49 50 Paintings Challenge

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

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 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..

I scouted around Buckingham and surrounding area for inspiration.

Each painting will had 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.

©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 – SOLD

Here are the rest of the paintings

The paintings are for sale at £230 each, framed.

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

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

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

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 – Priced at £230 for each – which includes framing 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
©2018 – Cathy Read – 4950 paintings frame – Watercolour and Acrylic ink