Cathy Read Art

Weight of the Eye - A4 Giclee Print

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This is an A4 Giclee print of a original painting Weight of the Eye by Cathy S R Read.
The London Eye has captured public imagination. It’s dominant, impressive and overshadows everything around it. Near the London Eye is a statue. It too is impressive, but not on the scale of the London Eye but what it represents is arguably more impressive. It’s a memorial sculpture for the International Brigade. Created by Ian Walters in bronze, it recognises those who fought in the Spanish Civil War. It’s a powerful image of four figures supporting a fifth wounded figure.

As you stand next to it at night and look to the Thames the London Eye towers over it like a halo. Which was my choice for the painting.

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

This is an A4 Giclee print, one of an edition of 150.

The original picture Weight of the Eye was initially drawn with pencil onto watercolour paper. 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 original was created in England in 2015.