For those who have been reading my blog for some time, the term Running With Brushes may be familiar. The ambitious project was to paint 1000 watercolours, all of which sell for £15 plus p&p – all for Care for Casualties.
I had two goals:
- To raise at least £10,000 for the charity.
- To get some serious brush miles under my belt.
Win-win. I have been touched by the number of other artists who have joined in, and the people from all over the world who have ordered paintings from the Running With Brushes website.
Clearly, 1000 watercolours were not going to be painted quickly. If I had thought about the scale of it, I might not have started. But we’re still going and we have made good progress. I’m really proud of what we’ve achieved so far.
I thought it was time for an update. I’ve posted about some of the paintings from time to time, but I haven’t blogged much for the past couple of years so the posts are probably a bit dated.
1000 watercolours – the numbers so far:
We have created 693 paintings so far. I am coming up on my personal 250th pretty soon – I think that may be cause for a little celebration. Of those 693, over half have sold. 362, to be precise. And that has meant a total of £6437 has been donated to Care for Casualties. With just over 300 paintings to go, I am making a push to get the project done – it may still take some time, but expect to see more small watercolours on my Facebook and Instagram feeds.
And a huge Thank You to all the artists who have joined me on this ride and to Marc who has matted and packaged every painting so far. And of course, a massive shout out to everyone who has bought a Running With Brushes painting. Please keep on supporting this project – your support has kept it going.