From Ear worm to Inspiring Architecture Painting

©2016 - Cathy Read - Lean on Me - Watercolour and Acrylic - 50 x 40 cm

Ever get an earworm?

I’m convinced most come from some subconscious association. Like this week’s painting, when I was looking at  2 of my favourite London buildings.

I often play with angles when I’m taking my reference photographs, and, in this one, the buildings seem to lean on each other. When I noticed the Cheesegrater supporting the Gherkin.

I was reminded of this Bill Withers song.

“Lean on Me, when you’re not strong and I’ll be your friend, I’ll help you carry on.”
It’s a beautiful lyric, and one that often comes to my mind in tough situations. In fact the whole song is an anthem to the concept of mutual support.
Since then I haven’t been able to think of a title I like more.

©2016 - Cathy Read - Lean on Me Work in progress - Pencil sketch - 50 x 40 cm 600
©2016 – Cathy Read – Lean on Me – Work in progress

Some details during the paintings stages.

©2016 - Cathy Read - Lean on Me - Watercolour and Acrylic - 50 x 40 cm detail 1
©2016 – Cathy Read – Lean on Me Work in Progress – Watercolour and Acrylic – 50 x 40 cm detail
©2016 - Cathy Read - Lean on Me - Watercolour and Acrylic - 50 x 40 cm masking removal
©2016 – Cathy Read – Lean on Me – Watercolour and Acrylic – 50 x 40 cm masking removal

Here, the painting is complete and it’s ready to have all the masking fluid removed.

©2016 - Cathy Read - Lean on Me Work in progress - Watercolour and Acrylic - 50 x 40 cm
©2016 – Cathy Read – Lean on Me Work in progress – Watercolour and Acrylic – 50 x 40 cm

.
And the Inspiring Architecture Painting

that resulted from that earworm looks like this…

©2016 - Cathy Read - Lean on Me - Watercolour and Acrylic - 50 x 40 cm
©2016 – Cathy Read – Lean on Me – Watercolour and Acrylic – 50 x 40 cm

Next week I have some video for you.

And, if you enjoy this post, then please share it?

Save

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

One Reply to “From Ear worm to Inspiring Architecture Painting”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.