainly static on the beach. I hope gradually to take my own pictures of racing gigs and develop art from these. This year for PAW18 I took some photos pre Swanage Sea Rowing Club’s Regatta on the second weekend. I produced two small framed originals which I took down after the studio closed and sold one of them.

These are a selection of gig pieces and a bit about them.

In fact these first two are not gig pictures and show earlier boat drawings from Essex and Norfolk. I have always been keen on water based sports and find the perspective involved a challenge and especially like pieces that show the structure or construction of the boat.

These are two canvas pieces I completed in PAW17 based on photographs pre the SSRC regatta last year. The gig fleet pic was photographed as it developed and sold pre completion. The other pieces has faded slightly after being on show at events but I still love the different ideas I tried out with the clouds, geology, water subject to shadows from the sky.

These all developed from trips out with the rowing club at Swanage or visits to Swanage Bay. A print of “Ready to Row” was donated to the 2018 regatta raffle.

This is my most recent piece complied from lots of my own photos, research online and work in my sketchbook before doing the final piece. I am pleased with it, but still aspire to complete a black and white pure pen and ink piece in the future.

Music gigs

Early on when I kept sketchbooks I started to attend more live music events and as a lapsed musician (one who plays infrequently and fails to practice) I like to watch the musical techniques and skill of the musicians. Not confident in my drawing of people I started to do sketches at gigs, they vary in standard but have always been sketchbook based so far.

These are from an Artsreach concert in Chetnole, Dorset. The Kora instrument has fascinated me for a while through the music especially of Maliaan Toumani Diabate. As a stringed instrument player (cello) I find this stringing, structure of the instrument and technique intriguing.

Another Artsreach event this time Moishes Bagel at Corfe Castle. The first picture shows how a moving Fidler can end up distorted but overall I was pleased with the details I picked up about the musicians individually.

Nick Mulvey, the first two at the Cambridge Folk Festival 2016, the second two in concert at the O2 Bournemouth in 2017. Do you think the work has developed?

The Reptiles performing at Swanage Fish Festival on the last weekend of PAW18 in the amphitheatre setting of Prince Albert gardens, Swanage – I felt the urge to draw and used a card about my open studio then gave the work away as an Art card

Finally, the set for Ed Sheeran’s tour at Wembley Stadium last week. Pre the warm up acts I sketched the stage and section of stadium around it – a different scale to capture but an enjoyable piece that took about 40 minutes once I had shaded in the covered seat areas (after this photo).

So in my opinion, both gigs offer lots of drawing opportunities, hope you enjoyed the range of pieces.

Thanks for reading

Andy

PAW18 – day sixteen and it’s all over

The weather was good and in fact got brighter as the day went on. A busy day for visitors and an original sold on the last day. I admit as I type this post that tiredness has kicked in.

I started the day by adjusting some of my signs so that I had signposted the concert held at Encombe House and distinguished it from my studio for Art. I don’t have to do this but after turning six cars back last year I thought it worthwhile.

Would the signing work?

Not entirely this year we redirected four cars, including the person transporting the soloist. The first visitors of the day were soon off to pack and off to Macchu Pichu – impressive. I targeted equalling last year’s total of 252 visitors. This was soon exceeded and a free greetings card went to visitor 252 and 253.

Canine visitor numbers have been lower this year with only 6 in the first week.We finished today on a total of 32, only 5 shy of last year.

So in total Open Studio 23 received 276 visitors in spite of our relatively remote location. I am pleased with this and obviously a great target for PAW 2019 – same place.

Last year my initial sales of £425 really encouraged me that my decision to try selling my art had promise. At Christmas over 6 Weeks of Artisans on the Beach I took £1000 and as PAW approached I just wanted to sell some art. It has been increasingly noticeable that art is not always selling as well as people spent their money more carefully. So would I be able to match last year. Well. I have taken somewhere in the region of £820, gobsmacked would be an appropriate term to be honest. Selling an original piece today was the icing on my cake. In 16 months I have now sold over £3000 of my artwork and am now confident to call myself #artist.

This afternoon we had a number of different friends over and it was great to share a sunny afternoon together.

In the coming weeks I look forward to posting about plans going forward. If you missed being able to visit and would like to see the studio contact me for a private visit.

Many thanks to all for your support, visits and purchases.

