The original painting White Bicycle
A limited edition A4 digital print of an original painting
of the White Bicycle by Cathy Read. The print is signed and
numbered and includes a certificate of authenticity. And comes with an off white
mount if required.
About the image:
The White Bicycle
painting emerged from a moment of inspiration. I had a meeting in
December with Artzu Gallery in Manchester. I took my camera with the
intention of getting some new reference images. I didn't have to go far.
gallery is in part of the old Granada television studio where they used
to film Coronation Street. They still do but in their new studios in
Salford. The old set is open to tourists and, whilst I’m not a fan, I
was curious and walked in that direction. After leaving the gallery I
turned the corner down a dark alley, I say dark but it was the buildings
that were dark. The sun was shining brightly and illuminated a silver
bike in such a way that it glowed.
I was intrigued by the shape of the steps and railings and the ordinariness of the object and position made ethereal by light.
can never tell with a painting how it will actually look until the
moment I remove the masking. So I’m particularly pleased with how the
brickwork and the rear wheel/saddlebag came out. I decided to call it
White Bicycle. Why? Because there was a song by Nazareth called My White
Bicycle and it was going through my head the whole time I was painting
was selected for the Society of Women artists Summer exhibition in 2015
The original picture is
painted on watercolour paper. The image is
created with masking fluid before painting it with watercolour
wash covered with clingfilm. Once this is removed the picture is further
developed using acrylic inks which are left to dry before the masking
is removed to reveal the final picture.
All copyrights are retained by the artist, and that the artwork cannot be reproduced without consent from Cathy Read.
This is an A4 digital print. One of an edition of 150.