This Ambulance painting was inspired in an instant.
Driving through Manchester on the way back south, I was taking a few snaps for inspiration (I wasn’t driving, in case you’re wondering.)
Sirens, Sirens everywhere! As is always the case, it can be tricky to figure out which direction it’s coming from. Suddenly I saw the blue lights in the distance, and it was coming towards us. I took a picture. Back at the studio, with a bit of editing, I had an image I was happy to work from.
No drawing images on this one, I got a bit carried away…
Here’s a close up during the painting phase.
And another detail of the painting developing…
Finally, the whole picture in progress with the ambulance defined…
I created this video of the cleaning up process.
The stage when the mashing is removed and the final image is revealed.
There isn’t a lot to hear. I was absorbed in the reveal.
Here’s the finished painting
I love the fact you can’t see the driver, almost as if the ambulance is driving itself.
(The original picture has the same effect.)
You can buy this painting
Next time I’ll be sharing how I got on with Plein Air sketching in Beaconsfield.