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
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.
The rest of the paintings will be posted in the gallery once they are completed and included in a blog post.
Here’s the list of Architectural Aspects
I’ll be working systematically through the list, as much as possible. Some features may prove interesting to find so the order might 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|
|21||Spiral staircase||Behind Villiers, Buckingham|
|22||Column||Temple at Stowe|
|24||Shop/pub sign||Shop on Well Street|
|27||Stained Glass Window||Church Chetwode?|
|29||steps||West End Garage, School Lane|
|30||Street light (pole)||Outside Parish Church, Buckingham|
|32||Bell||Gate Bell at Stowe|
|33||Window (wooden or metal)|
|44||Fanlight||The Garage, Well Street, Buckingham|
|46||Thatched Roof detail||Mitre Pub?|
|47||Phone box detail|
Some, such as the chimney, I’ve already selected what I’m going to do. Others are to be determined. I’ve a number of images sorted, some I’ve a shortlist but still to make a final decision. Many slots still require filling, the most imminent is a Brace, I know I’ve seen them around, just can’t quite remember where.
The Painting so far…
So, there’s still a chance to influence my work.
If you live near Buckingham and have any suggestions, then please drop me a line using the form below, with the item number and your suggestion. Maybe you’ll inspire me?
Got a suggestion for an architectural aspect for one of the paintings?
I’d love to hear it. Please, let me know in the form 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. After I finish the Tour London in 30 Painting book, that is, as I’ll be needing that for my Solo Exhibition in October. They will be for sale but won’t be available for collection until after the 49 50 Exhibition – Price will be £145 for each painting – includes framing in a white stained wood frame with mount.