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…

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 »