"Thugs on the Bus", gold acrylic on raw unstretched canvas, 36" x 46"
Here's my morning painting, about a slice of life in Tucson, AZ, riding the bus. Remember those SunTran commercials where people would get on the bus, meet the love of their life, and exit together, holding hands and laughing? Yeah, right! My scruffy little rag of a painting reminds me of Daumier's 1862 painting, "Third Class Carriage"
Felt like drawing some random character...ended up with a picture of someone who looked like an old androgynous punk. The rumpled stained paper helps with the effect. Reminds of some of the characters who used to frequent Tumbleweeds (in Tucson), back in the day (in 1980).