The Mysterious Leopard Woman Of Old Glasgow Town!
I was standing, getting soaked on Clyde Street, Glasgow, a couple of Saturdays ago, waiting to take some photos of the Pride march, and all the associated colourful floats. It really was torrential and anyone with a camera was hiding in doorways, sheltering under brollies etc.
I saw a couple of wee pooches coming along with their owners, and I told you before that I like to get lots of pics of the wee dogs - somewhere in the back of my mind there's a project or exhibition waiting for those!
Anyway, out the corner of my eye I see this lady passing me, and she was glorious - a riot of colour, in her pollock-esque leggings and leopard print raincoat - her own little daily pride march. She really brightened up my day. I was transported back a few years to when I saw a Beryl Cook painting of a wee Glesga wifie in a leopard skin coat, and the scene in Beryl's painting had taken place on the same street.
I couldn't resist taking a photo. She had passed me before I had the camera up and ready, so I never saw her from the front and don't know what she looked like, or how young or old she is - i'm guessing anywhere from early twenties to mid 30's. She will remain, in my mind, 'The Mysterious Leopard Woman Of Old Glasgow Town!'
This pic below is the painting that I was remembering by Beryl Cook. It's called 'By The Clyde'. I've always loved Beryl Cook's work, and you can find out more about the lady herself here!
Well folks, this is the last day in August. The year is flying by. Come back and check tomorrow to see what drawing kicks off September.
Have a creative day!
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The blog posts of David Brodie, a Scottish artist based near Glasgow.