My paintings have taken me back downtown this week. I’ve been focused on public transportation vehicles. Buses and trains feel symbolic of city life to me and, along with many sketches, I came up with this painting of a muni bus rounding a corner on Market Street.
Throughout this week and the last, I’ve been trying to put some new variations into my work. I’ve been drawing and painting more people. Some are gesture drawings or portraits focused on the human form and some are extensions of my paintings of San Francisco. Some streets are teeming with people and it’s interesting to see how they change the feel and meaning of a painting. This painting is about 10 inches by 8 inches but I’ve also been working on some larger paintings and should have one to post next week.