TB – First Thoughts

I live on a fairly dull street, which is fine in the summer with the sea view from my studio, but a bit grey in the winter.


View from my studio,

A few doors away is a vacant plot of land with crumbling hoarding, about 30  by 2.5 metres.


A few of my paintings blown up would brighten up a grey day.

I have spoken to my printer who has confirmed it is feasible.  Using images scanned at 600 dpi I could produce a poster up to 4.5 by 3.5 metres, so no problem sizing up.  The cost would be about £12 a square metre, so cost wouldn’t be prohibitive.

Practical considerations: are there any bye laws preventing me doing this?  I will obviously need to approach the owner, and to capitalise on the marketing aspect, contact the local press.

My understanding is that this project is not necessarily about producing new work specifically for the project, but about the process and about testing and challenging me.  Therefore I would like to use existing work, which will leave me free to concentrate on the mechanics of the exercise.  That said, if I do manage to produce something suitable in the meantime, then that is a bonus.



Two possible images, as photographed are 1 x 1.5m

With regard to audience engagement I would include my Facebook, Twitter and email, and ask how the work and the idea made them feel.  To be honest, I live on the type of street where ripping off wing mirrors and discarding pizza packaging is of more interest, so I am not expecting much in the way of response, but I would be delighted if I was proved wrong.


Author: susanmilleruk

Watercolour painter living, working and loving Hastings and St Leonards on Sea. MA in Fine Art.

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