“Conor The Barbarian”…

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The man of the moment, UFC fighter Conor McGregor, is my next subject (keeping with the idea of always working on three paintings at any one time). I’d be lying if I said there was any sentimental meaning to this piece, although of all the UFC fighters, Conor is my favourite. He has the most… Read more »

“Youngster’s Crush”…

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This piece was started as part of the “Spring 2016 competition giveaway” at the end of February (which was won after the first picture clue was uploaded!) The title I’ve given it refers to the obvious passion between the title character “Donnie Darko” and Gretchen, but also the fact that (SPOILER ALERT!) the climax of… Read more »

Capital Building 1st March 2016

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Next event is at The Capital Building in the business district of Liverpool. After today’s great success at Crosby Lakeside, I can’t wait till Tuesday now. On from 11:30am till 2:30pm.

Spring 2016 Facebook Competition…

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My next painting is going to be the basis for a giveaway of 5 collectable fridge magnets. The winner just has to identify the title of the film that this scene I am painting is from. I’ve started it already but the competition doesn’t begin until 5pm on Tuesday so I’ll not upload any photos… Read more »

New commission “Susan”…

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I’ll be painting this photo in black and white on a 12″x 9″ box canvas next… 25/02/16…30mins… 26/02/16…1hr30… 27/02/16…2hrs30… 04/03/16…completed after 7hrs30…

“Clint ‘n Clyde”…

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I always want to be working on at least two pieces at a time so whilst I’m still doing “Great Escape” I am going to start this piece. Great photo of Clint Eastwood and ‘Clyde’!… 10/02/16…45mins… 11/02/16…1hr45… 18/02/16…3hrs30… 23/02/16…4hrs15… 25/02/16…6hrs… 27/02/16…7hrs30… 29/02/16…Completed after only around 9hrs30…

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 »