The London Wedding Bus – Transport Class

©2016 - Cathy Read - Wedding Bus- Watercolour and Acrylic - 50 x 40 cm

Some transport of a different style this week

The Wedding Bus!

After Last week’s bike post, I’m scaling things up. Curiously, this picture wouldn’t have happened if I hadn’t spotted last weeks subject matter.

Everybody loves a Wedding and the old red London buses, so why not combine the two? Wedding Transport has always been an issue, espcially if the wedding venue and reception are held in different places.

One October day, I was wandering around looking for inspiration. Leaving the tube station at Green Park near the Ritz I was on the lookout. After spotting some bikes and I moved around to get a better angle. The bikes were close to a tourist bus stop, so I took a few pictures of those first. Then moved on looking for something else.
Thats when the Wedding buses came along, all three of them.
I lined up to take the shot and missed it completely. Quickly I took another and succeeded at capturing blurred streaks. One last shot, and I captured…

This is the point where I should dazzle you with an astounding tale of the perfect photograph, but I’m an artist, not a photographer. The final picture was still blurry but a “good enough” composition.

You can sharpened an image, that’s the beauty of paintings!

Starting off with the painting phase.

No graphite image since the drawing proved a head-ache, I did say the original was blurred, didn’t I?

©2016 - Cathy Read - Wedding Bus Work in Progress- Watercolour and Acrylic
©2016 – Cathy Read – Wedding Bus Work in Progress- Watercolour and Acrylic

Like last weeks bike painting, this one tied up with a workshop, as my grand reveal.

Here’s a photo of me in action at the event.

©2016 - Cathy Read - Wedding Bus Work in Progress- removing the masking 600
©2016 – Cathy Read – Wedding Bus Work in Progress- removing the masking

There is a video, but it was taken from too far away, so you can’t see what’s happening.

Finally, I ended up with this…

©2016 - Cathy Read - Wedding Bus- Watercolour and Acrylic - 50 x 40 cm
©2016 – Cathy Read – Wedding Bus- Watercolour and Acrylic – 50 x 40 cm

Large dark areas in any painting are always a potential disaster area, but the salt worked its magic for this one.

Next week I’ll show you some signs, and that is all I’m prepared to say until then.

This painting is for sale

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