Painting number 41 Drainpipe Art for the 4950 series

41 - Drainpipe painting- Cathy Read - ©2018 Watercolour and Acrylic - 17.8x17.8cm

I have to admit to envisioning something far more mundane than this for the Drainpipe. My original plan was this one. Basic, functional, worn.

41 Drainpipe possible digital image  - Cathy Read - ©2018

41 Drainpipe possible digital image – Cathy Read – ©2018

Then I went on a photoshoot and found this offering, a historic feature by someone obviously wanting to impress. It’s drainpipe art, if ever there was such a thing.

41 Drainpipe possible 2 - digital image  - Cathy Read - ©2018
41 Drainpipe possible 2 – digital image – Cathy Read – ©2018

One often wonders who they’re wanting to impress, especially when the feature is part of a church. To the glory of God, comes to mind. But I’m pretty sure the Christian viewpoint is that you can’t buy your way into heaven like this, so probably just trying to impress the neighbours. That doesn’t stop me from appreciating the effort and skill involved.

And, of course, inspiring my own bit of Drainpipe Art

41 - Drainpipe - Cathy Read - ©2018  Watercolour and Acrylic - 17.8x17.8cm - £154
41 – Drainpipe – Cathy Read – ©2018 Watercolour and Acrylic – 17.8×17.8cm – £230

Number 41 Drainpipe is part of Cathy Read’s 4950 series.

Find out more about the 49 50 Challenge and the Exhibition in April 2019

Exhibition of art by Cathy Read's 4950 Painting Series Exhibition poster
Exhibition of art by Cathy Read’s 4950 Painting Series Exhibition poster

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