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How To Prepare For Your First Art Fair or Solo show

teacher avatar Gabriella Buckingham, Artist - Illustrator

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6 Lessons (39m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. A little more about art fairs

    • 3. Are you ready to show at an art fair?

    • 4. Before you apply

    • 5. Planning your space

    • 6. Create your mini collection

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You're an artist but you have never shown your work at a solo show or shown at an art fair. What is an art fair even? How do you know you're ready to exhibit? This class will help you address that and think ahead so that you will know if an art fair is right for you and when. You will create your own action plan to work towards so that you have a goal sheet that is personal to you. This is a short class to help you clarify your goal. I talk about my experiences and hope to inspire you to consider  an art fair yourself - if it's right for you!

p.s. I mention cradled boards a few times so I will add a picture of painting on one of those in its frame and a few images of some mini collections for inspiration.. coming on Friday 13th!

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Gabriella Buckingham

Artist - Illustrator


Hello, I'm Gabriella

I'm a painter and illustrator working professionally in the UK for the last 30 years, including the years when I worked as an in-house Christmas card artist and product manager for two greeting card companies. I now live in North Norfolk near the sea in a bungalow built in 1929 with my husband and two children. We have an untamed garden full of birds, hedgehog visitors and even the odd deer that finds its way through our hedge. This year we will be aiming at growing a lot of our own food and I am so grateful to have the space we do now that our teenagers are here every day of the week!

For ten years I ran a children's gift brand called Moobaacluck on a UK site notonthe... See full profile

