Category Archives: Tidelines

Good response to my work at Bridport Open Studios

Outfall 2 - drawing in ink and watercolour by David Smith

Outfall 2
Ink & watercolour on paper
559mm × 762mm

I have been pleased with the quality of visitors to my Open Studios this weekend. Most people have displayed a keen interest in my work and I’ve enjoyed meeting new people and talking about art. I’m also pleased that I have sold something each day – including today when I was technically not open! A visitor over the weekend called this morning to say they had decided to by “Outfall 2”, the piece pictured above. It’s quite a special piece for me and I am delighhted it has found an appreciative home.

I have also sold some of the small studies I framed up and another larger piece, “You Were Born And So You’re Free”

Abstract minimalist drawing by David Smith

You Were Born And So You’re Free
Ink on Somerset paper 559mm × 762mm

A little sketch of West Bay

A line and wash sketchbook entry of the coast west of West Bay

A line and wash sketchbook entry of the coast west of West Bay

Yesterday on my #Letter365 blog I said

If you want pictures of fluffy things, portraits, realism, impressionism, boats on water and that kind of thing I’m generally not your man.

So the devil in me thought I should make my #arteachday post on Twitter should be a line and wash sketchbook entry of the coast across Lyme Bay west of West Bay.

Still Protecting

Mixed media artwork on paper by David Smith

Still Protecting
Mixed media on handmade paper 279mm x 381mm

This piece from last year was my #arteachday post on Twitter today and created some possible buying interest! If not sold before it willl be available during Dorset Art Weeks at venue 121. it has been framed in my usual style of matt white hand-painted frame float-mounted over polar white card. The piece itself is on Saunders Waterford paper with collaged black paper, scotch tape, watercolour and ink.

Aleph’s Flux

Aleph's Flux - Ink drawing on paper by David Smith

Aleph’s Flux
Drawing – ink on Somerset paper 559mm × 762mm

Today’s #arteachday post on Twitter was this large “field” drawing. Ask me about the title if you visit me during Dorset Art Weeks!

Millennium Memory

Millennium Memory - Drawing by David Smith

Millennium Memory
Drawing and collaged paper 559mm × 762mm

Today’s #arteachday post on Twitter was this piece from a couple of weeks ago.

Cogden Tideline 3

Cogden Tideline 3 Watercolour and ink on paper by David Smith

Cogden Tideline 3
Watercolour and ink on Saunders Waterford paper 279mm x 381mm

Another tough day with issues to deal with and a lesson or two learned in my #Letter365 project. But I have got through in one piece and offer this Tidelines related work as my #arteachday piece on Twitter

A challenging day

Outfall 2 - drawing in ink and watercolour by David Smith

Outfall 2
Ink & watercolour on paper
559mm × 762mm

I’ve had a difficult day. Busy and demanding for the most part and deteriorating to “challenging” to put it mildly. The biggest culpits were technology and the fact that four of my pieces at the framers in preparation for Dorset Art Weeks have got damaged – one at least irreparably and two other fair-size works I have doubts that they can be returned to their pristine state, So I wait anxiously till tomorrow. I had hoped to work on getting this and my other websites into better shape and uploading mor images, but my time has been eaten by woes!

A dirty little number in my messy style

Preparatory study from my sketchbook

Preparatory study from my sketchbook – collage and ink

This dirty little number in my messy style from the messy-style sketchbook was today’s #arteachday post. This one is a probing round the Tidelines project, particularly Shingle Street, though there are also elements of Cuckmere haven I am exploring in it. More to come!

I hope I am a little nearer to being able to produce decent images of my larger work after my experiments today. Then I can start to get some galleries on this site.