And so the Art Car Boot Fair happened, the Cheap Art Manifesto was posted, leaves and stars went on their way and…

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2018 Art Car Boot Fair, King’s Cross, London, September 2018

And so the 2018 Art Car Boot Fair happened in the sunshine of Granary Square over at Kings Cross, here in London. Here’s a for tastes of the view from my part of the Cultivate “boot”. We didn’t really escape from our boot all day, things were rather full on and wonderfully non-stop, so not so many photos of other people and their art this year (sorry). Excellent day, lots of good people, lots of sales, sales are always nice, lots of good conversation (sorry if I didn’t manage to say hello, things were very busy at times). I love taking part in the annual Art Car Boot Fair, I like that are gets to relax a bit, hair let down, pretentious thoughts kicked into touch for the day. Not everything is perfect about the day, of course not, bit the good things far outweigh the bad and well we had a great time under the big red Cultivate gazebo.

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2018 Art Car Boot Fair, King’s Cross, London, September 2018

The Why Cheap Art Manifesto isn’t my piece of art but I did have it pasted up as part of my presentation at yesterday’s Art Car Boot Fair. A couple of weeks ago a gallery I won’t name, run by an artist I won’t bother naming either, told me art was just a business – needless to say I won’t be working with him any time soon. Had a great day yesterday at the fair, a great day meeting people, selling paintings for the price of a good loaf of bread, original pieces of art really should be for all, if you ever catch me saying art is just a business then please do take my brushes and pencils away. Great day at the fair yesterday, big thanks everyone, Here’s a photo or two…

 

 

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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, 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

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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The painting concluding each day thing went on, as did the 1p what price art auction thing…

The notion of a painting brought to a conclusion every day of the year went on, the 30th and 31st involved fresh growth on old seven inch vinyl records, the 29th meanwhile is a canvas piece called “Lost in a Looking…” – The notion of a painting brought to a finished state every day of the year during 2017. Fresh leaf growth and new layers on a smaller piece of of evolving canvas. Acrylic, spray paint, brush work, marker pen, varnish on canvas 40cm x 40cm x 3cm The 29th painting of 2017.

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“Lost in a Looking…”

The What Price Art? question go on again this week, I expect this will carry on throughout the year as well. The 4th weekly posting of a piece of work on e.bay happened last Wednesday, it ends tonight. 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 4th piece is currently up on-line, there to be bid on, view it here

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This week’s What Price Art piece is a small hand painted Sometimes They Have Thorns Canvas piece (there it is just above, 15cm x 15cm), go grab it for a penny!  Go explore ebay, put my name in the search engine, I’m sure you’ll find it (as well as a number of other reasonably priced pieces of art from myself and other Cultivate associated artists)

Click on an image to enlargew or run the slide show of latest concluded pieces, as always the ca nal lbe found via the Cultivate on-line shop. This link will take you to the shop The Cultivate on-line shop is constantly re-stocked with work…

Fresh leaf growth on Prada bag…

“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?

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“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.

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….

 

 

The notion then, the thought that a painting should be completed every day during 2017, not started, just brought to a conclusion…

The notion then, the thought that a painting should be completed every day during 2017, not started, just brought to a conclusion. Pieces that have been evolving over days, weeks, sometimes years. A smaller piece a day (there are bigger pieces of work in progress, it isn’t all about these smaller pieces coming to a conclusion every day)

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“Let Them Drink Wine” – The notion of a painting brought to a finished state every day of the year during 2017. Fresh leaf growth on a recycled wooden lid of a wine box. Acrylic, spray paint, brush work, gold paint, varnish on wood 29cm x 20cm. The 21st painting of 2017.

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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

This week’s What Price Art piece is a had painted piece of 7″ vinyl (that’s it up there), painted on an old ORG Records release, an old Gog Magog single from back in the days when we were foolish enough to run a record label. One of the finest releases ever, I might just throw in an unpainted copy of the single as well, a classic slice of London punk rock,,,. Go explore ebay, put my name in the search engine, I’m sure you’ll find it (as well as a number of other reasonably priced pieces of art from myself and other Cultivate associated artists)

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“Black Leaf, Herb Robert 3” – The notion of a painting brought to a finished state every day of the year during 2017. Fresh leaf growth on a small square canvas. Acrylic, spray paint, brush work, gold paint, varnish on canvas 15cm x 15cm x 1cm. The 20th painting of 2017.

Images of the 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd paintings of 2017 are here, click on a thumbnail to enlarge or to run the slide show of the latest pieces.  You will find these smaller more”affordable” pieces of art for sale via the Cultivate on-line shop, at the moment the pieces are being posted every day as they are brought to a conclusion.This link will take you to the shop The Cultivate on-line shop is constantly re-stocked with work, we tend to feature the small sized/priced pieces in the shop.  The bigger pieces don’t tend to be put in the shop, ask if you’re interested, there are always larger pieces being painted…