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1. Introduction: Hello, I'm Gabriella. I'm an artist and designer. I used to be a full time illustrator on now I do a variety of things. Teaching on skill share is one of them. During this class, I'm going Teoh. Talk about was not, is Andi. We're going to work out whether or not you're ready to do one. So by the end of the class you'll have a clear action plan. If you have decided that you want to do not fair on, you'll have some print taps to get away with so that when you're affair comes along, you know exactly what to do and how to approach it. For your project, you could do one of two things, or you can do both of them. It's simply too list the next steps for you if you do want to do not. For there's one aspect of the project, and the other is to create a little collection, a mini collection to Theo in your browser that most offers. If you're a painter, you will probably bring a browser. Wouldn't browser just sort of V shaped stand within which you put less expensive work usually works on paper or in my case. I had worked on paper and I had works on Wood Panel as well, because they're quite slim. So I'm gonna show you a quick way. Doesn't mean they're not stylish, but quick way to create a mini collection work. It's a really good way off freeing up on creating Cem cohesive work. That's the important thing about enough as you'll see. 2. A little more about art fairs: what is not fair? And why should you do well? Art fairs are usually they're not proffers. So, for example, the out for that I did stipulated that we must not sell any details. Cards Prince Other than limited edition prints. Andi, you basically you were not to bring any merchandise other than your art. And so you aren't could be paintings, sculpture, glass, glassware, ceramics. In some cases, there are far as I know, there weren't any ceramics at the office. I've just finished is very much case of researching what near you or in your country, I would say to start with, but you certainly can branch out on go to international art fairs if your budget will allow you to do that. Is that something to very mind for the future? But they're essentially, they're an excellent opportunity for networking. You know, sales aside, you could meet a potential gallery if that is something that you're interested in doing. If you're already with the gallery, then it's important to ask your gallery if you can participate in in offers. Some galleries are very against. They're artists going off on their own to show it at an art fair, they would rather take you with them to another fed that they might do. For example, in the UK, there is not fair. Call the Battersea Arts there, which is only people by galleries, and you have to be a member of a gallery. Obviously, you have to be under their wing if you like to show that if you are represented by a gallery already and you've never been asked to do an art fair value or gallery, then just ask them about it and say, Is this something that you do? Because if it isn't something that they do, then I can see no reason why you wouldn't be allowed to go often. Do your own, um, to exhibit at a. Not for there are I've listed a few in the in the downloads I've listed. If you off the affairs, I know that I know oh suitable purely just artists on their own. Like, for example, there there's quite a few run by Saatchi online on bond there, called the Other Out Fair. I haven't done one of those yet. That's something I'm intending to do at some point. But you think with those is that you have to be a member of the sort of Sochi on mine or South Yard, I think is dot com, which again I am. But I haven't actually uploaded any artwork yet because you have to but least have somewhat work available to them to look at on their site so that you're affiliated. And they can, I suppose, in a sense of attitude. And there's no guarantee that you'll get through. There's always an application process with art fairs. Andi. It's very thrilling when you are accepted at the same time. If you're not accepted, don't don't let that put you off. It could just be that you're they've already had a lot of applications and perhaps your works very similar. Somebody they've already taken on or it just may not be the sort of work that they know very clear until I want to buy doesn't mean that you haven't got a market is a market for everything. But yes, I'm just reading for my legs here in the USA. Their community based annual events like the New York Art Market and the Miami Art market, which are much more accessible to US artists, um, local out fares such as When I did, I live in Norfolk in the UK, and I happened to come across a not fair called Art for East. I found out where it waas and it's literally half now. Is Dr from me. Um, it wasn't cheap to do so. It was a gamble, but I went for it and it did have until Mitt Feel and I met local people who very pleased. They did ask. A lot of people actually asked me if I was local, so it was nice to be able to say that I waas. So it felt very much that we had a really friendly atmosphere. It wasn't intimidating on I absolutely, I really thoroughly enjoyed it. It's great to meet new buyers. This is that one of the other reasons why you might want to do not fair. You meet your potential customers, you find out you can see from people's reactions what they might peels them or not. Obviously, it is not a North a lot of point in asking people who look disinterested in your work and just walk past really quickly what what they think because they're not that interested. But people that do spend time looking. I found that I my my favorite question was to say on what's what do you most drawn to? What's your favorite of the pieces that you that you can see here, that sort of thing. And it was just interesting to hear what they said. Andi. It came away feeling mawr that would be more confident about my work. But just it was confirmation for me that my work is good enough. Andi, um, that in itself was it was a really important. So take books if you like. If you are an ambitious artist representing yourself, then investing in a good art for is a great way to grow your potential customer list your newsletter, Andi, Increase your visibility in the art world. 