Take a Trip to Marylebone

870 GBP

An Original Painting Take a Trip to Marylebone by Cathy Read

A patchwork of yellow and orange permeates your vision, taking your eyes down and to the left. Then, “Oh No!” there’s more hiding in the middle right.

The sassy taxi shouts “Look at me! Bet you can’t ignore my rich red tones and gorgeous reflective surfaces.” The black car is trying to creep out of sight and the small purple one begins to vanish in the middle.

The whole scene is dominated by an elaborate glass roof. Heavy, bold, with hints of delicate scroll-work in the iron trusses. Colours fight for attention saying “Have you seen me?” “No Me!” and your eye darts around as you discover new hitherto unseen elements. The traffic cone, the radiator grille. What’s that behind the purple car in the middle? It looks like a dress? You look at the brick pavement. Then wonder, Did she draw everyone? What’s that on the road? Can I make it out what it says? What’s that post there? Can you see those blue highlights? And look at those trials of ink.

OK calm down! Breathe…

There’s so much energy and movement, you want to sit quietly until the calmness returns.

Then you’re off again. Where is everybody? Can I make out the taxi driver? Hang on what colour IS that car? I thought it was black but now i see hints of blue.

And so it continues!

Some paintings can be exhausting, which is why you should return, because next time you’ll see something completely different.

2017 - Cathy Read - Painting of Marylebone Station - Watercolour and Acrylic - 51 x 61cm
Marylebone Station – ©2017 – Cathy Read – Watercolour and Acrylic – 51 x 61cm – £870

This painting was part of the Trip to Marylebone Exhibition

This artwork is sold framed in white wood square frame with a double mount lower cinder and upper off white.

All copyrights are retained by the artist, and that the artwork cannot be reproduced without consent from Cathy Read.
The painting comes unframed and in an off white mount.with a certificate of authenticity.

How it was created.
The original picture Take a Trip to Marylebone was initially drawn with pencil onto watercolour paper and was created in England in 2017. 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 x 56cm wide. Framed approximately 96cm high x 76cm wide.

You can see a time lapse of the painting of Marylebone Station in my post about it.

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