Commission of “The Kids”…

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This one is to be done as a surprise Christmas present so no details written in case the surprise is ruined early. I’m using two photographs to create the one painting… (23/09/15) 1hr… (28/09/15) 2hrs15… 12/10/15…6hrs45… 15/10/15…11hrs45… 16/10/15…13hrs15… 30/10/15…19hrs45… 17/11/15…completed after 35-38hrs approx…

Commission of “Bentley”…

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My friend Lynda’s lovely little westie Bentley passed away this year at the ripe old age of 15 so she’s asked me to do a portrait in his memory. My pleasure. (22/09/15) 45min sketch/background colour… (28/09/15) 1hr15… (02/10/15) 2hrs15… (04/10/15) 3hrs45… (07/10/15) completed after only 8hrs30 approx…

“Champ’s Best Friend”…

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After thoroughly enjoying the challenge of painting the dogs in the “Michaela’s Babies” commission, I found a great photo from the set of “Rocky 2”, allowing me to paint one of my all time movie heroes and his brilliant pooch Butkus… (09/09/14) 2hrs30 so far… With quite a bit of commission work on, it’s going… Read more »

“Monte” commission…

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A new subject piece to paint, Lee Marvin in the western classic “Monte Walsh” – I’ve since ordered the DVD for further inspiration!… (14/08/15) 45 mins grid and sketching… (15/08/15) 45 mins base colours… (20/08/15) 2hrs15 so far… (04/09/15) … (10/09/15) Completed…

“Michaela’s Babies” commission work…

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A lovely job to do over the next few weeks – painting my friend Michaela’s three cracking dogs “Jade” … “Cody”… “Louis”… (24/07/15) 1hr15 of sketching… (29/07/15) … (31/07/15) … (01/08/15)… (12/08/15)… (01/09/15) Completed after approximately 41 hours…

“Dancing Slade”…

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Commissioned a few weeks ago but just starting this now as it has to be ready for 21st August…it’s Lt Col Frank Slade (Pacino) from the film “Scent Of A Woman”… (14/07/15) 30mins sketch… (14/07/15) 1hr30… (15/07/15) 4hrs30… (16/07/15) 7hrs… (17/07/15) 8hrs… (20/07/15) 9hrs15… (21/07/15) 11hrs… (23/07/15) 15hrs45…nearly done now… (26/07/15) completed after approximately just… Read more »

“Back To Black”…

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Riding this creative wave now, and to coincide with the film of Amy Winehouse’s life due out in two days time, I’ve found a gorgeous photo of her applying eye makeup. I can’t wait to get into this one and I am going to take my time. I want her to be perfect. I once… Read more »

“Go With A Smile”…

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As much as I really enjoyed Heath Ledger’s “Joker” after watching “The Dark Knight” to gain inspiration for a commission last year, Jack Nicholson will always be the best Joker in my eyes. That very first Batman film came at a time when I was a kid and it was a phenomenon. We had Batman… Read more »

“The Duchess in Liverpool”

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From her visit to Liverpool on valentines day 2012, the beautifully elegant Kate Middleton went to both Alder Hey as well as the non-alcoholic Brink bar (where this picture was taken as she takes a taste of the drink they named “The Duchess” in her honour). I love this image, it makes her seem like… Read more »