27 Stained Glass Sky – original painting by Cathy Read

£230.00

Stained Glass Sky is the twenty-seventh of the 4950 Paintings. The image is of a weather vane against a colourful sky, it’s in Church Lane Tingewick near Buckingham. 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.

About the Picture
Stained Glass Sky is the twenty-seventh 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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27 Stained Glass Sky – Weather vane painting

Often when I look at a painting my mind takes a trip. Something in the painting sparks a memory or an association and my mind follows like the obedient dog on the weather vane. I like the image of the dog and master setting out for a trip in the direction he’s pointing, North East today, tomorrow it will be a different way depending on the whims of the winds.

But, like in life, we chose a path and follow it. Whether our choice is guided by a map, compass or the winds, it is our choice.

The painting I’d planned for 27 was to be a stained glass window, but it doesn’t look as exciting when viewed from outside looking in. Stained glass needs light to be seen. So, I decided on the weather vane. The man and dog, cute but purposeful. Here is a metaphor I can relate to. I decided to make the sky rainbow coloured. There were some colours in the original photo from where I drew inspiration. I took liberties and allowed salt to work its magic. The result was virtually there with the first painting. I darkened the roof and chimney keeping some spaces to show the under painting and give some depth and texture to the shadows.

Sometimes simple is best.

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