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9 Juliet Balcony painting

£230.00 £190.00

The Original Painting 9 Juliet Balcony is of the balcony on Well Street 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
9 Juliet Balcony is the Ninth of the 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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About the painting
9 Juliet Balcony

Sometimes there’s too much in a scene to do it justice. This picture would have benefited from being scaled up. There were more colours and details than the techniques allowed for and there is so much masking that the paint had little time to move. Despite all this, it has a unique charm and is one of my favourites.

The happy yellow walls, the ornate ironwork on the balcony. The image of people looking out and calling to those below.

It’s called you a Juliet balcony and it’s easy to imagine the scene especially if you don’t know what Bridge Street is like. In reality, where the Juliet Balcony is, built up. No bushes to hide behind, but I digress.

The image is well defined ans busy. There are a few areas where colours have tried to make their mark but, mostly, they’ve been forced to stay within boundaries. Graduated colours keep to the yellow/orange/brown or blue spectrum there is nothing in between.

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