49 50 Paintings Challenge

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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.

To complete 50 paintings of Architectural Aspects

by 31st December 2018 or..

The 49 50 Paintings Challenge

(for short)

Using  #4950Paintings on Twitter and social media.

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’m keeping 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..

I’ll be scouting around Buckingham and surrounding area for inspiration.

Each painting will have a working title of a number and description so Number 1 is 1-Clock.  (Including the numbers are in the title allows me to keep tabs on where I am when I do a project of this nature.) I give them all more creative titles as I progress but my first priority is to do the paintings. So 1-Clock now has a title of “Marking Time”

Here’s the first finished piece.

“Marking Time”

©2018-Cathy-Read-1-Clock-Watercolour-and-Acrylic ink painting, Buckingham church, Painting 1 4950 Series, Marking time
©2018-Cathy-Read- 1 Marking Time or 4950 Series

The paintings will be posted in the gallery by Feb 7th 2019 after they have been shared on my blog. did I make it, watch and see.

Here’s the list of Architectural Aspects

I worked systematically through the list, as much as possible. Some features proved hard to find so the final list will change.

No Architectural Aspect – Title Painted? Location
1 Clock face – “Marking Time”  Yes  Buckingham Parish Church
2 Railings – “Silver Tips”  Yes  Main Street Tingewick
3 drain – “Down the Drain”  Yes  drain outside Buckingham Inn
4 Gate “Chantry Gate”  Yes  Gate to Chantry Chapel
5 Water pump “Gawcott Pump”  Yes  Water pump in Gawcott
6 chimney “Twisted Chimney”   SOLD  Yes  Twisted Chimney, Buckingham
7 Brace “Pattress Plate”  Yes  Cottage on Castle Street
8 door handle “Cottage Latch”  Yes Cottage on Well Street.
9 Balcony “Juliet Balcony”  Yes  Bridge Street shop
10 Street light (wall) “Wall Street Light”  Yes  Market Square
11 Brickwork “Brick Wall”  Yes Cottage on the High Street, Buckingham
12 Tower “Radclive Church Tower”  Yes  Radclive Church
13 Tap “Water Tap”  Yes  Claydon Courtyard
14 Buttress “Vanishing Buttress”  Yes  Maids Moreton Church
15 Gable end “Gable End”  Yes  Well Street School/Centre
16 Handrail “Hand Rail”  Yes  Market Square, Buckingham
17 Arch “Palladian Arch”  Yes  Palladian Bridge at Stowe
18 Door knob – Door Knob  Yes Buckingham
19 Stone (lattice) window Arch Window  Yes Claydon House
20 Bolt changed to Temple Columns  Yes Temple at Stowe
21 Spiral staircase to to Spiral Steps Yes Alley by Town Hall in Buckingham
22 Bolt – Gaol Bolt Yes Inside the main door toOld Gaol, Buckingham
23 Bell roof – changed to Pebble Alcove Yes  Pebble Alcove, Stowe Landscape Gardens
24 Shop/pub sign – In Stitches Yes In Stitches Shop on Well Street
25 Crenellations – Adstock Crenellations Yes Adstock Church
26 Doorstep Yes Castle Street, Buckingham
27 Stained Glass Window changed to Weather Vane House in Tingewick
28 Letterbox Letterbox in Buckingham
29 Steps – Hospital Steps  Entrance Steps to Buckingham Hospital
30 Street light (pole) – Lamp Post Lamp Post near the Parish Church in Buckingham.
31 Gargoyle changed to Capital Detail Detail on a shop front in Bridge Street Buckingham.
32 Bell – Gate Bell Bell at Bell Gate at Stowe Landscape Gardens
33 Metal Window
34 Sundial
35 Stonework
36 Dormer Window
37 door
38 Dome changed to Timber framing
39 Keyhole
40 floor
41 drainpipe
42 Porch
43 tiled roof
44 Fanlight  The Garage, Well Street, Buckingham
45 pipework
46 Thatched Roof detail Mitre Pub?
47 Phone box detail
48 Spire Claydon?
49 Gate latch
50 Signpost Cattle Pens

The Paintings shared so far…

I’m planning to display all the finished paintings together. If you’d like to know when, please leave your email address below.

What will happen with the paintings?

I’m working out the details but I think a show is the obvious first step, and I should be able to turn them into a book, in due course. They will be for sale but won’t be available for collection until after the 49 50 Exhibition – Price will be £154 for each painting – which includes framing in a white stained wood frame with mount.