The 99th painting of 2017 was completed earlier today, the 99th day of the year, Sunday April 9th. 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 on on an evolving canvas now concluded…
Last weekend’s gardening, fresh growth, new leaves, layers, brushwork, spray paint, acrylic, Buddleia, Herb Robert on a canvas (150cm x 160cm) and a new larger piece of work as Spring leaves awake…
“I Like To Glance At The Butterflies (Fresh Buddleia Growth)” – Acrylic, spray paint, brush work on canvas, 150cm x 160cm (April 2017)
“I Like To Glance At The Butterflies (Fresh Buddleia Growth)” – Acrylic, spray paint, brush work on canvas, 150cm x 160cm (April 2017) – Detail
Meanwhile…. WHAT PRICE ART? Fresh leaf growth on a small canvas (15cm x 15cm) and on with the 1p What Price Art auctions. What Price Art week eleven, 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 is a hand painted small canvas – acrylic, brush work, marker pen, varnish (15cm x 15cm). This is one of a series of pieces of original art that will be posted on e.bay weekly throughout 2017 .. A piece of art posted once a week on ebay at an opening bid price of £0.01 for 52 weeks. What price art? Type in Sean Worrall to find it on ebay, alternatively here’s the link to this week’s piece, it ends this evening.
“Growth on a Prada bag” – The notion of a painting brought to a finished state every day of the year during 2017. Fresh leaf growth on a recycled paper bag picked up off the street. Acrylic, spray paint, brush work, gold paint, marker pen, varnish on paper Prada shopping bag with rope handles 436cm x 24cm. The 25th painting of 2017. An affordable piece of art brought to a finished state and added to the Cultivate on-line shop every day of the year, will this go on?
The notion goes on, the new year resolution is holding, the Cultivating continues and a fourth What Price Art piece will be heading to e.bay tonight, once again up there with an opening id price of 1p. The What Price Art? question go on, I expect this one will carry on throughout the year as well. The third weekly posting of a piece of work on e.bay happened last Wednesday. 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 what price art? You decide. The third piece is currently up on-line, there to be bid on, view it here
The latest paintings brought to a conclusion (once again click on an image to enlarge or run the slide show….
Six days in and the new years resolution is holding, no more “dropping” of art. Such a silly term anyway. nothing was ever dropped, it was all carefully placed, deliberately hung on walls, agonised over, carefully considered in a very considered spot. That was last year though, art drops are so last year. There’s been complaints, of course there has, but what price art? “I only followed you on Facebook so I could get one, not fair that you say you’re not going to drop any more”. I think there’s been something like six of seven hundred so called art drops in the last few years (including 2015’s #365ArtDrop piece) What Price Art?
And there’s been a painting a day brought to a finished state in 2017 so far, although a painting is never actually “finished” until someone takes it away, everything here in the studio evolves, fresh layers, new growth. Yesterday’s finished painting has already been sold, tHe piece is off to Yorkshire today, painted on a piece of unwanted hardboard picked up off the Hackney street, recycled and now liberated, sold and off to hang on a wall in Yorkshire, Hebdon Bridge actually, never been there myself, my art travels far more then I get to. A painting finished everyday, not started on the same day though, just finished and then added to the Cultivate on-line shop like yesterday’s was. Paintings are started and go on for months, this year one will be finished every day.
The What Price Art? question was something we have asked via several gallery shows. Art placed on gallery walls and viewers invited to pay whatever they want, or whatever they see fit, no debate no saying no, whatever the view said went. it made for all kinds of interesting conversation. .
What price art? A return to the ongoing question for the new year. A piece of art will be posted on e.bay weekly throughout 2017, a piece of art posted once a week via an on-line auction site, each piece with an opening bid price of £0.01, one piece a week for 52 weeks. What price art? A weekly piece of art there to be bid on. The first piece went up on the auction site last Wednesday evening with an opening bid price of 1p, view it here on ebay. The second piece will go up for an opening bid price of 1p next week
on with the leaf growing, lots to be cultivated this year, art can’t slow down.
#43 – The final #43 Piece of 2016, A piece of work in 43 parts. 43 parts painted on 43 found recycled pieces of raw material picked up off the streets. Picked up, recycled, upcycled, painted on and hung back out there for people to take should they wish to. The First of the 43 parts will go out on December 15th, the 43rd piece will be hung on New Years Eve. All with the #43ArtDrop hashtag on the back so people can interact and be part of the piece of work. The interaction and people sending in photos of themselves with the found pieces via social media is an important part of these pieces
December 2016, the first six parts, painted on hardwood found by a skip in Hackney. Found, painted on and ready to go back out there again for people to take should they wish to
Part six of the Thirteen Shelves piece, thirteen paintings on recycled wooden shelves rescued from a Hackney skip, and left hanging on various East London walls over the last month. Part six eventually, after quite an adventure, ended up hanging in a tunnel by Shoreditch railway station. And today we see, via the magic of social media, that the piece now has a home….
Seeing where these pieces that are left out hanging for people to take end up is very much part of the piece, the interaction, the photos posted on social media of people with their pieces of art like this photos just posted on instagram…