Painting of the Week

©2013 - Cathy Read - HMS Belfast - Watercolour and Acrylic - 40 x 50 cm

Painting of HMS Belfast – Artist’s Thoughts

The Warship, in this painting of HMS Belfast, looms large on the Thames. Dwarfing the buildings on the South bank. The architecture would be impressive on its own, without the nautical comparison. Even Tower Bridge seems small, as does the minuscule City Hall. It’s a matter of perspective, yes, but also it’s a matter of …

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Wolfson College, Oxford - View from Rainbow Bridge ©2013 - Cathy Read - - Watercolour and Acrylic- 75 x 55 cm

Wolfson College, Oxford – View from Rainbow Bridge

Wolfson College, Oxford – view from Rainbow Bridge The painting of Wolfson College, Oxford – the view from Rainbow Bridge is the first of my Oxford series. A familiar sight, on the bank of Cherwell. You’re standing, viewing the college from the Rainbow Bridge. Below, the river flows, along with a few punts. It’s a …

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Painting of the gates of Manchester Smithfield Market now the Chinese Centre - Smithfield Wandering - ©2012 - Cathy Read - Watercolour and acrylic ink-50x40cm - SOLD

Smithfield Wandering Gateways in paintings

The gateway to Smithfield market is now the Chinese Cultural Centre. Gateways in paintings fire my imagination. This one was the home of Manchester’s fish market. I have vague memories of passing it, and a strong fishy smell. One which remained for some time, even after it closed. Well, maybe that’s just my imagination taking …

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