All hands to the Gawcott Pump 4950 Painting #5

painting of a village waterpump by Cathy Read

Part of the 49/50 Painting Challenge.

All hands to the Pump, 5 down, 45 to go!

Painting number 5 is Gawcott Pump, a charming little feature in Gawcott

Out in the villages for this week’s architecture painting. Sadly, there’s no handle on the Gawcott pump, but it’s still an interesting structure. Don’t know what it is about plumbing that fascinates me, maybe it’s as simple as the link to water and how important it is.

There are few of these around now but water pumps were a common site in the days before mains water. After a bit of research, I found this site Check it out if you want to geek out on British village water pumps. Strangely, Gawcott Pump is not listed, yet…

This is the work in progress, once I had some paint on.

painting in progress on a village waterpump by Cathy Read
©2018 – Cathy Read – 5 Pump – Watercolour and Acrylic – 17.8×17.8cm

And finally the finished piece!

painting of a village waterpump by Cathy Read - 5 Pump - Cathy Read - ©2018 -  Watercolour and Acrylic - 17.8x17.8cm - £154
5 Pump – Cathy Read – ©2018 – Watercolour and Acrylic – 17.8×17.8cm – £154

I must admit I’m enjoying the speed of creation of these little pieces.

Limiting myself with colour and layers is also quite liberating.
I think I’ll be doing some prints of the entire series as one print with one large square image, like the “Gawcott Pump” or “Marking Time” and the rest adjacent in a 7×7 grid format. I’m a ways of doing that though, 2 more and I can do the first line!

And yes, it’s crooked, I like it crooked.

This painting is one of the 4950 series. Although many of the paintings have been sold, some are still available.

Curious about the 49 50 Painting Challenge.

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