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Doing this piece as a surprise birthday gift for me mum – Denzel Washington is her favourite actor :) denzel-washington













And this is the start, a five minute quick sketch on 12″x9″ box canvas (23/10/13)…
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And another 25 mins later (23/10/13)…
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Another 30 mins today has really made am impression, very happy so far (24/10/13)…
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(29/10/13) After around 2 and a half hours in total (about half-way done I reckon) we now have this…
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(30/10/13) After another 1 and a half hours…
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(31/10/13) “Denzel” COMPLETED after just over 7 hours in total – my best piece yet…
DENZEL - painted as a gift for my mums birthday this coming December, acrylic on 12" x 9" box canvas (OCT 2013) SOLD

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This was started at the beginning of October and is now completed, 10 hours work across about 3 weeks.(It’s a piece commissioned by a good friend which is not in keeping with my “Icon Art” that I am specializing in, but a favour is a favour and I have been more than happy to work on this piece).

Original image sketch after an hour after 2 hours (04/10/13) after 7 hours (13/10/13) Finished piece after about 10 hours, b&w acylic on 14" x 11" box canvas (Oct 2013)

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No real reason for choosing to paint Ashey Walters except that I had been watching the second series of ‘Top Boy’ a few weeks ago and i saw this picture of the lead character which I think will look good on my (or someone elses) wall.

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And this is where we are at after an hour and a half…

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And after about 3 hours (06/10/13)…
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After 4 hours (07/10/13)…
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After about 6.5 hours (19/10/13)…
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AND after about 10 or 11 hours THE FINISHED PIECE (22/10/13)…
TOP BOY - actor Ashley Walters on 16" x 12" x 1.5" box canvas in b&w acrylic (OCT 2013)

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I let my Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) piece go this week, for the sum of 50.00GBP.
This is a fair bit cheaper than what I currently charge but I based this fee on the level of detail in the painting.

T - spookily this painting of Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) was finished only five days before his surprise death, acrylic on 16" x 12" box canvas (June 2013) £POA

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After approximately 12 hours work, Walter White aka “Heisenberg” comes to life!
Very happy with the results and I’ve actually grown quite attached to old Walter! I think I now know what a surrogate mother must feel like having to give away the baby after she’s carried it for 9 months! 😀
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I’ve been commissioned by a friend in work to paint Walter White from the cult “Breaking Bad” TV series.
This is the image I am working from..

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I’m really enjoying doing this piece because I’ve finally started watching the “Breaking Bad” series, so it always helps if you are familiar with the subject you are painting.
I intend to have this finished by the end of the month, done about 4 hours on it so far in a week or so.

Update (20/09/13): This is where I’m up to after about 8 hours work – probably another 3 or 4 hours will do it :)
Heisenberg 8hrs work

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My latest piece, “Skinner”, was finished on 1st September and is one I am very proud of. The reason I painted him is because I started listening to alot of his music (The Streets) recently, as I could really relate to many of the song lyrics on “A Grand Don’t Come For Free”, they almost paint a picture of what I was going through at the time.

 

 

Skinner PHOTO SKINNER - frontman from The Streets, Mike Skinner, acrylic on 16" x 12" box canvas (August 2013) NOT FOR SALE

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So here it is, my very own website!
The gallery page now displays all of the pieces that i’ve done since I started randomly painting in April :)
And I’ll be regularly updating this blog with details of what I’m working on etc.