More fresh leaf growth and the notion of a smaller painting brought to a finished every day…

The 79th painting of 2017 happened on the 79th day of the year, two days ago, March 20th 79/365, More  fresh leaf growth and the notion of a smaller painting brought to a finished state every day of the year during 2017. Fresh leaf growth and new layers growing in an unwanted vintage frame found on the street (20cm x 25cm) – Acrylic, spray paint, brush work, marker pen, varnish.. The 80th Piece was completed yesterday, day 80, and I expect an 81st will be completed or concluded before today ends.

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79/365, 79th painting, 25cm x 20cm, Fresh Leaf Growth

 

MEANWHILE THE WHAT PRICE ART? QUESTION GOES ON   – What Price Art week 9 – A return to the What Price Art question and a piece of art posted up on E.bay every week with an opening bid price of 1p. This piece went live as a 1p E.bay auction piece, last week. and ends this evening,  Wednesday March 22nd. Piece number nine is now live, go find it on ebay, that link there or my name in the ebay search engine should take you to it (as well as other smaller pieces that are for sale on ebay).  What Price Art? A new piece will be posted tonight as the auction on this piece comes to an end.

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What Price Art week nine, a hand painted piece of 12″ vinyl.

The idea of a painting concluded every day goes on, some of them are being added to the Cultivate on-line shop, some posted on ebay, some hung on street walls for people to take and such.  Meanwhile a number of bigger pieces are in production ready for forthcoming shows, both solo and Cultivate group shows. We will be back at the 2017 Art Car Boot Fair in London this year and Folkestone as well, always a buzz to see the invitation to take part arrive, and always a highlight of the art year. Watch this space for news of new show and more soon…

Part 68 to Part 79 of the ongoing daily concluded smaller paintings… Click on an image to enlarge or to run the slideshow.

 

 

Leaves left and that New Year resolution not to art drop finally broken. The first art drop since…

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Art Drop, March 12th, 2017

Leaves left and that New Year resolution not to art drop finally broken. The first art drop since December 31st happened yesterday, leaves left in the Spring light, I did say I would never do it again.  Two pieces were left hanging on a wall and a fence, both in Islington, hanging there waiting to be taken should someone wish to, two pieces painted on some found recycled wood and left hanging in North London, two of the 70 pieces brought to a conclusion so far in the first 70 days of 2017 as the notion of a painting brought to a conclusion on every single day of 2017.  And now the resolution has been broken I imagine there will be more carefully placed “drops” as the spring kicks in, there is a certain pleasure in painting on something picked up off the street or found in a skip and putting it back out there…

 

Leaves, layers, bags, fresh growth on skateboard decks, what price art? 67 not out…

The notion of a daily painting went on, the 67th painting of 2017, March 8th 67/365 – “Fresh Leaf Growth” – Fresh leaf growth and the notion of a smaller painting brought to a finished state every day of the year during 2017. Fresh leaf growth and new layers growing on a small canvas, 20cm x 20cm x 1cm – Acrylic, spray paint, brush work, marker pen, varnish.  67th days in and fresh layers growing on old layers…

sw_day67_1The 67th painting of 2017, March 8th 67/365 – “Fresh Leaf Growth”

The 63rd painting of the year was painted on a skateboard deck retrieved from a Hackney skip a few days back.  63/365 – “Fresh Leaf Growth on a skateboard”Fresh leaf growth and the notion of a painting brought to a finished state every day of the year during 2017. Fresh leaf growth on an unwanted used skateboard deck – Acrylic, spray paint, brush work, marker pen, glitter paint, varnish The 63rd painting of 2017, March 4th.

sw_day63_skateboard_2The 63rd painting of the year was painted on a skateboard deck retrieved from a Hackney skip a few days back.  63/365 – “Fresh Leaf Growth on a skateboard”

The notion of a smaller painting a day goes on, 67 days in now, it isn’t really an option not to painting, a day is not a completely satisfying unless something has been created, and it is enhanced a little more if it is created on something that somebody didn’t want, an old skateboard deck thrown in a skip, an unwanted unplayable vinyl record, an old fashion bag discarded and then retrieved and painted on. This Eileen Fisher fashion bag, was found in Hackney bin, it became the 59th painting of 2017 and the next part of the What price Art questiom

What Price Art week 7 – A return to the What Price Art question and a piece of art posted up on E.bay every week with an opening bid price of 1p. This piece went live as a 1p E.bay auction piece, on Wednesday 1st March 2017. and ends on Wednesday March 8th. Piece number seven is now live, go find it on ebay, that link there or my name in the ebay search engine should take you to it (as well as other smaller pieces that are for sale on ebay).  What Price Art?

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“Growth on an Eillen Fisher Bag” – Fresh leaf growth and the notion of a painting brought to a finished state every day of the year during 2017. Fresh leaf growth on an unwanted Eileen Fisher fashion bag- Acrylic, spray paint, brush work, marker pen, glitter paint, varnish The 59th painting of 2017.

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On with the notion of a daily conclusion of a painting, “Growth on a Mighty Maytones Record”

On with the notion of a daily conclusion of a painting.  57/365 – “Growth on a Mighty Maytones Record”. Fresh leaf growth and the notion of a painting brought to a finished state every day of the year during 2017. Fresh leaf growth on an unwanted recycled 12″ vinyl Record – Acrylic, spray paint, brush work, marker pen, glitter paint, varnish  The 57th painting of 2017

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57/365 – “Growth on a Mighty Maytones Record”

Meanwhile this rather pleasing  photo just turned up on my social media feed, I’m guessing it was somewhere around the Art Car Boot Fair last year (or maybe the year before), two of the hundred £1 pieces that have almost become an Art Cat Boot Fair tradition now (photo by Martin Westhorp)

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The 58th and 59th painting were completed yesterday and the day before, the 58th saw fresh layers and leaves on another evolving unwanted 12″ piece of vinyl, the 59th on a found unwanted fashion bag, an Eileen Fisher bag rescued from a Hackney skip.

