And on the 89th Day….

88/365 – The 89th painting of 2017, March 30th – “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 on an evolving piece of 12″ vinyl, now concluded – Acrylic, brush work, marker pen, spray paint, glitter paint, varnish.

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The emotion of selling a painting…

The 88th painting of 2017 was completed in the early hours of this morning, the 88th day of the year, March 29th, unless that is I’ve lost count again, it is the 88th day isn’t it?. The 88th painting concluded and more fresh leaf growth and the notion of a smaller painting brought to a finished state on every day of the year during 2017. Fresh leaf growth and new layers growing on on an evolving piece of 12″ vinyl, now concluded – Acrylic, brush work, marker pen, spray paint, glitter paint and gloss varnish if you must know – an old piece of recycled unwanted 12″ vinyl recycled (or maybe even upcycled)

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88/365 – The 88th painting of 2017, March 29th – “Fresh Leaf Growth”

These smaller daily paintings aren’t started on the same day as they are concluded, some start days before, some weeks, some are pieces that have been evolving for a couple of years, that piece of vinyl there was originally painted on in the summer of 2014 and has been painted on several times since. A painting ever evolving, it is now completely concluded and won’t ever be touched again. I know I keeping saying a painting is never ever finished and if it sticks around here layers will constantly grow, with this series of 365 painting concluded during 2017, they will most certainly not be touched again.  And like the #365ArtDrops of 2015, this is being viewed as one piece of work, a piece of work in 365 parts, a piece of work evolving and flowing throughout the year, a piece started on January 1st and running until December 31st (if that isn’t tempting fate), 365 smaller paintings concluded on a daily basis with parts of the piece heading of to all kinds of places, art off to California, Spain, Yorkshire, Manchester, Hastings, South London….

Some of them are being dropped, the 61st piece in this series of daily paintings was “dropped” last week. The “ArtDrops” are never dropped of course, they are always carefully places in considered locations, left hanging there for someone to take should they wish to. This particular piece was left hanging in a tunnel near Shoreditch Railway station, East London, last week. I expect that now the weather is getting better there will be a lot more #artdrop pieces being left in colourful places…

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An Art Drop, an #ArtDrop, Shoreditch, March 2017

MEANWHILE THE WHAT PRICE ART? QUESTION GOES ON   – What Price Art week 10 – 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 29th. Piece number ten 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.

This week’s 1p ebay auction piece is this painted piece of 7″ vinyl

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The 78th painting of 2017, March 19th 78/365 – “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 7″ vinyl record

Sold one of my bigger paintings this morning, it is always good to sell a painting of course, paint does cost money and so does studio rent and brushes and food and well you know, starving artists and all that, always good to sell a painting, of course it is. Did feel a little sadness as I saw the message to say this one had sold though, grown rather attached to this particular one, it has been on the wall of the studio here for about three years now, I shall be taking it down and packaging it up in a moment, you do feel emotional attachments to these things sometimes – there’s all kind of feelings that flow around a piece of work, frustration, anger and sometimes very personal feelings revolving around the reasons you painted it and where you painted it and what’s in there along with the paint. A lot is committed to the bigger paintings, the ones that are worked on for weeks, months, years, the ones that are battled with, agonised over, fought with, that fight you….

Here some photos of the latest completed daily pieces and that recent art drop, as always click on an image to enlarge or run the fractured slide show

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.

Click on an image to enlarge or to view the slideshow of latest daily pieces

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.