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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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One of my favourite episodes from ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’, where Larry and Jeff start eating in a Palestinian Chicken restaurant. After Larry has an altercation with his friend Marty Funkhouser outside the restaurant over his insistence to wear his “Jew cap”, Larry is praised by Shara (the Palestinian woman in the picture). She says “you’re a Jew yes?” to which Larry replies “yes…BIG Jew!”. Further on in the conversation, Shara says she likes Larry, to which he almost smugly retorts “what’s not to like?” – it’s that precise line that this painting captures. Great scene!

23/09/17: 15mins…
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28/09/17: 1hr45…
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29/09/17: 3hrs…
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30/09/17: completed after 5hrs45…
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A 12×9″ piece to be painted from a photograph I saw on the Instagram feed of Rosie from Valery’s Vintage (a previous customer) – I just saw it and thought it would make a great black and white painting…

 

14/09/17: 20 mins…
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18/09/17: 1hr30…
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2hrs45…
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19/09/17: 5hrs…
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20/09/17: completed after 8hrs…
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Having recently played at the Echo arena in Liverpool (which I would have loved to have gone to), Lana Del Rey has once again infected my thoughts and I’ve been listening to a lot of her music. That voice just does something to me!
This will be the THIRD painting of Lana I’ve done, only this one is on a bigger 18×14″ canvas with the intention of capturing her gorgeous eyes (the previous two paintings, her eyes were closed or behind sunglasses).

 

12/09/17: 45mins…

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3hrs30…
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Completed in the same day after roughly 7hrs30! Buzzing!…

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After a plea from Charlie on the Poto Studios stall following weeks of abuse from disgruntled Everton fans, I’m doing a painting to keep the blue noses happy…

09/09/17: 1hr15…

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6hrs30…
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10/9/17: 8hrs…
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11/9/17: completed after 11hrs…

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A very important commission of a much-loved mum, to be done in black & white on a 12×9″ box canvas…

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05/09/17: 15mins…
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1hr15…
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3hrs…
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06/09/17: 5hrs45…

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07/09/17: completed after 8hrs overall…
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Beginning 4pm on Friday evening and running all day Saturday and all day Sunday, this will be my first 3-day event, which marks the end of the Pier Head Village for this summer

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To commemorate the end of Summer, I’m going to have a “Summer clearance” section on my stall, where every item will be marked up at just £1.00 each!
I’ve already started marking some items up…
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**THE ENTIRE EVENT WAS CANCELLED ON THE FRIDAY DUE TO BAD WEATHER**