This oil pastel study (Red/Blue couple 30 x 24 cms, 2006) started life as a study for a clay model working from a couple who posed in a room with many wooden shutters in Nicosia. Those shutters were in nearly all my work at one time and are given a very free treatment here. The couple are in a strange, rather awkward formation. Mostly my Cyprus works showed couples in sadness or tension. There is an element of tenderness in this one. Tomorrow I resume work in the print studio.