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I Con Art and Poto Studios (where I often do my painting and where I get my printing done) will be working together on a new permanent retail unit inside the Red Brick Vintage Warehouse at the Cains Brewery site, situated on Stanhope Street in Liverpool. Hopefully, we will be fully operational by Tuesday 22nd May at the latest. Here are some images of the development:

14/05/18: the shell – this is the double unit of which we will be occupying half of the space (the tape measure roughly indicating where the dividing wall between ourselves and a fortune teller will be)…
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16/05/18: After I had wood-filled all the screw holes…
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Me putting the paint on…
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The carpet tiles being fitted by Charlie…
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17/05/18: We couldn’t do much today after the carpet tape went missing but the paint has taken well…
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18/05/18: carpet tiles laid right to the back of the unit now, with just one more strip to do (after the wall goes in this Sunday). Hanging rail also erected on the back wall for panoramic canvas display…
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20/05/18: trading began yesterday and today the wall was partly installed…
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21/05/18: wall completed…
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22/05/18: makeshift display on the new wall…
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23/05/18: new wall now wallpapered so things swapped round temporarily…
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25/05/18: We now have a name and a sign!…
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I just had to paint him after he hit the magic 30 premier league goals this season at the weekend πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’ͺ🏻. 12×9″ canvas.

16/04/18: 10mins…

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25mins…
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1hr15…
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2hrs15…
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4hrs…
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17/04/18: completed after 6hrs overall…
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This is the second of two Galgo (Spanish greyhound) portraits commissioned by a friend who goes over to Spain regularly to volunteer in a Galgo rescue centre. This was Valiente…

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09/03/18: 45mins…
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1hr45…
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13/03/18: 3hrs…
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4hrs30…
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15/03/18: completed after roughly 7hrs…
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This is one of two Galgo (Spanish greyhound) portraits commissioned by a friend who goes over to Spain regularly to volunteer in a Galgo rescue centre. This was Lucas, the first to be rescued by the centre…

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02/03/18: 30mins…
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2hrs…
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07/03/18:
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6hrs30…
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15/03/18: completed after roughly 7hrs…
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A 12×9″ stretched canvas in black and white acrylics, painted from a single (slightly out of focus) photograph…

 

1/2/18: 30mins…
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1hr15…
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4/2/18: 3hrs…
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7/2/18: 8hrs…
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12/2/18: Completed after approximately 13hrs…
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Between 11am and 2.30pm I’ll be back at this wonderful location, selling my art directly to the public for the first time in months. REALLY looking forward to it, especially considering I’ve a lot more relevant artwork now compared to last year – the ‘Scouse Superhero Scandal’ piece should hopefully strike a chord, considering it features the Echo building ☺️

 

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Following on from an Etsy sale of one of my ‘Love Actually’ cards which went to the USA, the gentleman who purchased the card has now commissioned me to paint a portrait of his girlfriend and her Westie dog.
This is to be done from numerous photographs, including a specific background that the gentleman has requested, on a 12×9″ box canvas in landscape format. It’s going to be a lot more challenging and time-consuming than a standard portrait, which is usually painted from just one image, but I relish the task and am really looking forward to creating a beautiful painting from all the images received:

 

06/11/17: This rough 15 minute sketch of my idea for a composition was sent to the client, which he approved. The idea is to create the impression that Alicia is standing on the patio deck holding Tugger in a caring fashion…
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07/11/17: 1hr30 into start of the piece, rough background work…
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08/11/17: 4hrs30…
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10/11/17: 6hrs30…
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11/11/17: 8hrs…

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14/11/17: 10hrs30…

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29/11/17: Completed after roughly 16hrs overall, following a few amendments requested by the client…

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Beginning a new 18×14″ commission today, very much a family portrait…

 

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18/10/17: 30mins…
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20/10/17: 1hr15…
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24/10/17: 2hrs30…
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26/10/17: 5hrs30…
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29/10/17: 8hrs30…
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31/10/17: 9hrs30…
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01/11/17: 10hrs45…
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02/11/17: completed after roughly 14hrs…

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