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Haymarket Corner – Original Painting


Haymarket Corner – An original painting by Cathy Read. Created in England in 2018.

The painting is 51 cm high by 41 cm wide. The painting includes a certificate of authenticity.

Framing: The painting is currently unframed The painting is 51 cm high x 41 cm wide, framed size is approx 69cm high x 59cm 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

Haymarket Corner – Original Painting

About the Image:

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.

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.

Weight .3 kg
Dimensions 67 × 57 × 2 cm


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