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Tuesday, 29 July 2014


Back in the day when people read newspapers, myself included, there were often small stories or photos of human interest in them. This painting is based on one photo, from some newspaper back in 2001, of two Muslim girls in the north of England, enjoying an amusing story together. I find my inspiration everywhere, even if it's just for a sketch. The way I look at it is, it's a challenge to add to my experience in painting, of a scene that I might never encounter.  I loved the contrast of the white headwear against the dark somber clothing, and the smiling girls. Watercolour 7x8.5 ins. 2001.