when writing the title for this post (a flip on the motto think global, act local) i was reminded of the classic scene from the league of gentlemen.. are you local? […] this is a local shop for local people, there’s nothing for you here.. [view the clip on youtube]…and then thinking, after ten years here i am not strictly a local, but here i am, and (as in the local shop scene) i am just looking (as local people do)… just looking, watching, observing… and the wryest of observations become the making of tv comedy, film, theatre and art…
i will shortly be participating in another local art event, shopart, part of the harleston and waveney arts festival, local art in local shop windows for local people… definitely something to talk about (there are prizes too).. it will hopefully arouse some curiosity, possibly some mumblings about modern art.. it’s all good as it gets people walking, looking and hopefully buying in the shops..
however, this week i’ve been trying to think more globally, finding my way around the art marketplace of etsy.. there are some good features and articles for buyers, forums and teams for sellers, and there is also a member curated treasury which is near impossible to get into it seems… it is neccessary research if i am to make etsy work as a viable venue for my art… i often feel like a displaced artist here, in the wrong location for my work… it’s too small, too narrow, in all senses…
in the meantime, i have been reworking one of my orphaned edgescape paintings.. i wasn’t happy with the centre section.. these size paintings nearly always take a year to right themselves..
[taken with flash- the umber has turned to copper]
and another farmscape [working title].. there is no reason to hurry.. like the mould and decay they portray, it takes time.. and i am a slow painter..
[aka yellow stripe, not finished]
next up, there are a couple of local art shows in september, which are always good to keep in circulation with the local art scene.. i’ve yet to hear if i have been successful with my submission to the chichester open.. then there’s the discerning eye exhibition- i am still deliberating on that one.. i’ve had quite a successful summer art wise, but with art, it always seems like one long work in progress, only later do you see the results..