About the Picture
Ever get an earworm? I’m convinced most come from some subconscious association. Like this week’s painting, when I was looking at 2 of my favourite London buildings.
I often play with angles when I’m taking my reference photographs, and, in this one, the buildings seem to lean on each other. When I noticed the Cheesegrater supporting the Gherkin.I was reminded of the Bill Withers song.
Lean on Me, when you’re not strong and I’ll be your friend, I’ll help you carry on. It’s a beautiful lyric, and one that often comes to my mind in tough situations. In fact the whole song is an anthem to the concept of mutual support.
Since then I haven’t been able to think of a title I like more for this painting.
Lean on Me was my submission piece when I was selected to participate in the Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year in 2016.
All copyrights are retained by the artist, and that the artwork cannot be reproduced without consent from Cathy Read.
This is an A3 Giclee Print. The original picture was initially drawn with pencil onto watercolour paper. These lines were then drawn over using masking fluid and then painted using watercolour paint and acrylic ink. Salt was also used in the process and some of the ink blown around using a straw. Once the painting was dry the masking fluid was removed to reveal the finished painting. The original picture was created in England in 2016.
This is a giclee print copy on A4 watercolour paper.
Edition size 150
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