The Journey Begins… original painting


A Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step…

According to Lao Tze. These words still ring true although now we’re much more inclined to use mechanical means such as the train rather than walk. The first step of a journey begins the adventure.

This train at Marylebone station is ready to depart and I wondered how many adventures have begun from this platform? It’s a thought that constantly plays on my mind whenever I travel.

People watching is fun!

We see them board trains, buses, and cars all the time, their destinations unknown. From the small local trips to the epic voyage for an exotic location. For some this train will complete the journey, for others it is one stage in an exciting adventure. The possibilities are endless?

Will it be routine?

The daily commutes to work, school , college or maybe to the shops.

Maybe to an event?

A concert with your favourite band, a play, a party or a wedding? Or perhaps to meet up with old friends for a catch up? Or an exotic adventure! Perhaps to some far off land with sun kissed sands, or skiing on a frozen mountain. The choice is yours. Imagine you could go anywhere or do anything…

Where would you go?


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The Journey Begins… is an original painting by Cathy Read and was created in England in 2012. The painting is 76 cm high by 56cm widew.

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

The painting includes a certificate of authenticity. The painting is sold unframed but framing can be arranged, if required. Please email for details.

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

How the painting was created
The Journey Begins… was initially drawn with pencil onto watercolour paper and was created in England in 2012. 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 painting is 76cm high by 56cm wide.


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