Emergency Run – Ambulance painting

©2016 - Cathy Read - Ambulance WIP detail - Watercolour and Acrylic

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.

After creating a painting of a fire engine, and police on bicycles, It seemed natural to turn my attention to the ambulance service.

No drawing images on this one, I got a bit carried away…

Here’s a close up during the painting phase.

©2016 - Cathy Read - Ambulance WIP detail - Watercolour and Acrylic
©2016 – Cathy Read – Ambulance WIP detail – Watercolour and Acrylic

And another detail of the painting developing…

©2016 - Cathy Read - Ambulance WIP detail crossing - Watercolour and Acrylic
©2016 – Cathy Read – Ambulance WIP detail crossing – Watercolour and Acrylic

Finally, the whole picture in progress with the ambulance defined…

©2016 - Cathy Read - Ambulance scene - Watercolour and Acrylic
©2016 – Cathy Read – Ambulance scene – Watercolour and Acrylic

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

©2016 - Cathy Read - Ambulance- Watercolour and Acrylic - 40 x 50cm
©2016 – Cathy Read – Emergency run –  Watercolour and Acrylic – 40 x 50cm – £410 unframed

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.)

 

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Next time I’ll be sharing how I got on with Plein Air sketching in Beaconsfield.

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