Painting of the Week

©2012 - Cathy Read -Quarry Bank Mill - Mixed media-41x58cm

When an Old post resulted in a painting commission – Quarry Bank Mill

A Painting Commission conjours up mixed emotions in artists. Some love the challenge, others will run to the hills. It’s true that commissions can be a gift or a curse, but which they are depends of how well you prepare. This is true for both artist and customer. Artists need to be clear about what …

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Painting of the Lloyds buidning in London©2012 - Cathy Read - The Lloyds Building - Mixed media-75x55cm

The Lloyds Building picture I nearly abandoned

Finding Lloyds Building pictures is very easy. It’s a building that stands out. Some may hate the design, but there are many of us who draw inspiration from the revolutionary style. The reflections created in its shining steel plates or a sheer fascination with the process involved in its creation. From concept to execution, there …

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Painting of Catz Oxford Watercolour and acrylic ink painting ofSt Catherine's Main Quad - ©2013 - Cathy Read - Watercolour and Acrylic- 55 x 75 cm

Painting of Catz Oxford – Painting of the Week

The painting of Catz Quad Oxford, showing the bell tower in the distance, is not the view that typically comes to mind when thinking of Oxford. No dreaming spires here. This is modern. Clean lines replace carvings and concrete replaces traditional stone. The geometry of buildings stand out. Weathering has begun but hasn’t knocked the …

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