Impossible Roots – Original Painting

£1,097.00

Impossible Roots – An original painting by Cathy Read. Created in England in 2014. The painting is 55cm high by 75 cm wide. The painting includes a certificate of authenticity.

Framing – The painting is sold unframed but framing can be arranged in a white frame with double mount off white and dark grey as an add on item. Please allow 2-3 weeks for this option. Images are for guidance only.

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

Impossible Roots- Original Painting

About the image:

London abstract painting depicting the Impossible Roots of the Gherkin. The focus was on the shapes that made up the building. It’s a curious thing about contemporary building techniques that make these seemingly impossible things possible. Surely the building cannot stand on a base so pointly? And yet it can and does. It’s like magic!


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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