The 353rd painting of the year, left hanging in a tunnel…

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The 353rd painting of the year, left in a tunnel…

A leaf left hanging on a wall in a tunnel in East London, a carefully placed, never dropped, art drop, a painting left hanging for someone to take should they wish to. A piece painted on a found piece of plasterboard, when a piece of board is thrown out then leaves will grow on it. The 353rd concluded painting of the year on day 353, concluded yesterday, December 19th and left out today, December 20th 2017….. .
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A leaf from one year ago…

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A Leaf, (2016) – Acrylic, spray paint, gloss varnish 105cm x 45cm, painted on board, in gold frame and under glass.

This is an image from one year ago, a photo of a piece painted back at the end of last year. it came up via my social media today, I’d almost forgotten about it, all wrapped up and buried under the newer work that clutters up the studio here.  This piece really does need a home now before I break the glass or something. The piece is simple called “A Leaf”, (2016) – Acrylic, spray paint, gloss varnish 105cm x 45cm, painted on board, in gold frame and under glass. All A little too slick for my liking, I prefer a leaf to be running free rather than all restrained in a slick fancy frame…

The question is, will this all stop at the end of 2017?

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Daily Painting 335/365 (1st December,2017) – Fresh growth, new layers, leaves and the ongoing notion of a smaller painting brought to a completed conclusion on every single day of 2017. Acrylic, brushwork, spray paint, gloss varnish on recycled cardboard, 21cm x 21cm

Fresh growth, new layers, leaves and the ongoing notion of a smaller painting brought to a completed conclusion on every single day of 2017. The most recent pieces are  acrylic pieces, a combination of brushwork, spray paint and that vital layer of gloss varnish on recycled cardboard, 21cm x 21cm. yesterday’s concluded piece is yet to be photographed, day 345, twenty more pieces need to be concluded this year, I rather like the evolution that has been revealed since January 1st as each piece is concluded, view them all here, the question is, will this all stop at the end of 2017? I rather like the challenge of concluding a piece every day (these are not pieces that are started on the same day as they are concluded). The best place to follow all this (should you want to) is via the Instagram feed. “Will they all be exhibited at the end of the year?” asked someone a few days back, no, many of them have already been sold or”dropped” on the street, some are for sale via the Cultivate shop, some of the more recent ones will be part of the Intent show that opens at BSMT Space in Dalston (London) on January 18th but no, the pieces are scattered all over the globe now. Incidentally if you are after a particular piece and can’t see it in the shop, please do ask, it might have already found a home, it might still be here.  

Click on an image to enlarge or to run the slide show,,,   

The ongoing notion of a smaller painting brought to a completed conclusion on every single day…

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330/365 (26th November,2017) – Fresh growth, new layers, leaves and the ongoing notion of a smaller painting brought to a completed conclusion on every single day of 2017. Acrylic, brushwork, spray paint, gloss varnish on recycled cardboard, 21cm x 21cm

The ongoing notion of a smaller painting brought to a completed conclusion on every single day of 2017 goes on. The most recent piece have been painted on recycled cardboard…

 

Today was mostly about painting new 43 Pieced Piece for Hackney City Farm, one piece of work in 43 parts…

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A 43 Pieced Piece, December 2017

Today was mostly about painting new 43 Pieced Piece for Hackney City Farm, one piece of work in 43 parts, 43 paintings on recycled cardboard. Each piece will be for sale at £1 at the Hackney City Farm Christmas Fair on Saturday December 9th (midday until to 4pm) alongside other work from Cultivate artists and others, (come see the duck).  A piece of work to be shared by 43 people at very little expense to anyone…

Fresh growth, new layers, leaves and the ongoing notion of a smaller painting brought to a completed conclusion on every single day of 2017 continues with…

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Some of the recently concluded daily paintings (late November 2017)

Fresh growth, new layers, leaves and the ongoing notion of a smaller painting brought to a completed conclusion on every single day of 2017 continues with a piece being brought to conclusion on every day of the year. December is upon us now and painting 338 is over there awaiting conclusion before this day comes to an end, it could be one of several pieces that is brought to a conclusion, this is not about starting a smaller painting on every day, just bring one to a completed conclusion, there are many on the go here in the studio.  You can view all the concluded painting up until number 331 here on this page.  

The most recent pieces are all painted on recycled cardboard, all around 21cm x 21cm. Will this continue beyond the end of the year?

Meanwhile, painting number twelve, one of the earliest from this year-log series (that may just continue beyond the end of 2017), one of the earlies that hasn’t been sold or hung on the the street, one of the earliest I still have, has been donated to APP’s 2017 Art Auction, the charity are doing a bit of fundraising, there’s more details here or go directly to the ebay auction here, last time I looked the bidding had only just started so, well, over to you…   APP or Action on Postpartum Psychosis is a charity researching Postpartum Psychosis  (PP) is “a severe, but treatable, form of mental illness that occurs after having a baby. It can happen ‘out of the blue’ to women without previous experience of mental illness”.

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11/365, 12th January 2017 – ‘Thorns and Herb Robert’ – 
(The notion of a painting brought to a finished state every day of the year during 2017, Day twelve and some fresh leaf growth on a small square canvas.)
Acrylic, spray paint, brush work, marker pen, varnish on canvas
15cm x 15cm x 1cm