Haymarket Corner Painting


Original Painting by Cathy Read of the Haymarket corner. Image size 41 x 51 cm. This painting is sold unframed.

Please see linked product if you would like the painting framed. Framing is in white stained wood frame approx 57 x 67cm with a double mount off white over dark grey.


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This is an original contemporary art painting by Cathy Read created in England in 2018.

Wild watercolour meets controlled city.

You can’t control watercolour when painting, you can only persuade it to go in a direction, you then pray it will be obedient. Usually, it does its own thing and you end up with something better, if you’re lucky and sometime not, if you aren’t. Often times you need to resort to plan B.
You’re looking up at a corner of Haymarket House in London. Features, such as the shapes of these windows create places where contrast dominate the Haymarket painting. The architecture comprises clean symmetrical and simple lines. Whilst there is decoration, it’s geometric and elegant. Control and order prevail. Yet, compare the painting itself and a myriad of colours vying for attention and space on the page.
Ink trails break away from the roof. Spots of vibrant pink and purple bursting forth in apparent randomness. Bold dark ink lines snake their way down windows and underneath the window arch. Within the ordered architecture is the Comedy Store, free thinking comedy, at times unpredictable and out of control. a bit like how watercolours react on my Haymarket painting.
Above, radiating clouds around an orb of blue sky hint at finer weather. All is well in the world as the people walk through the Haymarket. Lost in their thoughts or gazing up to see buildings that have been part of historical events for decades. Do they feel a sense of stability?
And, what are their thoughts as they enter the Comedy Store, who knows what challenges may confront them. The Haymarket inspires again.
The Haymarket Corner Painting created during my demonstration at the Mall Galleries in September 2018.
Care: Display under glass. Keep print away from moisture, heat and bright lights or direct sunlightThe image is created with masking fluid before painting it with watercolour wash covered with clingfilm. Once this is removed the picture is further developed using acrylic inks which are left to dry before the masking is removed to reveal the final picture.

Additional information

Weight .3 kg
Dimensions 67 × 57 × 2 cm


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