Kings Cross the Pink Side – Original Painting


An Original Painting of Kings Cross the Pink Side

About the Painting

Painting Kings Cross the Pink Side forced me to do something I thought I never would.

In my box of watercolour paint tubes I have a colour that I had never used until this painting. A bright fluorescent pink called Opera. 

How do you create such colour? I was sure I’d never use it. Ever. First of all, I’m not keen on pink, although this sort of pink is preferable to the washed out baby pinks. Second, I couldn’t imagine a more artificial, garish colour. Even looking at it made me cringe.

Then, 9 years later, I decided to do this image. I took the reference photo in October, 2019. The lighting gave everything a vivid pinky purple hue. Opera was the only colour that came anywhere near close enough. So I took the plunge. I didn’t like the initial paintings. But eventually, the other colours work their magic. I still feel the painting looks part finished, as if great big holes have been created and washed all the colour away. But that’s the effect of brilliant light against white beams that reflect back on themselves.

Reminiscent of Spider man comics casting an impossible web from his wrist.

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All copyrights are retained by the artist, and the artwork cannot be reproduced without consent from Cathy Read.
The painting comes unframed and in an off white mount.with a certificate of authenticity.

Care: Display under glass. Keep painting away from moisture, heat and bright lights or direct sunlight

Dimensions of picture: 17.5× 51cm (unframed)

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Kings Cross the Pink Side painting is an original painting of Kings Cross Roof using watercolour and acrylic ink by Cathy Read. The abstract was inspired by the roof under artificial light.
Framing: The Painting is sold unframed.
Please see linked product if you would like the painting framed. Framing is in white stained wood frame approx 37.5 x 71cm with a double mount off white over dark grey.
Creation of the Kings Cross the Pink Side painting is on watercolour paper. Cathy draws the lines with masking fluid to a planned arrangement before painting it with a watercolour wash which gets 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.


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