Andy

PAW18 – day fifteen, penultimate day

A day of warmth, then rain threatened, then warmth again. Over the day the studio had 22 visitors and now only needs 4 visitors on Sunday to equal the 252 from 2017. Dog (canine visitor) numbers have been lower this year but we still have plenty of treats to give out tomorrow.

Sales today included Flying Gull – a photographic card and a framed print of the studio in this year’s snow.

Old friends from Billericay, Essex where we lived before our move to Purbeck came today and it was great to catch up. I had a great day chatting with visitors about my work, colouring in and how lucky we are to live here (a common theme – but if you have visited you understand why, if not, well you know what to do).

So one day to go, a hugely successful PAW open studio experience for AndyKnillArt. A good number of visitors, possibly a new record tomorrow. Sales have far exceeded my wildest hopes and I will finish with over £700 in a fortnight. New ideas have come up for future work and possible avenues to explore. One thing is for certain I intend to be here in the same studio for PAW19 and hope to welcome you and many newcomers too. Not sure how I will exhibit all my art at the rate I have been producing it so far. Once we finish PAW I will blog a summative piece about highlights, work successes and possible future plans. Your views are welcomed especially if you have become a regular reader of my art posts. My work continues to be in the Purbeck Artisan Yard, Church Street, Wareham where I will need to be having a reorganisation of my bay. If you still wish to visit my home studio contact me for a private appointment.

Many thanks for reading and your support.

Andy

PAW18 – day thirteen

A good day. Slightly wet at first this morning but after I had already seen a young hare and a deer behind our garden I went into Swanage to post the commission piece. Back at the studio I cut some grass and took some photos of a bee entering a foxglove -not the best pics but taken with an iPad and something I could try drawing at some point.

This was a good reminder that our garden offers opportunities to draw drystone walls, a wide variety of plants and trees and some great wildlife. It’s on a list to work up to and I have taken many photos as source material to help me.

Today however my focus was to be a large picture of a rowing gig boat. During PAW 17 I had drawn a piece of the Swanage rowing regatta fleet that showed some of the structure of these traditional clinker built wooden boats. Yesterday I had gone through various photos I have taken and some online research too. However, whenever I got near trying to draw one I backed off. I could opt to use pencil to start a piece for a change but I did t want to change my ink first method.

Last night before a meeting I was attending I put together a sketch and produced a smaller version of what I wanted to draw. It went well so I now had an example to work from.

It took five attempts to get an outside form that I was happy with and to pace myself with so that the spacing between the seats was correct.

Starting with the stern and then working along the starboard side of the boat I developed the framing of the boat.

Some of the features overlapped so I decided that as some clubs have painted seats I would do this to hide some of the overdrawing.

I then coloured the rib structure of the boat n a darker brown than I would use for the planking – I used Promarker Cinammon.

I could have stopped at this point but I wanted to colour the planking too so I used a lighter Sandstone marker for this. Before adding the colour I drew in additional ribs and marked on the position of all of the copper nails.

I have then mounted and framed the piece and it now stands in the studio ready for sale. It is a 20″ by 16″ frame. I am not going to make a print of this so will just sell it as an original work. If you are interested please contact me via the form on the website menu or directly on andy@andyknillart.com.

I am pleased with the piece of work, the worries before doing it showed me how much I wanted this piece to be right.

Around the work above I also had some visitors and an online order for 20 blank greetings cards. My two online invoices, both paid already meant I took money today.

I would also like to thank Lisa Stockley, fellow PAW artist and #promarkerartist for bring Harvey up to the house, a great visit.

Thanks for reading

Andy

Three days to go. . .

PAW18 – day six

Afternoon readers. The day started with cloud /sea mist then light rain and then heavier rain. The highlights today have been:

– three canine visitors all allowed to have treats

– people coming across me and coming in

-visitor who talked about the boss coming to see me at some point returning with said boss (wife) and they bought an original for a wedding anniversary present.

– more feedback on my work

– started but realised weariness so working slower on yachting piece too – “Racing”.

I also made a short video showing the studio which has prompted some to plan visits in coming days.

So in 6 days I have equalled my sales for PAW17 in total. Visitor numbers are now up to 95. I am happy, pleasantly shocked. What will happen in the next 10 days?

Thanks for reading

Andy

PAW18 – day four

Another poor weather forecast that didn’t all materialise. Rain this morning but time for local wildlife indoors and out.

First improvement for me -a better night’s sleep. Woke and watched three brown hares playing chase in and through the garden jumping over the wall into the woods and then reappearing. I have heard from visitors in the last few days how some of them have never seen a hare except in pictures which just reinforces how lucky we are.

