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 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|
|30||Street light (pole)|
|31||Gargoyle changed to Capital Detail||?|
|33||Window (wooden or metal)|
|38||Dome changed to Timber framing|
|44||Fanlight||The Garage, Well Street, Buckingham|
|46||Thatched Roof detail||Mitre Pub?|
|47||Phone box detail|
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.