Some time ago I made a promise to myself to paint St Leonard’s Church in Middleton, Manchester. I’d been meaning to paint its Wooden tower for a long time. The Church dominated my childhood, so it’s a personal perspective.. We learnt about it’s history at school. It’s unique wooden clock tower on a medieval church. The secret passageways used during the reformation with tales of ghosts still haunting them. Not quite the pristine image of church people like to portray. In short everything that could fire the imagination of a child.
I’ve even been to family weddings there. It’s quite a traditional subject matter but I’ve given it a new perspective.
All copyrights are retained by the artist, and the artwork cannot be reproduced without consent from Cathy Read.
The painting is 50 cm high by 40cm wide. This original painting was created in England in 2015.
Care: Display under glass. Keep painting away from moisture, heat and bright lights or direct sunlight
The image is created using masking fluid, then painted with a watercolour wash and covered with clingfilm. Once this is removed the picture is further developed using acrylic inks and building up layers, which are left to dry before the masking is removed to reveal the final picture.
This is an original contemporary art painting