Thursday, 3 May 2012

Preparing for the Affordable Art Fair

The Affordable Art Fair at Bristol begins in a fortnight, and I'm just back from my framers with the paintings for it.

The consignment will consist of a selection of lovely new 12 x 12 canvasses of the sands at Morar on the west coast of Scotland, and also some local work of Bath and Bristol, as well as some larger paintings.

Clouds over Gorse, White Sands (Oil on linen, 12 x 12)

The sands at Morar are famously a beautiful white colour, or also in places, a pinkish shade.  I brought back some samples of each just to remind myself that the sand really is that colour!

The sand has a gentle slope down into the sea, and because of the whiteness underneath, the water reflects the colour of the sky.  The sea therefore can have a really amazing Mediterranean luminescent turquoise look to it.

I thought I'd contrast the rural Morar paintings with a couple of urban ones of Bristol and Bath, so I've also included this one of cranes at the waterfront.  I really like the ship with its dusky pink line of colour.

Two Cranes, Bristol Harbour (Oil on linen, 12 x 12)

The Affordables are always big, exciting fairs to go to, and I'm sure this one will be no exception.  The AAF at Temple Meads, Bristol runs from 18th-20th May, and you can find more information here.

I'll have work with the Lime Tree Gallery (Stand A10) and the Wren Gallery (Stand D9).

For a half price ticket to the Fair, go to the Wren Gallery website here, click on 'FAIRS' in the middle of the bar at the top, then click on the pink Affordable Art Fair icon on the right of the page to print your ticket.