Wooden Tower of St Leonard’s – Painting of St Leonard’s Church Middleton


An original painting of The Wooden Tower of St Leonards by artist Cathy Read. St Leonards is a  prominent feature of her home town of Middleton in Greater Manchester. The painting is 50cm by 40cm and is painted in acrylic ink and watercolour onto watercolour paper.

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An original painting of St Leonard’s Church, Middleton, Greater Manchester. The Wooden Tower of St Leonard’s by Cathy Read. The painting is framed with a double mat – photos to follow.

About the image:

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


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