Painting Buckingham one Architectural Detail at a time. – 31 of the 4950 series

Painting of an architectural detail at the top of a column - 31 Capital Detail - Cathy Read - ©2018 - Watercolour and Acrylic - 17.8x17.8cm

When I started the 4950 challenge my vision of painting Buckingham was clearly mapped out. I compiled a list of architectural details and intended filling them in as I went along. By and large this has worked well.

The limit of only using each building once proved quite callenging. I was determined not to end up with lots of paintings of only two or three popular landmarks and other buildings completely ignored. Well I managed not to duplicate buildings and still have places left that I didn’t get around to. 50 sounds a lot, but it isn’t really.

Where I’ve fallen down is the architectural features that I couldn’t find in the time. A gargoyl seemed like it would be an easy find, but. no. Turns out Buckingham wasn’t big on gargoyles. there are faces, yes But nothing grotesque which I feel a gargoyle should be.

So I changed it. This decorative piece of moulfding caught my eye. Not sure that it’s made of but it appealed. And, if I’m going to be painting Buckingham in architectural details, I may as well find ones I love

Painting of an architectural detail at the top of a column - 31 Capital Detail - Cathy Read - ©2018 - Watercolour and Acrylic - 17.8x17.8cm - £154
31 Capital Detail – Cathy Read – ©2018 – Watercolour and Acrylic – 17.8×17.8cm – £154

I should have a date for the exhibition fairly soon. If you’d like me to update you when I know, you can sign up for my studio news and I’ll keep you informed.

31 Capital Detail is part of the 49/50 Painting Challenge. Find out how it began here.

Find out more about the 49 50 Challenge

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