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Whenever I look around me, I find it striking but not strange that people in the same environment often respond to their surroundings the same way. And at times such as these, it sticks in my mind, nudging and inspiring until, inevitably I have to paint them. And like I did in Old Red Sand Market, I just had to.
The sun was scorching hot, blazing infact. I stood there drenched in my own sweat soaking it all in. I looked at the kids heat exhausted, on their way from school and the guy walking (probably) home with a towel around his neck and, the hot glowing sand beneath my feet almost blinding…
Acrylics on Stretched Linen
24" x 13" (60.5cm x 33cm)
Location: Abraka, Delta state, Nigeria, West Africa.