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.
©2018-Cathy-Read- 1 Marking Time or 4950 Series
The Paintings shared so far…
The paintings will be for sale at the Chantry Chapel for special price of £154 each. After the exhibtion they go up to £230 each.
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 – |
|Yes||Buckingham Parish Church|
|2||Railings – |
|Yes||Main Street Tingewick|
|3||drain – |
“Down the Drain”
|Yes||drain outside Buckingham Inn|
|Yes||Gate to Chantry Chapel|
|5||Water pump |
|Yes||Water pump in Gawcott|
“Twisted Chimney” SOLD
|Yes||Twisted Chimney, Buckingham|
|Yes||Cottage on Castle Street|
|8||door handle |
|Yes||Cottage on Well Street.|
|Yes||Bridge Street shop|
|10||Street light (wall) “Wall Street Light”||Yes||Market Square|
|Yes||Cottage on the High Street, Buckingham|
|Yes||Maids Moreton Church|
|15||Gable end |
|Yes||Well Street School/Centre|
|Yes||Market Square, Buckingham|
|Yes||Palladian Bridge at Stowe|
|18||Door knob – |
|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 – |
|Yes||In Stitches Shop on Well Street|
|26||Doorstep –||Yes||Castle Street, Buckingham|
|27||Stained Glass Window |
|House in Tingewick|
|28||Letterbox||Letterbox in Buckingham|
|Yes||Entrance Steps to Buckingham Hospital|
|30||Street light (pole) – |
|Yes||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||Yes||Bell at Bell Gate at Stowe Landscape Gardens|
|38||Dome changed to|
|Yes||Opposite the Gaol|
|42||Porch||Yes||Entrance to Radcliff Centre on Church Street|
|43||Tiled Roof||Yes||House in Gawcott |
|44||Fanlight||Yes||The Garage, Well Street, Buckingham|
|45||Pipework Sculpture||Yes |
|46||Thatched Roof detail||Yes||Mitre Pub?|
|47||Phone box detail||Yes|
What will happen with the paintings?
There will be an exhibition at the
Chantry Chapel in Buckingham 12-15th April.
Opening times 11am-5pm
There will be a book, eventually. All the paintings will be for sale but won’t be available for collection until after the 49 50 Exhibition on 16th April, 2019 – Price will be £154 for each painting – which includes framing in a white stained wood frame with mount. After the exhibition the price will go up to £230 each.