We put out food for the birds at home and we have gained a regular crowd of pheasants and partridges from the estate. Now we even get pheasants tapping on the window for their breakfast and as this picture shows eating while we put out the food and water.

The butterfly flew into the house as I brought the bird food back inside before opening up. Outside the studio we have a wildflower area which is entirely natural, we just enjoy it. I did a bit more work on my large drawing of this area. Currently we have Campion and Buttercups.

The other natural star of today was a homing / Racing pigeon which settled in the garden for a while. While looking distinctly different from the feral and wood pigeons it settled on the drive. When we tried to check its rings it kept flying back o to the roof but seems to have gone this evening.

So, you thought PAW was just about art… but as artists of course we are always looking at our surroundings. 8 visitors today including repeat visitors from PAW17. Most had come especially to see my work . Cards sold and lots of discussion of my work and how it has developed.

When it got quiet this afternoon I took the opportunity to get my rowing machine out in the fresh air and did some exercise too.

So tomorrow we will wait again and see what visitors come… as my last visitors said today I am clearly having lots of fun doing my art and PAW offers me a chance to share that with my visitors.

Most visitors are taking away my free postcards so that they might find the Purbeck Artisan Yard too.

Thanks for reading

Andy

PAW18 – day three

Well in 2017 my biggest sale was on day two when I sold a print of the beach huts. My realistic non pressured sales target for 2018 as a whole is to “sell some art”. So selling two prints sounds like a reasonable aspiration for 2018.

Yesterday I sold an original, admittedly to my brother in law but no nepotism involved and it joins a print of Hungry Hare which he was gifted by my sister last christmas. So this morning I was on a high already.

Again a May bank holiday that was proving to be hot. my aim to stay in the shade more. I started the day developing an A3 piece of the wildflower area in front of the studio, no rush I will work on this gradually and share it when done.

Some visitors arrived and cards were bought and compliments made about my work. Then a friend came up with some small wooden boxes he has been developing and I said he could see how they sold, well while we were talking a couple arrived and bought one there and then. They also bought my second original sale! This time of the sunset over Houns Tout and Swyre Head that I had photographed and drawn last December on the way back from a shift for Artisans on the beach.

Then it was time for my mother in law to come to visit the studio, she recently bought the original of the studio in the March snow.

She then proceeded to buy the second of the wooden boxes for my wife – this craft sales idea is going well. This afternoon Dave Furmage mobile cycle mechanic and mate dropped by with some of his craft that I had also sold during Artisans on the Beach made from recycled bike parts.

So totals so far:

58 visitors

2 original pieces sold

26 cards sold

Let’s see what the week brings …

Thanks for reading

Andy

P.s. I have added a picture of me working to the About page and made the point on the Store page that this is not an aspect I am currently not finding time to set up, so if you see anything in this blog or on the Facebook AndyKnillArt page or my instagram andy.knill account that you like e-mail me as I can always invoice you for BACs or online card payments.

2 days to PAW18 – Open Studio 23

So, Thursday. Not a work day, my big free day to get the studio ready or almost or whatever I get to tbh. 8 pictures up and a realisation that I have so much art where can I put it all. Today was a day inspired by invention – two new hanging systems used based on product and / or beam direction relative to art.

So, let’s start with how the studio looks like to approach. I have yet to put up last year’s PAW flag or the new one for this year – Saturday morning probably as I will be working tomorrow on boats and then at Private View event.

I have my poster and own card info laminated. A duplicate of this can be found 400m away on the approach from Houns Tout Ridge path and also as walkers leave the walkers’ car park on the edge of Kingston village.

Entering the drive I have a Vistaprint lawn sign that welcomes people to my open studio. The attached notice gives dates and opening times – not noticed by the two ladies who visited today, only to find me hard at work.

The studio PAW Open Studio sign can now be seen more clearly. Yes, the house we rent offers me part of this great old building. If you like drystone construction, pegged roofing and flagstone floor then come and have a look.

The wildflowers are in abundance. The bluebells has gone and we have a sea of colour. Have some refreshments and sit in the garden to admire the surroundings, maybe draw your own picture.

So we enter the studio and ahead of you and on the left are my work from PAW17. All the pieces with the sheet behind them are from this time last year. Most pieces displayed are originals. Giclée prints are available for many of the pieces exhibited and cards.

