Found a piece of wood lying on the ground on Emma Street…

Found a piece of wood lying on the ground on Emma Street, here in Hackney, a piece of wood can’t be left, it can’t just go into landfill (maybe it still will in the end?). a piece of wood found and painted on….

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“Emma Street Again” (May 2018), Acrylic, brushwork, spraypaint, gloss varnish on wood, 51x12x2cm.

“Emma Street Again” (May 2018), fresh layers, new growth, a painting on a piece of wood found lying on Emma Street, Hackney, East London. For when a piece of wood is thrown out leaves and layers (and starz) will grow on it it. Acrylic, brushwork, spraypaint, gloss varnish on wood, 51cm x 12cm x 2cm.

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“Emma Street Again” (May 2018), Acrylic, brushwork, spraypaint, gloss varnish on wood, 51x12x2cm (detail) 

 

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Another painting, there’s always another painting, for paint is lifeblood and to not paint isn’t an option…

Another painting, there’s always another painting, for paint is lifeblood and to not paint isn’t an option.  “Herb Robert” (May 2018) – Acrylic, brushwork, spraypaint, starz, gloss varnish, on recycled found plywood, 45cm x 45cm

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Sean Worrall – “Herb Robert” (May 2018) – Acrylic, brushwork, spraypaint, starz, gloss varnish, on recycled found plywood, 45cm x 45cm 

 

The sun is out, the art drops increase, pieces hung in Hackney Wick, Shoreditch and…

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#365ArtDrop18 – 60/365, a leaf left hanging in Shoreditch, East London. April 2018

“The sun is out, ha ha!” to paraphrase the (alleged) final words of someone who understood the beauty of light and the vitality of paint.  And with the sun out (for now at least), the year-long piece of work that is the #365ArtDrop18 piece can start to gather a little more  momentum.  A piece of work in 365 parts, 365 paintings on found recycled material picked up off the street, from skips, save from landfill, painted on an then hung back out there in the streets for people to take should they wish to. There have now been 60 painting left out there, the latest pieces were hung last weekend on the walls of the fast disappearing beautiful things that just about still is Hackney Wick. The cultural cleansing and destruction of community in the Wick. I expect the dropping (or the carefully hanging) of pieces to increase as the weather improves.

Click on an image to enlarge or to run the slide show of recent pieces dropped

 

Stargrowth, when a frame is left on the street then stars will grow…

Fresh star growth, new layers in a found frame (and when a frame is thrown out and left on the street then things will grow in it). This frame was found on the Hackney street a couple of weeks back, the Spring growth and the new layers have been evolving in the dark of the studio here in East London ever since – “Stargrowth”, acrylic, gloss varnish on recycled hardboard in a found frame, 68cm x 55cm,  (February 2018).

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“Stargrowth”, acrylic, gloss varnish on recycled hardboard in a found frame, 68cm x 55cm,  (February 2018).

 

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

 

 

Starz, old brushes, planks saved from skips and the ongoing notion of a smaller painting brought to a completed conclusion on every day…

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Daily Painting 236/365 (24th August,2017) – Fresh growth, new layers, 79cm x 9.5cm.Daily Painting 236/365 (24th August,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 236, a 236th piece, acrylic, brushwork, spray paint, gloss varnish on a recycled piece of found wood, 79cm x 9.5cm.

Starz, old brushes, planks saved from skips and the ongoing notion of a smaller painting brought to a completed conclusion on every day on 2017.  The stiff and lifeless paint brush was encrusted in white painting and thrown in a Hackney skip, who’s going to resist a white blank canvas of a paint brush, or indeed an unwanted plank of weathered woo, a piece of broken wooded pallet. 43 Starz on a plank of wood (you’ve got rock six times), the piece can now be found in the Cultivate on-line shop along with some of the daily paintings that haven’t already been sold or left hanging on the street for people to take