I love public means of transport in London. I love them despite the fact that travelling in crowded buses or trains around London is sometimes more adventurous than you would have liked. Don´t worry, I am not going to tell you about my daily routine of commuting which is familiar to many, but how I perceive them from my artistic perspective. Visually appealing to the eye the London double-deckers are often pictured in my paintings. They bring a lot of life into my art. Their vitalizing red colour brightens up the painting. Even if a merely outlined bus appears in the painting – what a change! In my latest painting two reps of this lovely kind are just passing by the St. Paul´s. The buses give the painting of the cathedral which has stood here for centuries a contemporary look.
Feel free to see the making of this painting step by step below.
1) Sketching the scene in front of the St. Paul´s. I captured several buses as well as the black taxi.
4) I increased the saturation of the yellow colour on the right side of the cathedral and put down the colour on the left, to create the illusion of distance. I finished with putting the finishing touches to the painting and adding my signature.