Some of these items are NFS (Not for a Sale) and will be labelled as such. The “16 by 12″ framed pieces are originals at £100 except the Shore Road Beach Huts which is a giclée print at £35. The original was sold last year. The lower two 20″ by 16″ pieces are £150. The upper two pieces are £200. Prints in a cellophane wrapped mount are available for £50.

The long wall opposite the windows hosts original pieces in 16″ by 12” mounts and cellophane envelope. These all cost £100 and payment by cash, cheque or card are available. Pieces can be framed – ask for details.

The shelf will be reorganised before opening. On lower shelf units are some of my new series of smaller originals priced at £20.

The end wall display is incomplete, so see when you visit what has been added. Again originals in mounts are as other 16″ by 12″ originals. Some pieces are giclée prints at £25. The browsers on the left contain giclée prints. Colour in one browser and black and white pen and ink in the other. 16″ by 12″ at £25. 20″ by 16″ at £50.

The wall adjacent to my work area will be exhibited from Saturday.

Cards – a full carousel to select from. All cards in the carousel are £2 each or 3 for £5.

So, I have had a very busy day. I have had a full year producing many pieces of art and I look forward to your feedback, hopefully in person.

Thanks for reading.

Andy

Bay H, Purbeck Artisan Yard, Month 1, End Wall

Ok, yes I could have called this part 5, but people might be put off by the 5th sequel. This part of the bay has been rearranged since the initial set up. There are three aspects to this section;

– table and items on it

– easel displaying one piece

– chair used as a print browser

Under the previous owners of the bay this area allowed them to dress the bay to resemble a room setting. It is something I want to develop to emulate in my own way, see future End Wall posts to see how this changes over time. The window gives great natural light to the bay. I bought the table from Jenny one of the previous bay holders, the two chairs in the bay were donated by Eddie.

Table and items on it:

This is a display area, an introduction to me and a working area to when I am in the bay, but not on shift. So I have displayed two pieces about myself, one is an introduction to how AndyKnillArt came about.

The second shows my mounted certificate and plaque awarded for the title of Artisan of the Year from the Swanage TiC event Artisans on the Beach that I did from November 2016 to January 2017 over 6 Weeks. It is not an artisan award for the yard but one I am proud to have been awarded.

The other items on the table are for sale, they include:

– framed photos of Purbeck wildlife taken by me, these cost £5 each and have an easel stand to help display.

Current photos are of a pheasant,a deer, and two swan pictures

There are then two open plastic boxes containing greetings cards. These are different from my printed cards. The two types of cards are:

– hand – coloured cards

My pen and ink cards have caused some potential customers to comment that I could have coloured them in, my response initially was to say that as the artists I am quite happy that they colour them for themselves. Some seem to consider this heresy. After hearing this for a while I decided that I would colour some of my designs. I keep a photographic record for myself of each one done so that each card is an original and does not duplicate a previous one. Some customers have then framed these cards for themselves, others have kept and others used as a greetings card to send.

The following are examples of cards I have coloured and may not be the ones presently in the box. Individual hand -coloured cards cost £3 each or 2 for £5.

Other designs have also featured including – Signpost-ed / Corfe Castle (not in yard) / Stairhole, Lulworth / Parker’s Piece, Cambridge. I am happy to hand- colour a card as a commissioned colour scheme for the standard £3 price.

– Original cards

During PAW17 when I was working in my studio I drew some pieces straight onto blank cardstock and sold these as original pieces. Again I keep a photographic record for myself of these cards and each is a hand drawn original piece of art and hand signed. These have been framed by some customers as a 7″ x 5″ piece of art. They cost £3.50 each or 3 for £10. I am happy to produce original cards as commission pieces.

As above the following examples may not be in the box in the yard.

– Easel displaying one framed original piece of art

The piece on display currently is a pen and ink drawing made on location (en plein air) during the PAW17 sketching trip to the Encombe estate outside Kingston. This piece is drawn looking from the valley floor across a wall of the garden up towards the Houns Tout Ridge above. It is for sale in a 20″ by 16″ frame for £200 and there are no prints or cards to be made from this piece.

Finally,

– using the chair as browser for a set of 8 mounted giclée prints that will all fit a standard 16″ x 12″ frame. Each print is priced at £25.

Two of the prints are not available as cards. Their original copies are both available still, if interested please contact me.

