"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.