3. Are you ready to show at an art fair?: So how do you know that you already there's a few things that will help you decide. Number one. Have you got a collection of work, a body of what that you feel sits really well together that you're proud off and that you're sort of itching to show people. If you have, there's a couple things to bear in mind. All first ends go through a range of sizes. Andi, In my experience, the smallest stands I've seen are usually two panels and some art fairs. I don't have such small areas to show your work. So those those panels, usually approximately, and it will vary approximately 1.2 meters wide on day, 2.4 meters high. So you don't use all that space for artwork to look appealing. It's best to have some white space around it. You wouldn't put a painting right down at ankle level, for example. You'd always have a nice, clear space at the bottom of your panel. So if I were you and you know you have a body of work, get a feel for how much space that work takes up. Its arranged nicely on, say, two panels of that size. If you feel that the only way you've got that you'll read that you really love your very proud of is enough to fill one panel, then just keep working towards this and he will get there. And in the meantime, there's lots of things you can do to get ready for your first outfit. So that's number one having a body of work. A number two. This is something I feel is really important. Would you feel comfortable standing in front of your work for a few days, engaging with people who have who have varying degrees off interest? You have to feel comfortable and proud of your work because you will get people who aren't interested. I had a set of baptism or fire really know with this outfit I've done, but I have done other shows. Andi, I showed my work somewhere in the summer. Andi, it wasn't really the right venue at all, but I had an artist come in. He was who is very, very rude about my work on. But I was very upset that was angry on do it. But the good thing about it was it that I didn't actually take it personally. I was more annoyed about her rudeness on that because I just thought, How could you be like that towards another artist for a start? Because you surely must know what it feels like to present yourself and put your heart and told into something and people look at it. But so because of that, I didn't have I didn't really have any fear about what people would say, because the worst thing that happened to be released that people just didn't really look at some look at it, you know that Be people wondering, passing my transit in just it didn't touch them. But then there are other people who got really excited about it and left loved what I've done. So it, um, you have to be able to take a dose of realism. If you're proud of your work, it will bait. You feel little comfortable about talking to strangers. If you're quite introverted person or if you're quite shy, then if you have that kind of strength inside that, you know you've done your best, there's nothing on that wall that you're a bit embarrassed about. Don't put anything that you embarrassed about up on that wall because it will make you feel anxious. And you don't want to feel anxious. You want to be really well prepared. Come. I'm proud of yourself so that you are at your best. Okay, Number three. Can you afford to invest in the price of the stand on possibly accommodation if you actually sell nothing. If you make no money at all, that's something you really need to face. Because not every art fair results in sales. I was very lucky. I sought six paintings which I'm delighted about. Andi, I really didn't expect. Um but there waas someone adjacent to me who didn't sell any work, and he'd come across from a couple counties away and he'd obviously paid for hotel accommodation as well. So by the end of the show, he was tired. Andi extremely fed up and worried what he was going to say to his wife. I'm sure he's absolutely fine now on he's done fares before. It just wasn't the right market for him. Um, but you have to be able to risk your money if you're going to do not fair. You can't do it in full of anxiety. About what mirth. Will you do? If you don't have the money, you have to. If you're in that position now where you know you can't afford it, start saving up for it. Now. Start putting away some money, a little bit of money every month towards your offer if it's something you dream of doing, just out saving for it so that you don't have that anxiety and that pressure to sell. So the fourth thing to consider is why you want to do this. If you're thinking, I'll do not fair and I'll settle, well, all my paintings, that would be good. That isn't a good reason for doing out there. Doing an art fair is about building. Your profile is about meeting more people. It's about becoming visible. It's about meeting customers meeting people that you can build a report with, and it's about unexpected opportunities as well. I found that I had I met some local people and I met two people who asked me if I did any teaching, teaching something that I'd love to do in person, and I'm not done it yet. Uh, Andi, I got their phone numbers on contact details so that they are two people I'd approach if and when I set up a local course. So that was one result that I got That was unexpected. I did increase my visibility because in the run up to the show, I appeared in the local newspaper. I simply used the press release that the art fair organizers had emails to all of the exhibitors. I use that on eye contact. I did have one local contact anyway in newspaper, so I e mailed her. I said, You know, I don't know if you be able to put this in, Karen, but it would be lovely if you could thank you very much, etcetera, etcetera. And I I write my own part off the press releases. Well, Onda and I sent it off to her and to two other local papers. Andi, I ended up appearing in two on, but the 3rd 1 said I was too. I was too late. She had already done the sort of November art release, but that she'd put it on their website. So that was a really good result. Onda, Uh I know a few people definitely have seen me in the paper, so I think that helped with strengthening my credibility for the art fair. Andi people did make not what I would say. People made a bee line for me. But as I say when I got to the private view, there was a few ladies already looking at my work on. One was really keen to buy the piece that she had seen in the paper. I wanted to grow my local contacts on Bill, my newsletter list. And if there were any sales, fantastic, I achieved all those things. Andi, As I said, I had that inquiry about teaching as well. So that was it was a really good result. If you're gambling this money on the art fair, you have to have reasons other than sales for