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

 

 

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The ongoing notion of a smaller painting brought to a completed conclusion on every single day of the year in 2017 goes on…

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The notion of a painting brought to a conclusion on everyday of the year in 2017

The ongoing notion of a smaller painting brought to a completed conclusion on every single day of the year in 2017 goes on, over 300 concluded now, here’s some of the recent ones…

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A #43ArtDrop piece, a piece of work in 43 parts, 43 paintings for Folkestone…

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#43ArtDrop, September 2017, Folkestone, Kent. A piece of work in 43 part.s.

A #43ArtDrop piece, a piece of work in 43 parts, 43 smaller paintings, this time all painted on small pieces of wood picked up off the street (and if people throw away wood then leaves and layers with grow on that unwanted discarded wood). 43 paintings left hanging in and around the streets of Folkestone, the old town, the Triennial, the Fringe and Bob and Roberta Smith’s “Folkestone is an Art School” pieces. 43 paintings left to to be taken should people with to do so. A #43ArtDrop in Folkestone, September 2017. 43 pieces with hashtags on the back, the #43ArtDrop and the social media interaction is an important part of these pieces…

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There really is no satisfaction to be found in a day that doesn’t involve some kind of drawing or painting….

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Daily Painting 258/365 (15th September,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. On day 258, a 258th piece, acrylic, brushwork, marker pen, gloss varnish on a found recycled piece of hardboard, 43cm x 43cm

The ongoing notion of a smaller painting brought to a completed conclusion on every single day of 2017. A notion that started on the very first day of January, not a painting started and finished every single day, more a painting brought to a completed conclusion every day. There are several smaller pieces being painted on any given day alongside the bigger paintings that are constantly being worked on

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Work in progress, September 2017

 There are always pieces in progress and paintings in need of being brought to a conclusion and there really is no satisfaction to be found in a day that doesn’t involve some kind of drawing or painting….

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Leaves, thorns, sometimes they have thorns. New layers, fresh growth, the latest daily paintings…

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Leaves, thorns, sometimes they have thorns, new layers, fresh growth, or maybe just a tag evolving, or maybe some pop art or some starz flying? Starz with a “z” and the glam rock of it all? Or the hard rock of it all and the fact that you have to rock six times, pop art, leaf growth and the notion of a small painting brought to a completed conclusion on every single day of 2017 that started back on the first day of January just because it seemed like a good idea to force a painting to conclusion. It does still feel like a decent notion at the start of September….

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Some of the recent daily pieces can be found on sale via the Cultivate on-line shop, and yes those are deliberately reasonable prices, I do rather think these things should be kept as reasonable as possible

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“If You Throw It Out The leaves Will Grow”, last week at Hackney WickEd…

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An installation at the Inside Out show, Here East, Hackney Wicked 2017

One week on from the opening of that Here East show and everything that went with it over the weekend at Hackney Wicked last week. There’s plenty of conflicted thought, words, turmoil, fractured photos and long pieces in terms of the show and the whole weekend to be explored over on the Organ pages, the plight of Hackney Wick and the community there is something very emotive, The Organ is the place for more of what happened during the WickEd weekend, including a word or two from the opening night of Inside Out. This page is about the actual art – although the  art and the emotion of what is happening in Hackney Wick right now can’t really be divorced –  – the actual art and the notion of leaves and fresh layers growing on the things we throw out, the old unwanted frames, the pieces of wood, the beer bottles and pieces of astroturf, the books, the pieces of wood picked up from outside the building, and the canvas found in skips as studios are emptied and closed by the arrogant developers.

The installation at the Inside Out show (curated by Gavin Turk and Anna Maloney) was called “If You Throw It Out The leaves Will Grow”, it consisted of several recent paintings and leaves (tags if you wish) on found objects including a piece of red fabric from the Neo Naturists show at the ICA last year very diliberately places within the pice alongside several beer bottles drawn on as the opening night evolved and people threw them away – if you throw them away then leaves will grow     And there may have been a bit of leaf growth elsewhere around the Wick….

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