Sunday, 27 April 2014

Bus lady

I jumped on a lovely new Routemaster at Westminster, heading for Charing Cross (Thomas Heatherwick came in for some stick over the new bus, I don't know why. People are so fussy, I think they're great.) Across the aisle was this magnificent woman.

I took a stealthy photo of her in the few minutes before I jumped off at the Strand.

First she was a sketch 

And next she became a watercolour.


I like drawing big women. I can understand Lucian Freud's love of his Benefits Advisor. 

Also somewhere in the back of my mind I think was this Hockney portrait of Divine ,
though his is so colourful and beautiful, Matisse-like, I may go back and  rework it.

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