Natural History Graffiti- Original Painting


Original  Painting of Natural History Museum Natural History Graffiti – An original painting by Cathy Read. Created in England in 2018.  The painting includes a certificate of authenticity.

Framing: The painting is currently framed in white with an double mount.- off white  and dark grey – (See sample images.) The painting is 89cm high x 61cm wide, framed size is approx 96 high x 76 wide.

All copyrights are retained by the artist, and the artwork cannot be reproduced without consent from Cathy Read.

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

Availability: In stock

Natural History Graffiti- Original Painting

About the Image

The first thing you notice about Natural History Graffiti is the towering edifice looming above you. It seems to go on forever. Drawing your eyes up to the molten sky, like they’re alien rocks or Meteors hurled across space. The sky is simultaneously fluid and cracked like a parched ground.

Snaking across are fluid strokes, sprayed, graffiti-like, to break up the crazed blue surface. Blues and purples, swirling in masses, break into stars of light blue and lavender.

The Tower itself stretches to the sky, details disappearing as your eyes scan upwards. Then travelling back down, the colours pulsate with a vibrant richness. Golden yellows, jewel like blues and reds call out with deep blues and greens clashing. Trying to rein back the colour but the vibrant colours win the day.

Once you get past the colour, the details emerge. Organic textures feature contrasting the smooth reflections in the glass. Scales cling on the twisted columns, regimented leaves frame the windows and a small lion stands guard watching for signs of trouble. Vines and flowers cap the scaly columns, a patchwork of colour. (Read More)

Creation: The image was initially drawn with pencil onto watercolour paper stuck onto plywood. 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. Which has been sprayed with matt varnish to protect the image.


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