49 50 Paintings Challenge

Inspired by my Artist friend Alexandra Buckle who did a 50 print challenge in 2017. I decided to embark or my own version of a 50 painting challenge of architectural aspects found on local buildings.

The 49 50 Paintings Challenge

To complete 50 paintings of Architectural Aspects by 31st December 2018

Using  #4950Paintings on Twitter and social media.

Completed painting of a buttress on Maids Moreton Church showing details of a leaded window and big wooden door Vanishing Buttress -©2018 - Cathy Read - 14 of 4950 Series - Watercolour-and-Acrylic-17.8x17.8cm - SOLD
14 Vanishing Buttress - Cathy-Read - ©2018 - SOLD

About the 49 50 Challenge

In January 2018 I set myself a challenge to create 50 paintings in a year. All the paintings are/will be 49 sq inches and are of architecture details. All the paintings will be 7″ x 7″ –  that’s 49 square inches. Hence the title 49 50. I kept them small intentionally, with the focus on architectural aspects or details allowing me to bring out the details in the same way I can in my larger paintings.


Marking Time - ©2018-Cathy-Read - 1 of 4950 Series - Watercolour-and-Acrylic-17.8x17.8cm - SOLD Painting of Church Clock face of Buckingham Parish Church

Here's the first finished piece.

Scouting around Buckingham and surrounding area for inspiration. Each painting had a working title of a number and description so Number 1 is 1-Clock.  (Including the numbers in the title allows me to keep tabs on where I am when I do a project of this nature.) I gave them more creative titles as I progressed but my first priority was to do the paintings. So 1-Clock now has a title of

1 Marking Time

Here are the rest of the paintings

4950 Exhibition at the Chantry Chapel in Buckingham
Silver Tips - ©2018-Cathy-Read - 2nd of 4950 Series - Watercolour-and-Acrylic-17.8x17.8cm. Painting of railings covered with frosty cobwebs
2 Silver Tips - Cathy-Read - ©2018

I had a working list of Architectural Aspects. Here it is as a pdf

All 50 of the 4950m paintings displayed unframed4950 paintings completed - ©2018 - Cathy Read - - Watercolour and Acrylic ink

And here they all are on the 31st December, 2018!

What will happened with the paintings? There was an exhibition was at the Chantry Chapel in Buckingham. There will be a book, eventually. All the paintings are for sale and are framed in a white stained wood frame with mount. Many have now found new homes, but there are still some left.
©2018 - Cathy Read - 4950 paintings frame - Watercolour and Acrylic ink


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