– Fern, our affectionate name for our family tree fern (Dicksonia Antarctica). This was drawn in 2016 when we lived in Essex. We successfully transported Fern with us to Dorset and it continues to thrive here.

– A winter sunset – based on the colour combinations and tree silhouettes we see close to our home.

The other 6 prints are also available as cards in the small suitcase that I shall blog about tomorrow. The images I will use are of the card version (standard printed card cost – £2 each / 3 for £5).

Exercise at the beach – based on a drawing and photo during Artisans on the Beach.

Swanage Pier -how it can appear at sunrise, something I have watched a few times and sunset as I did during Artisans on the Beach. A beach hut shop visitor didn’t buy the original but said are you getting prints made? I have now and a card too.

Looking north across Swanage Bay – the pen and ink work was drawn on location from the bottom of Prince Albert Gardens in the summer of 2017. It shows the variety of boats in the bay. Firstly, the floating pontoon and two moored “plastic” Cornish pilot gigs (name of boat class) belonging to Swanage Sea Rowing Club (SSRC). Then a mixture of motor boats including some of the hire boats available to the public, inflatables and other leisure craft. Moored yachts, some local and some visiting the bay. Finally the Moonfleet which runs trips from the pier each summer and is also involved with local pirate events.

Approaching Brownsea Island – a trip last September when I took lots of photos which I hope to gradually interpret as a series of works of Brownsea and the views from it.

Year 3 Swanage Primary trip – In February and March I did some work with two classes at Swanage Primary on sketching and landscape art. On each sketching trip I did a separate drawing which I then coloured later at home. The original is not available for this piece.

Sunset over Houns Tout and Swyre Head – I took a photograph of this on my way home from Artisans on the Beach at the beginning of last December. The entrance to the English Stamp Company offers a safe place to pull over to capture such views. I then produced the drawing.

Corfe Castle from outside the GPs surgery – I attend Corfe Castle surgery and the treat every time when leaving is this view over the hedge around the car park of Corfe Castle. I used this piece to develop my interpretation of clouds and vegetation at different points within the piece.

This post crashed mid production this is now the final post.

Bay H, Purbeck Artisan Yard, Month 1 part 2i

Yesterday I gave the background stories to the four pieces on the top row of my main display wall. Today it is the turn of the next row down – 7 mounted pieces. The two prints on their own will be dealt with later since being moved on Friday March 16th.

Display and presentation of my work is a skill that I have been developing since AndyKnillArt started to sell work about 12 months ago. I have now used two printers for my art giclée pieces and generally I shall be sticking with my first choice, James at Art2Card in Upwey near Weymouth. Original work has been mounted using commercially produced mounts at The Range and other outlets previously but now I mount all of my own standard sized pieces using mount kits from Kadinsky Art based in Pembrokeshire. They were recommended to me by Sue Maclean of Badger Studio, Swanage. In the future I may buy a mount cutter so that I can create custom mounts too.

I am going to continue numbering the pieces consecutively from the four already described.

5) Shore Road, Beach Huts, Swanage

During December 2016 very soon after r signing from my job and the teaching profession and in a very low state of mind I went down and met some of the Artisans on the Beach 206/17 event. Sue Maclean (see Badger studio above) was very supportive and invited me to pop down if I just wanted to sit and draw. I took up the offer and sketched in my sketchbook and then decided to do a larger piece in an A4 marker pad. I sat on the wooden platform that had previously been built for the RNLI lifeguards, now left empty as their hut had moved to a new part of the bay to the north of the Banjo pier. I drew the Swanage Town Council Beach Huts which are distinctive with their brightly coloured doors. I was pleased with the piece but didn’t know at that point how significant this piece would become. In early 2017 I approached the Tourist Information Centre temporarily hidden under the Town Hall with my design which I thought would be a great image for a card showing their important asset that they rent out every year. I didn’t admit that it was my first ever attempted sale. They consulted and decided to order 100 cards up front. Then they also insisted that I should come up with 3 further designs. I was in shock, a very pleasant shock all the same.

Once the cards had been printed for myself and the council’s order I also had some giclée prints made. I shared these on the AndyKnillArt page as available for sale. Within only 15 seconds some education friends working and living in Qatar ordered one. This led to learning about packaging, international parcels and how important dimensions are when it comes to price brackets.

Since then a print sold in Purbeck Art Weeks 2017 (PAW) has gone to Belgium and the original sold at another event where the client was interested in the original piece rather than a print is now in Germany.