 

 

The 56th painting on the 56th day, the red thing, the notion of viewing art on line…

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Fresh leaf growth and the notion of a painting brought to a finished state every day of the year during 2017. Fresh leaf growth on an unwanted recycled 12″ vinyl Record – Acrylic, spray paint, brush work, marker pen, varnish The 56th painting of 2017

The 56th painting of 2017, more fresh leaf growth, a fresh layer and the notion of a smaller painting brought to a finished state every day of the year during 2017. Fresh leaf growth on an unwanted recycled 12″ vinyl Record – Acrylic, spray paint, brush work, marker pen, varnish, the 56th small painting on the the 56th day of the year. The 57th will be concluded tomorrow, I imagine the 58th will be concluded on Monday, the same day as the Red show goes live on line.  The Red show is an experiment, something I’m curating right now – Hot on the heels of Cultivate’s  return to Dalston’s  beautiful basement gallery known as BSMT Space with the Fragile show two weeks ago, Cultivate brings you Red. The show will run here on the Organ pages as well as on the Cultivate website. here’s the Cultivate update

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“Opening on Monday February 27th at 6pm, Red will be another gathering of pro-active artists and another exercise in artist-led cross-pollination.  This time we Cultivate on line, sometimes we do it in formal galleries, or in warehouses or at dog shows or under railway bridges or in car parks at the seaside, this time we do it online. A group show featuring the art of 20 selected artists, selected via an on-line open call. Red goes live at 6pm (UK time) on Monday 27th February at www.cultivategallery.com and www.organthing.com.

Opening on Monday evening, Red will run on-line until, well until who knows when, maybe forever? Red will feature the work of 20 selected artists. Submissions were via an open call via www.cultivategallery.com (no one was charged to submit an e.mail images, we are very much against the cynical notion of charging artists a fee just to submit an e.mail and an image to to an open call show)  The show will go live on line on the Organ website and on the Cultivate website on February 27th and will run until the world ends (or we do).

The work will be of a red nature, the colour will hopefully unite the show, we’re exploring the submissions now, this is very much an experiment, submissions are being accepted up until midnight on Sunday. More details about the open call via www.cultivategallery.com

“I’m still not sure how I feel about the notions of art on-line (I avoided instagram for ages and ages), but then that’s why we’re experimenting with it and debating it here at Cultivate. I look at the numbers of people around the world who view the features on gallery openings and exhibitions via both the Cultivate website and in much bigger numbers via the busy Organ website – for instance over eight thousand people viewed the photos (and words) from the Kembra Pfahler show at Emalin Gallery in East London when the images (and words) were posted on the Organ website.  Eight thousand viewers during the week the review went live on the Organ website back at the end of last year.  I very much doubt if anywhere near a thousand people actually physically went to the show when it was on.  My own art website has already been visited by people from New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Singapore, USA and more this morning, nobody living in Singapore can see my art on an East London gallery wall unless they look at photos of the show on-line.

On-line art can never be a substitute for seeing most people’s art in the flesh on a gallery wall (or a street wall, or hanging in a tree, or…), there is no substitute for seeing art right there in front of you living and breathing, right there in the flesh, alive, the texture, the size, the smell – however as artists, we surely can’t ignore the fact that most people see out art via computer screens can we? This surely has to be embraced doesn’t it? Surely we have to experiment with it? And so Red will open on-line next Monday on both the Cultivate and Organ websites, come and see if the experiment works”. (SW)

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Werefrogs? White labels, the 50th daily painting on the 50th day and the ongoing what price art question…

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50/365 – “Leaves on a Werefrog”

“Leaves on a Werefrog” -The notion of a painting brought to a finished state every day of the year during 2017. Fresh leaf growth on an unwanted recycled 12″ vinyl Record – an old Werefrogs white label twelve inch from the last century and a painting that has evolved once more with a fresh layer of growth.. Acrylic, spray paint, brush work, gold paint, glitter paint, marker pen, varnish The 50th piece on the 50th day of the year, today piece and a small painting concluded every day.  The 48th and 49th are in found recycled frames picked up off the Hackney streets, as always the pieces are deliberately kept at an very affordable accessible price and all three are now on sale via the Cultivate on-line shop

The most recent pieces in the painting a day series look like this (click on an image to enlarge or run the slide show)

The What Price Art? question go on again this week, I expect this will carry on throughout the year as well. The what price art question is being addressed via ebay, the 5th (almost) weekly posting of a piece of work on e.bay is live now, opening bid price of 1p, it ends om Wednesday evening. Each week a piece posted on the auction site with a piece posted weekly at an opening bid price of 1p, each piece left there for a week and there for you to decide what price the art is? view it here

Piece number two is a “Sometimes They Have Thorns” Canvas piece painted back in 2016, one in a numbered series on 43 small canvases, this one is number 32 – acrylic, brush work, marker pen, varnish, 15cm x 15cm x 1cm…

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Growth on a Floorboard 1 and 2 – The notion of a smaller painting brought to a finished state every day of the year…

“Growth on a Floorboard 1 and 2” – The notion of a smaller painting brought to a finished state every day of the year during 2017. Fresh leaf growth on an unwanted recycled piece of floorboard hardwood, 64cm x 14cm. Acrylic, spray paint, brush work, glitter paint, marker pen, varnish  The 46th painting of 2017, concluded just before midnight on the 46th day, the 47th completed in the first few minutes of day 47th. Both pieces are now on sale via the Cultivate on-line shop
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Growth on a floorboard, day 46 and 47.