doing it. So there's a full things. The fifth thing to make sure you're ready is have you actually bean to the art show you're considering showing at as a visitor. If you could possibly do that, then that would be so helpful. I didn't do that for our Fareast. It was a local fair. I knew a few people doing it and I just had a feeling that for me I was just going to take that gamble on go for it because I just wanted to get on with it. You know, I had the body of work. I knew what I wanted to achieve. Andi. I could afford to invest the money in an ideal world, if you know you want to do not fair. But you haven't got a body of work and you know, and you know you're not ready in that sense. Then you definitely could invest in traveling to the outfit that you really like to do. I'm asking the artists there what they think of the show. I would recommend going towards the end of the show that way that if a lot of them are new to it, then they have three or four days experience off off the show. And they have a lot more to tell you that if you went on the first day, you'll find that some of the artists there who asked are very successful. There'll be people that have done it a few times that particular offer. They'll probably have a regular clear on tell. You know, they're doing that every year who visit them there every year and possibly by every years. Well, that's one of the beauties off Doing up fares regularly is that you've your you become known as an artist in your own right. Andi, build up your Kion tells that you're able to be on first name terms of your customers and send them lovely invites in the post. For example, Andi, their hopes See next year. That's something, Onda Uh, as the first time exhibitor, people might like your work. They might be interested in the much up to you, but they might not buy because they don't know you. They haven't ever. Especially if you're not local, they don't know you there. Be thinking we like your work. But you know where you come from. We don't know how serious you are. They might go away on look you up online. They made come and see you next year, Andi. Then they might buy your work so it can be very much a long game. They'd like to see that you're serious. Um, but again, you know, that depends on the buyer. You. There's always always the chance that a buyer will just fall in love with a piece of your work. and they have to have it. And that is the absolute perfect scenario. Isn't it? Really So there we are. Those are the five things to think about to know whether you already to do not fair. 4. Before you apply: one more thing, though. Do you make sure you read the contract thoroughly so that you know what's required of you? What you can and can't do in terms off putting work up that kind of thing, for example. Fair. I did. We were told explicitly. No nails. You must use wood screws on. You'll need electric screwdriver. So I got one of those. Um, the other thing is to we always read the small print. No. What would you do if something happens and you can't take part in the fair? What will you lose? Can you find somebody else? Are you allowed to look for another exhibited to take your place? You'll need public liability insurance to on Most art fairs will ask for a copy of yours. In fact, I'm sure all of them would. In the UK I subscribe to the artist newsletter, which I believe costs about 36 £37 a year. Andi, that covers this on, and I'm able to just email them a copy off my insurance, and that covers me for craft fairs on and our fares as well. In the US, I'm sure there must be something similar or whatever country you're in, there be some some similar organization that you join. So that's something to make sure you have in place before you apply. Ideally. Okay, so good luck. Go hunting for a local art fair, perhaps to start with Or if you're If money is no object and you have huge ambitions, why not try an international offer with blessed with the Internet these days? In some respects, you can spend a lot of time reading and researching art fairs, Andi, even seeing who the past exhibitors are, perhaps finding them on the Internet. Andi contacting them to ask them their opinions privately about what they thought and whether they'd recommend it for first time. Exhibitor Somewhat five offers just aren't going to be suitable for self representing artists. Oh, they're not gonna be suitable for you if you're just starting out and you're not quite sure of your path yet your or your work. Yet you can be proud of your work, but you might still know deep down that you're still finding your feet in terms of subject matter, for example, that's personally where I am. So for me going to invest in a big International art fair. Right now, it is just not the right thing at all. Starting locally to me with Perfect. Because I didn't have to spend any money in hotels. I was able to just sleep in my own bed at night. I was able to get home and have dinner with my family. Andi, it was probably the least stressful way to begin an art fair. So if you're a tall, introverted or slightly insecure about your work or anything like that But I would definitely recommend starting small with a local outfit. Good luck. 5. Planning your space: you've been accepted. Now what read everything the organizer send you. It's really important to understand the small print and know what would happen if the worst comes to worst and you can't attend the fair. Andi, obviously they will tell you all the things that you need to know about what they specifically require in terms off. It's a typeface for your stickers under your paintings, that kind of thing. At some point you're going to see a list of exhibitors, have a look through, and you may find that you know somebody that's going to be exhibiting and you can get in touch with them. Andi compared does similarly. You could find some of the exhibitors on Instagram, for example, and if you love their work, you get in touch with them. Andi, have a chat and get to know some people. So you've got some ready made friends for support when you arrive. And, of course, you can support them to best plan of action. Starting from a few weeks before the show, I'd recommend planning what you're going to be showing from maybe two months before the show, but I've written a debt. Download it for you that has a rough time line as a bit of a guide for you. But you won't want to make your own because everybody's situation is going to be different . One vital thing. Plan your layout. I can't stress how important that is, even