Silver Tips – original painting by Cathy Read

£230.00

An original painting “Silver Tips” by Cathy Read. Featuring the railings of House on Main Street Tingewick. The painting is signed and framed in white painted wood, with a double mount off white on top of black mount. Includes a certificate of authenticity.

Please note: The painting is part of the 4950 exhbition and will  only be available for collection or shipping AFTER the exhibition closes on 15th April 2019, and not before.

About the Picture
Silver Tips is the second of the 49/50 Painting Challenge. A Series created in 2018 as part of a challenge to create 50 paintings of architectural details on buildings in Buckingham and surrounding villages. No building was used twice and no feature repeated unless there was a distinguishing characteristic of the feature.

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Description

2 Silver Tips

Where do I start? It’s a piece about contrasts. The hard edges of the railings against the soft indistinct foliage behind. The lines formed by the cobwebs are irregular and damaged, not the image of structure and order as we would typically think of when imagine a cobweb. The dominant feature is the railings topped with fleur-de-lis. The trailing cobweb leading to the first finial and a draped pair of web strands to the second, remind me of a mountain climber or maybe a cable car or ski lift.

There’s a strong contrast between the lightness of the railing tips with the bases and background foliage. The colours are muted almost black and white with a hint of ochre and maybe light green. The only colour interrupting this monochromatic world.,

Lifeless railings, hard lines against the soft living foliage.

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