Monday, June 25, 2007
Glastonbury and a Cunning Plan.
Glastonbury 2007, sketchbook.
I didn't really go, (ha ha) just in spirit and via the TV. This is Sunday night, after a long weekend of work here I am, sitting in the warm, away from the mud and the rain, enjoying the best bands and the best view. Though I suspect not the atmospheir. I know if I went I would be doing Glasto pictures for weeks afterwards.
Now, as I have had a very effective break from the daily small painting routine I have been giving the whole process some thought. I know that I have a terrible habit of dashing about, painting anything and everything. The daily painting thing proved to be really good for me and now I am going to try another tack, to gain a little self controll.
I am going to paint 100 paintings.
Each painting will be 10inches by 8 inches (or 25.5cm by 20.5cm) and cost £85, $170, €126 (this includes postage) with a 10% discount for people who are on my mailing list.
I shall limit myself to five subjects and do 20 oil paintings in each category.
This means that each painting will form part of a limited edition group in its own right and, at the end of the year, I will produce a book of all of the paintings with their descriptions. The book itself will also be a limited edition of 50 copies.
This is where you can help me:
Please tell me the five subjects that you would like me to choose for the next 100 paintings. Just e-mail me, or leave a comment here, with five of the numbers 1 to 9 below.
The catagoires are:
1.Landscape. (the countryside that I wander through)
2.Saescape. (waves, sky, sand, rocks, cliffs,)
3.People at Work. ( following on from the paintings I did last year, it is folk working, just that)
4.Cafes and Bars. (cafe life in France)
5.Buildings. (Churches, architecture, old and new, city's and villages)
6.Forest. (deep in the forest, light through the trees, the changing seasons)
7.Horses. (everything horse, Breton horses, working with horses)
8.Breton Culture (festivals, music, costume, traditional Breton life)
9.Still Life (aspects of stillness caught on canvas)
I shall then do the five most popular subjects. I look forward to hearing from you and please pass this on to as many people as you think might be interested, don't forget to encourage them to join my mailing list to qualify for a 10% discount. I shall post the results on July 10th.
All of this activity will start on July 12th, which happens to be my birthday and so, I think, very fitting for new yearly project to begin.
Thank you for your help.