Painting of a tram coming into the tram stop by Manchester Central Station or GmexPiccadilly Bound - ©2015 - Cathy Read - Watercolour and Acrylic - 55 x 75cm

Piccadilly Bound – confessions of Painting in progress

I have a confession to make..

*Looks around cautiously and whispers*

I’ve never been on a tram in Manchester!

Blackpool, yes. Dusseldorf, yes, but Manchester, no. I really need to rectify that. While I have not caught a tram, I am painting them.

Here is the original photograph. Taken a few years ago with the old Central Station in the background. It’s a bit of a trainspotting view, but I think it works.

©2015 - Cathy Read - Piccadilly Bound - digital reference image
©2015 - Cathy Read - Piccadilly Bound - work in progress

I forgot to take photos at the pencil stage but this is when the first painting was done.

After a bit more painting it looked like this...

©2015 - Cathy Read - Piccadilly Bound - work in progress, 2nd painting phase

And the final Piccadilly Bound painting, with the masking cleaned off, looks like this...

Painting of a tram coming into the tram stop by Manchester Central Station or GmexPiccadilly Bound - ©2015 - Cathy Read - Watercolour and Acrylic - 55 x 75cm

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