Misty Wheel – Original Painting


Misty Wheel – An original painting by Cathy Read. Created in England in 2014.

The painting includes a certificate of authenticity.

Framing: The painting is currently framed in simulated rived iron frame with no mount, glazed with glass. The painting is 56cm high x 76cm wide, framed size is approx 58cm high x 78cm wide.

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

Misty Wheel – Original Painting

About the Image:

It’s a dismal day or so some would say. Grey wet days on the Thames are a common occurrence. The only bright colours are the orange pod on the Eye and a few red streaks behind it. I can’t remember what they were. The drizzle, the eye and the view are what I remember. Walking, along the Southbank, on this grey February afternoon. The sky has a mind of its own. Blooms like rain at the top, through mottled blues with splashes of pale gold down to heavy, misty white bleeding into browns. A single line defines the edge where the sky connects with the Urban rooftops, suggesting the buildings below. Hinting at what they might be but only the Houses of Parliament and the tower of Big Ben give away any real clues to their identity. Like before, I’ve played with contrasts the busy water flowing, rippling past the geometric walkway, leading to the covered landing pontoon. Or the railings and handrail along the South bank. The wheel itself a cris-cross mechanical engineering marvel. Delicate but solid, your eyes follow the line upwards. The London Eye looms large and seems to be toppling precariously ready to tumble into the Thames. I often retain these optical effects caused by the camera. In reality the brain filters them out. That marvelous ability it has to edit out the inconvenient truth and present us with an acceptable version of reality that our minds can trust.  

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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