Hanging on the telephone? Work in Progress

Paintings can seem mysterious in the beginning.

It takes a while for the shapes and character of a piece to emerge.
This weeks painting is very much like that.

It’s a favourite subject of mine,

Old red phone boxes.

This is probably the most famous one as it’s close to the Houses of Parliament so is very popular with the tourists. I thought I’d add a tourist/traveller/student to the box. I haven’t decided who he should be yet. Think I’ll leave that to your imagination.

This is the picture just after the intial wash with the cling film still in place.

©2014 - Cathy Read - Work in Progress - Hi Mum, Just Called to say...- Watercolour and Acrylic on paper-30 x 21 cm
©2014 – Cathy Read – Work in Progress – Hi Mum, Just Called to say…- Watercolour and Acrylic on paper-30 x 21 cm

It’s quite hard to make out structures at this stage but you can see the telephone box and, if you look closely you can just make out the outline of parliament in the background.

And here it is after a I’ve started using the inks.

©2014 - Cathy Read - Work in Progress - Hi Mum, Just Called to say...- Watercolour and Acrylic on paper-30 x 21 cm
©2014 – Cathy Read – Work in Progress – Hi Mum, Just Called to say…- Watercolour and Acrylic on paper-30 x 21 cm

Taking shape nicely.

I’m trying to avoid the “ET phone home” type title.
I thought about “Hi Mum, I’m in London…” but I think “Hi Mum, just called to say…” works better for me.

I’ll share the results with you here on Saturday.

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2 Replies to “Hanging on the telephone? Work in Progress”

    1. Thanks Sue, putting them up now. I think it worked.

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