Next personal piece…”The Survivor”…

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Last night I was up until 2am trawling through various images online that I might wish to paint. All featured either a famous icon or an animal (or both). In the end I gave up. There was nothing I saw that had any depth or any reflection on what it is I am trying to… Read more »

“The Children”….

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Starting this one tomorrow, on 12×9″ little box canvas to be done before Valentines Day… 02/02/16…30mins basic shaping… 04/02/16…2hrs so far… 05/02/16…5hrs… 06/02/16…7hrs30… 09/02/16…9hrs15… 10/02/16…completed after 12hrs…

“Chelle’s Birthday”…

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Between now and the end of January I am going to be working on a portrait for Rob who owns the Peaky Blinders Pub in Southport (where my “Thomas Shelby” piece is proudly on display). Not an easy task but one I relish, working on the one portrait from these four photos… 12/01/16…1hr15… 13/01/16…2hrs30… 15/01/16…decided… Read more »

“Ted” for a friend…

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Nice little 12″ x 9″ piece of my friends one-eyed shitzu, who I’m quite familiar with…he’s great! Proper little teddy bear. 05/01/16…0-4hrs… 18/01/16…completed after 6hrs45 approx…

First piece of ’16 – “Creature Comforts ’68″…

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Painting this photograph by Larry Burrows will be my first piece of 2016 and epitomises my theme for this year…to highlight the importance of the relationship between man and animal. I’ve chosen this picture as it just seems so relevant – it was taken by the British war photographer during the Battle of Khe Sahn,… Read more »

2016 off to a flyer…

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People and Pets FLYER

I’ll start going door-to-door with 1000 of these once “I Con Art” becomes a registered trading name, which will be in the next few days more than likely…

Last piece of ’15 “Beauty & the Cutie”…

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I wasn’t going to start this till next year but after an anticipated hangover never materialised I decided to start it…and finished it in ONE DAY! I spent the entire day from 9.30am till 11.30pm engrossed in it, only stopping for meals and loo breaks!    I’ve been asked if I’ve done any Marilyn Monroe… Read more »

Commission: “Lindsey, Jennifer and Mum”…

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Second commission for my friend Michaela, only this is much tougher than her three dogs because she wants TWO paintings done of the same picture, one for each neice… 28/10/15…Painting A, 30 mins… 28/10/15…Painting B, 30 mins… 23/11/15…started again, this is number 1. I’m doing the same on both so I’ll just upload the progress… Read more »

Commission of “Pops”…

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This one is for my mate whose girlfriends dad sadly passed away last year. She called him “Pops”, hence the title. 12/10/15…30min sketch… 13/10/15…1hr20… 28/10/15…2hrs20… 02/11/15…4hrs… 03/11/15…7hrs… 19/11/15…completed after 19hrs30 approx…

Commission of “Shanks”…

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For Christmas, a surprise for Her husband for Carys Blair… 06/10/15…45mins no sketch just base colours… 12/10/15…1hr15… 17/10/15…3hrs… 26/10/15…5hrs15… 28/10/15…completed after 12hrs approximately…