If you like the design you can buy a greetings card for £2 each or 3 for £5. A mounted giclée print in cellophane envelope that fits a standard 16″ x 12″ frame is £25. A framed print in a 16″x 12″ white wooden frame with glass is £35.

6) View from the pier

This was not taken up by the council for their three further designs but shows the Swanage Downs to the south of the bay that run up to the cliff above Durlston Bay. A feature not often shown in modern pictures of the bay. It exemplifies my idea as a new local artist at looking for views that are less common.

The original of this piece is available mounted and framed for £100. The card and giclée print options are the same as for (5) above.

7) Prince Albert Gardens and view across the bay

This exact piece was not taken up by the council but a modified version was drawn to their specifications. They sell this as a card in the White House TiC on Shore Road on the Swanage seafront. Before we moved as a family to Swanage we had visits and attended some events in Prince Albert Gardens, like (6) a feature of the Downs and a venue for many events within Swanage’s busy calendar. The modifications made for the TiC version loses the amphitheatre, so I kept my original drawing as well as their version.

My first drawing including the amphitheatre.

The TiC version.

Both originals are still available framed and mounted for £100 each. The card and giclée print options are the same as for (5 and 6) above, but only for the first drawing with the amphitheatre.

8) Looking East

Until the sale of Christmas cards during Artisans on the Beach 2017/18 this card held second place in popularity to the Shore Road Beach huts design. It shows the view east from the centre of Swanage Bay and with some judicious artistic impression each headland at Ballard Don and Peveril Point are included. This is the familiar view of visitors looking out as they walk along the seafront.

The original is still available framed and mounted for £100. The card and giclée print options are the same as for (5, 6 and 7) above.

9) Watersports off Ballard Down

During the year I take many photos when I also do not have time to stop and draw on location. The camera includes a zoom lens so I can get a clearer view of activities further out in the bay. One of the reasons I love living by the coast is the opportunity to take part in watersports. I am a member of Swanage Sea Rowing Club (SSRC) and have enjoyed rows in the bay and out as far as the tidal race at Old Harry Rocks and Dancing Ledge in the opposite direction. In this piece I have included three sports – rowing, sailing and diving; all common in the bay especially in the summer months.

This picture is an original and has not been made into a print or cards. It is for sale in its mount and cellophane envelop for £100 and will fit a standard 16″ x 12″ frame.

10) Peveril Point Coastwatch

Another piece drawn from a photo I took on my phone in 2017. Peveril Point to the south of Swanage Bay can be treacherous for water users in boats of many sizes. The headland (point) has a series of rock ledges (edges) protruding at a shallow angle through the waves. There is a Peveril buoy which indicates how far out boats need to travel for safe passage over the edges especially when they are obscured at higher points of the tide. With the reduction of manned stations for the Coastguard service, Coastwatch, manned by volunteers provide a vital safety role for shipping both commercial and leisure around the coast of the UK. In Purbeck we have the Peveril station and also one on St Aldhelms headland near Worth Matravers. This view is from of the former World War 2 buildings now used to host I formation boards about the geology and ecology of the area. In this piece I did not omit the railings as Coastwatch is about safety.

This piece is only available as an original in mount and cellophane envelope. It will fit a standard 16″ x 12″ frame and is priced at £100. When this piece sells I will donate £50 from its sale price to Coastwatch as a donation towards their costs as a charity.

11) Pre Swanage Sea Rowing Club Regatta June 2017

During the summer I have two commitments PAW as an open studio artist and my part time job as a boat hand. One of these clashed with the date of the rowing club’s annual regatta. I was able to visit the bay pre the regatta as boats arrived and were moored on the beach. I also returned late in the day to see the last races.

During PAW 2017 I did two original canvas pieces based on my observations and photos taken that day. The first canvas that this is linked to has not sold and needs some work in an area that has faded, it will go back n sale in its refreshed state for PAW 2018 at my open studio. The other, a piece showing the fleet of club boats was photographed as it progressed through my Facebook page which led to a sale before the work was even completed.

The newer piece on display here focused on the two SSRC boats and the use of the marked swimming area which lies over another set of edges (see 10 explanation) within the bay.

This piece is only available as an original in mount and cellophane envelope. It will fit a standard 16″ x 12″ frame and is priced at £100.

More bay and picture details tomorrow. Remember if you are interested in any pieces they are for sale in the Purbeck Artisan Yard, Church Street, Wareham or by contacting me directly

at andy@andyknillart.com .