Kid in a Sweetshop

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"I was fascinated by the rows of old fashioned bottles in our local newsagents in Teignmouth. The 'kid' in the sweetshop is the smaller bottle with the lovely glass knob on his head. I like a challenge - by very close observation I learned a lot about painting reflections on the glass and how the sweets were altered within the glass boundary. This was a change from my usual landscapes and seascapes and it took quite a while to work out as I swapped the bottles around in the final version and also had to please my wife who particularly wanted certain flavours which reminded her of her mis-spent youth."

Desmond Clark
48 x 57 cm

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This work was exhibited at the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI) Annual Exhibition. Discover more about the RI and its history or find out more about artists opportunities for future RI exhibitions

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