though I've done it. It took myself and my husband, I think, from about 10 o'clock in the morning until two to actually finalize what we were doing in terms of getting it all up. And I had three large panels to feel. This is photograph off the first painting that sold, actually, funnily enough, on my floor in the office when I was trying to work out which paintings look well together . Andi, it completely changed because by the time I had finalized my name out, I've done about and for other artworks for five other artworks. But I had a just about had enough space for drawing one panel with some chalk to the exact size of the panel, and it really did help me visualize. It actually had quite a large the space waas Andi. It may be decided that I wanted to have a least one more larger artwork as well as some small ones. If you don't have space in your house, you could use tape on a white sheet outside in your garden or somewhere else. Obviously, it's very much weather dependent, but I'm sure you'll find a way you could even use part of your bed. For example, at this point, I started to take photos with my phone of each painting, so there weren't great photos that were just snapshots in bad light. But I then use those photos to scan in onto my computer. Andi. Then I placed them into voter short on a grid. This is the panel diagram that the organizer sent me, so I I basically But it three of them up together. Andi created, um, my own layout and then I scaled down a little photos. Andi, put them into scale on top of this grid. This is what I ended up with. You can see here the grid that comes with photo shop. So I decided to make these each square represent five centimeters. This isn't absolutely absolutely dead accurate. You can see the gaps here or not spot on. But it was good enough that I knew I had enough space to get away. These two panels working well together because he down here across a sort of ghostly looking painting. This is actually representation off the size off they small chest trunk type thing that you'll see later that I took with me and inside was a few smaller, still life paintings. So that was useful for me to see how much height I had to keep clear here. Because if I'm sitting on that, I'm gonna be coming up this space here on the left. This shadow over there on the right represents my browser. Um, I guess I guess too high to this. If you want to be very precise, you could measure it. But the good thing about the browser is that it wasn't against the wall. It was quite about two or three feet two feet, probably clear with walls that people had walked behind it if they wanted to. So it wasn't quite so crucial. But I did want to make sure that visually, the browser wasn't overlapping any of the paintings. So if you look at the top, I decided to have I did consider exactly where the painters would line up this is the effects that I decided on that was replaced with me, and I added that really panel to represent the corner once I knew the configuration of the stand. It doesn't need to be so wide. I think it just help me mentally. So separate the two, these two boards on the right arm or abstract infield. So that's that's why I kept that group them all together. The one on the left has more of a still life feel still like bias, But there are. There's an abstract still life on the top left, and there's definitely a pure abstract on the bottom right, but that I felt linked well with the color scheme off the abstract sets of Leeds Human. This is a terrible voter that taken on my phone of the back of one of my paintings that wasn't cradled board. It's just a wired painting. So anything that was wired or strong, we hung from one screw. You have to make sure you know the measurement from the top of your panel to where the top of the frame is, and then the measurement from where you would be hanging the wire to the top of the frame and you have those two measurements together. And then you said cross reference it with those measurements from the right or the left. If anywhere you're where your fixed point is, imagine if that's the edge of the panel on the left. Then you know exactly where the frames got to come. But it's more important that you know the distance from that screwed. And then you couldn't plot it as a perfect at the perfect point and be absolutely sure, because if you've just got one screw and you get it wrong, then you're gonna need to fill that hole. Andi. Redo it. It is much easier when you've got a panel board and you're putting two screws in because as long as you get the height right, then you can slide the cradle boards across to make sure that the whips the distance between the paintings is as you want it against me too long rulers. We had a long wooden ruler on a flexible retractable steel tape, which obviously has excellent hook at the top, so I was able to dangle it down and make sure that that was straight as well and make a little mark and then and then get the long wooden ruler from the side to meet up. I hope that makes sense, and that's where it ends up. Dangle the paintings with cord or wire from our manual screwdriver to measure from there to the top of the painting. Before we worked out final measurements and for cradle boards and I already mentioned with a lip for two screws. It was similar, but no need to dangle it. And apart from the hype, that precise placement of the screws wasn't as important as always. We went too far apart or too close together. They're too far apart. Then, obviously, it's not going to hook over on. You'll have to move them in a bit further. But again, if you've made a mistake like that because it's a cradle board, it was just, you know, Centimeter, further part too far apart. And you can you don't even need to fill it, really, because it'll be hidden by the friend. Unless, of course, you sell it and then you no mess will be revealed. So it is worth taking some. And part of Holy Father was something like that. So that you could do that. Luckily, we didn't have that problem If we worked it out, you can, you know, being very precise and pondering how how it's going to be. So how did it turn out? Uh, very like my plan. So that was quite thrilled. Really? There were a few extra things. I made an artist statement which you can see here. Andi, if you're interested and want to know what it says on there, then just get in touch with me and I'm happy to send you a copy. I also had a little see through plastic business card display just here. Screwed owns the wall Onda print browser with works on paper