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Castlefield Basin – Original Painting


Castlefield Basin – An original painting by Cathy Read. Created in England in 2018. The painting includes a certificate of authenticity.

Framing: The painting is currently unframed The painting is 40 cm high x 50 cm wide, framed size is approx 58cm high x 68cm wide. Framing will be arranged in white.frame with double mount off white and dark grey.  Please allow up to three weeks for framing.

Framed images are for guidance only and may differ slightly from the actual framing.

Care: Display under glass. Keep painting away from moisture, heat and bright lights or direct sunlight

All copyrights are retained by the artist, and the artwork cannot be reproduced without consent from Cathy Read.

Availability: In stock

Castlefield Basin – Original Painting

About the Image:

This little gem of a canal is in the heart of Manchester – or is it Salford? I’d better check. Yep, it’s Manchester. This is the progress of the painting of Castlefields Basin.

I love canals, I grew up near the Rochdale Canal and it was always a go to place. Even though there was very little water in it and the lock gates were replaced with a concrete block, it was a tranquil place. That and the proximity to Mars. It was common knowledge that, if you were outside the railings during delivery times, the probability of boxes being broken “by accident” and it raining down chocolate bars was high. We might possibly have uttered words of encouragement…


How was Castlefield Basin created?
An initial pencil drawing onto watercolour paper was created. These lines were then drawn over using masking fluid. Next, they were painted using watercolour paint and acrylic ink. Several layers of paint were built up. Salt was also used in the process and some of the ink blown around using a straw. Once the painting was dry the masking fluid was removed to reveal the finished painting.


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