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Terracotta figures, Oil on Canvas, 31 x 40 inches

For some time now I’ve been going to a sculpture class every Wednesday evening at Heatherley’s School of Art (tutored by Gil Whyman). I’ve done so many of these terracotta figures that they’re taking over my house. The terracotta is bright orange when fired, which bothers me a bit, but I thought it might work in a painting. I like their bored/bemused expressions and the languid poses. I placed the water bottles under the counter to complement the orange colour. They were empty, and I had to fill them up to get the right blue.