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Cathy Read – Artist – Cruisin the North Bank Painting in a room setting – Original Painting


Chillin on the North Bank – An original painting by Cathy Read.

Created in England in 2023. The painting is 42.8 cm high by 59.4 cm wide.
The painting includes a certificate of authenticity.

Framing: The painting is currently unframed. Framing will be arranged in white frame with double mount off white and dark grey. The painting is 45.5 cm high by 61 cm wide, framed size will be approx 63.5cm high x 79cm wide. 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

Crusin on the North Bank – Original Painting

About the Image

Cruising the North bank, on a cold October day, we’re strolling down the north bank towards Southwark bridge. The sun is just emerging from behind the clouds, catching the puddles with its light. The pavement is more like a series of islands separated by stretches of sea than solid paving. A recent heavy downpour of rain caused the scene.

The air is fresh and people are emerging from shelter, casting off waterproof coats and taking down umbrellas. Well they are in my mind’s eye, in my memory of the event. Enter the chap in the jacket, with his hands in his pockets. Cap on, earbuds in, and laconically scooting along on a skateboard. Could he be any more chilled?

Moving on from our chilled skateboarder, we have more fingures ambling along, on foot. Strolling the wet stones and appreciating the break in the weather.

I see four figures; the lady with the pink bunny backpack, two guys in jackets who seemed to be together. Far Left is a figure in green looking out to the Thames. I wonder what they’re seeing?

Even more left, we can make out the river Thames in a few patches and an arch of Southwark Bridge,  spanning from behind grand lampposts and disappearing into dense foliage. One thing that often surprises me about London, is how many trees and parks there are. It’s a delight to see nature embraced in such a densely populated area. Perfect for a Sunday afternoon stroll. I did say it was a Sunday, didn’t I?

Now, it’s your turn where would you go from here? Which one of these people would you like to switch places with or what would you be up to, if you were here?

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.


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