The London Wedding Bus – Transport Class

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

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.

In October I was wandering around looking for inspiration. Leaving the tube station at Green Park near the Ritz I was on the lookout. I spotted the bikes and 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 I spotted the Wedding buses, there were 3.
I lined up to take the shot.

  1. The first I mistimed,
  2. The second was blurred streaks,
  3. Finally, I managed to get a still blurry but “good enough” composition. Ah, the beauty of painting! Images can be sharpened!

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 600

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 – £450

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.

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