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Chelsea Bridge – Original Painting


Chelsea Bridge – An original painting by Cathy Read. Created in England in 2016. 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.

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Chelsea Bridge – Original Painting

About the Image:

Is there anything as devisive as a bridge? Or maybe they’re a means of joining two halves together. It’s not always possible to determine which since Bridges can be seen in two ways.
Bridges connect people or keep them apart. Looking at this Chelsea Bridge painting you see an impressive suspension bridge, built to last with broad footpaths and elegant supports. It connects the North bank with the South bank of the Thames. But there was once a time when crossing the bridge would take you into a different world than that found on the North side.

The Power station pumping out its noxious gases. The south bank was once the poorer end of town but with the increasing search for new homes and the development of old industrial buildings into luxury apartments, times are changing. Battersea is rapidly becoming an attractive alternative to the more desirable Chelsea address. So whilst it could once have been seen as a means to keep a rich elite apart from the unwashed masses? The lines are so blurred now it hardly matters.

With a large river passing through its centre London has to find a way of crossing it. Using Boats can be risky and require manning. A bridge is infinitely preferable, once constructed becomes like the land and therefore possible to travel without a licence or payment.
Many are required to cope with the volume of traffic both vehicular and pedestrian due to the width of the Thames and the vastness of London.
And being connected is a good thing. As any commuter trying to get to work or supplier delivering goods


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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