Express Essence – Original Painting


Express Essence – An original painting by Cathy Read. Created in England in 2011.

The painting is 40cm high by 50 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

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Express Essence – Original Painting

About the Image:

Traveling along Great Ancoats Street in Manchester you cannot help but notice the subject of this Express building painting. Home of the Daily Express but now in new hands, it’s distinctive style has aged well. You’d be forgiven for thinking it was quite a new building. The fact it’s nearly 80 years old is a testament to it’s innovative design. A building that was even more impressive when it was still in use with the printing pressing running at full speed. All visible from the street, and an even better view when seen from the top deck of a bus.

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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