and wood panel in on this great little trunk from I care that I could sit on and store small spare artworks in. I also took a mini clipboard with the news that a sign up form, But you can see on top of the trunk make sure you take pens. I did find that I lost one. At least I give you a list of tools to take Onda list of things to think about on act upon in the run up to an event in the class notes, so download those on disk ripple over them. Andi, make your own much more beautiful list. Um, that's personal to you. Now, what else is there to think about before you apply? If your first are for I'll see you in the next lesson to talk about that. 6. Create your mini collection: So now that you've seen all that, we need to talk about your project, and that is to create some many collections for your browser. I am. You want to see four pieces that go together when I say I don't want to see if you manage to do six more pieces, then brilliant show. If those I'll show you somewhere but ideas. You'll get a feel for what I'm talking about. The work I've got here is actually still in cellophane, and I didn't really want to take it out, because obviously I will be showing it at a later date as well. But I did see six pieces. I did six pieces this size just whipped through. Please make sure I get the right way up, although this one I particularly I actually really like it. This went up to to me that looks like a really hot, sunny beach. I did have. I did have the sea on my local landscape in mind when I did this book. Tim Colors that I used are clearly not realistic, but I tend to see that's the thing that color with me, I tend to see colors don't simply actually They're one of the beauties of working like this is working in a Siri's. You can get a lot done in less time. It's obviously really, really much more easy if you're an abstract painter. I say that you know, abstract art itself is not easy, but the process off. Doing it this way is easier if you are upset. What I did this this shows you shows you sort of approach. You take it a large piece, all high quality. Think that thick. What color paper on do you put it on? A flat surface. So in my case, this is quite large. I had to use my kitchen table. I took time off Andi. It would underneath and I was able to run the tape for all their cross as justice, you see, and then right over the edge is onto the table. So the paper stayed nice and flat. I was using acrylic wasn't too wet, so the paper didn't need stretching because it is such thick, good policy paper. These are not finished. I decided that at the time I didn't particularly like them, so I didn't investigate any further. But there's a lot of potential here just to brief mask it on. Carry on working on these, and I will do that at some point. These are much larger works. You do not have to do such a large pieces. I'm not asking you to do that. Um, you might have a piece of paper that's half this size and create for naru. Have straight landscapes, for example, and just see that. So don't push yourself too hard. Create something small, more. You know, with this sort of scale 4 to 6 pieces, I'll show you the masking Take that I used. This is here. So this wider You've got your masking tape, the easier it will be to do. This is a fantastic way of creating work that six well together on board. It doesn't take as normal. It would do if you were just working on one painting at a time. Having said that, if you're a still life artists, for example, or a realistic painter, you'll probably want to take a slightly different approach. Probably the best way for you would be to cut four pieces of paper separately. Still, use the masking tape and mask it off if you use a lot of water you might want. Stretch your paper. In which case, please do watch my one my previous classes just very short, and it shows you that he had stretched paper. But chances are, if you're watercolor artist who uses a lot of water, you already know that you know how to do it. But getting back to how to approach it, start four pieces at the same time. You know your process. You know how you work, whether you work from sketches and imagination or whether you work purely from life. If you were purely from knife, then take out full boards. If you're landscape artist for its, I'll take out four boards. Andi, with your stretch pieces of paper and just try to do four paintings. You could do something where you literally sit in front of your landscape on Did you block in the color? And then he turned around slightly to at an angle 45 degrees to do another view. Go the other way to the other view. It may sound crazy, or you may just have to different locations that quite close together. You're aiming for collection because even though the customer wouldn't really by four landscapes. All are sort of off the same thing There will be. If a customer likes that. You could have more than one customer trying to say, Andi, if you create work that you love, they'll be certain types of customer that will love that work. And if you've got four of a similar thought, then you go potentially for buyers rather than one buyer for one. If this is isn't something you tried before, then do you try it because you've got your color palette? You got the same color palette ready there, and you've got your your view, your land staple, your still life. If you're using a still life, then it's just difficult. Um, where was I? Yes, so that it always use a different way of approaching it. Buzz, if you've got this set up with your masking tape before separate boards and you work on four at the same time, you get full backgrounds done. I'm thinking about still left. Now. If you got you've arranged something beautiful in front of you, a couple of different ones, maybe in different positions around the room. So you move around room and you just spend half on hour on each painting. It's definitely worth trying. The great thing is, could you? Don't put too much pressure on yourself? See it as an exercise and you'll be quite amazed at what can come out. So this this is a project? No, this isn't life or death. Just try it. See if you can work away, work out a way of doing what you do in this way so that you've got four things you end up with. You will probably end up with four paintings at the end of the day or, in some cases, end of a few hours. Whereas previously you might only have had one. I hope you feel inspires to have a go. I'm really looking forward to seeing what some of you come up. Thanks for watching Andi. I'll see against you by