Monday, August 23, 2010
I hope the quality of this image is okay. It was taken along time ago when I did not have a digital camera. I no longer have the painting.
A few years ago when I lived in London I did a series of paintings about London buses. Originally they were in response to a painting I had seen at the Tate Gallery. Each morning on the way to work I would watch someone I saw and examine them closely. At night I would put them in the painting. I was always in the paintings. Usually I was carrying the leather satchel that I had brought in Greece. I was so in love with that bag! In the end the series numbered about 10 paintings. Most were painted with gouache on paper. Back in New Zealand I did a couple of Acrylic versions as well. All have sold now.