34 Anniversary Sundial – Original Painting

£230.00 £190.00

The Original Painting 34 Anniversary Sundial is the gardens at Claydon House near Buckingham. The painting is signed and framed in white painted wood, with a double mount off white on top of black mount. Includes a certificate of authenticity.

About the Picture
Anniversary Sundial is the Thirty Fourth of the original 4950 Paintings. A Series created by Cathy Read in 2018 as part of a challenge to create 50 paintings of architectural details on buildings in Buckingham and surrounding villages. No building was used twice and no feature repeated unless there was a distinguishing characteristic of the feature. Cathy Read retains all copyrights as the artist, and this artwork cannot be reproduced without written consent from Cathy Read.

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34 Anniversary Sundial – Original Painting

About the Image:

When I set about this challenge, I expected that the sundial I chose would be ancient and have some mysterious origin or be what was used to keep the house run on time of some other fanciful romantic history. I was right about the fanciful romantic history, it commemorates a silver wedding anniversary. “Awwww!” I can hear you say, but it’s not old. Just 12 years old at the time of creation.

It’s a charming example, a mix of brass work and stone carving. Silver Wedding March 2007 reads the inscription. You can’t quite see the date. A fact that’s irrelevant in this case. Behind the sundial, the ancient brick wall of a garden. To the left a life ring is tucked away in the top left corner. An indication that water is nearby. Following down, there are shrubs growing up towards the sundial.

Creation: The image is created using masking fluid, then painted with a watercolour wash and covered with clingfilm. Once this is removed the picture is further developed using acrylic inks and building up layers, which are left to dry before the masking is removed to reveal the final picture.


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