Battersea Reborn – Original Painting
About the image:
Do you have a favourite building? Maybe there’s a romantic connection? Or you’re inspired by its beauty?
My Battersea Power Station Painting is an unlikely favourite choice, but its architecture captures the imagination of many and is a popular subject matter for art.
I first saw it on an album a cover in the 70’s and was intrigued. The artwork by Storm Thorgusson, on Pink Floyds Animals, has a gritty industrial feel. Later, as an occupational therapy student on placement in Clapham and then South Croydon I passed it on the train. I was impressed. So when I started illustrating architecture, a Battersea Power station painting was already on the “Must do” list.
The reference image was taken just after work had started on the development of the site into luxury apartments.
Battersea Reborn of 6 paintings selected for the Society of Women Artist’s 2015 Summer exhibition at the Mall Galleries. Elected a full member of the societyand awarded the Barbara Tate Memorial Award for my body of work., as a result. The image with Princess Michael was taken after the awards annunced.
Creation: Masking fluid is painted onto watercolour paper to create an image. This is covered with a watercolour wash and covered with clingfilm. The picture is further developed using acrylic inks once the film is removed. The masking is removed after several layers are added and allowed to dry. Revealing the final picture.