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Wedding Bus – Original Painting


Wedding Bus – An original painting by Cathy Read. Created in England in 2016. The painting includes a certificate of authenticity.

Framing: The painting is currently unframed The painting is 50 cm high x 40 cm wide, framed size is approx 68cm high x 58cm wide. Framing will be arranged in white.frame with double mount off white and dark grey.  Please allow up to three weeks for framing.

Framed images are for guidance only and may differ slightly from the actual framing.

Care: Display under glass. Keep painting away from moisture, heat and bright lights or direct sunlight

All copyrights are retained by the artist, and the artwork cannot be reproduced without consent from Cathy Read.

Availability: In stock

Wedding Bus – Original Painting

About the Image

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!

You can see the full creation of the Wedding Bus painting, with images in my blog post https://cathyreadart.com/2016/03/from-bikes-to-buses-wedding-buses-no-less/

Creation: Masking fluid is painted onto watercolour paper to create an image. This is covered with a watercolour wash and covered with clingfilm. The picture is further developed using acrylic inks once the film is removed. The masking is removed after several layers are added and allowed to dry. Revealing the final picture.


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