Friday, December 13, 2013

Bus Stop

Bus Stop   watercolor   27 x 19
"Bus Stop" was painted in class from a model who happened to be the daughter of one of the participating artists...I provided the fur coat for the session.  The pose, the glance, the hands encased in a muff-like position came from my own experiences in waiting for the bus on a cold, possibly rainy, winter's day.  I have always enjoyed this painting, despite its many drips and raw passages for the simple reason that it conveys my message without being over-painted.  And that, to which all watercolorists will attest, is the supreme hazard and downfall of many a painting.  Restraint.  Simplicity. Sometimes we need to be reminded of our goals.  Reminded.  And re-reminded.

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