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After backing the Atlanta Falcons to win Superbowl LI back in December (when they were 18/1), they have pretty much cruised all the way to the final with an accomplished win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday in the NFC Championship game to cap it off.
So it is a no-brainer that I paint their MVP-favourite Quarterback Matt Ryan (“Matty Ice”) who has led them this far. It would be nice if they win the Superbowl but coming up against the New England Patriots is not going to be easy!

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Photo by NFL photographer Aaron M Sprecher (www.aaronsprecher.com)

24/01/17: 45mins…
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2hrs45:
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25/01/17: 3hrs30…
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29/01/17:6hrs…
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31/01/17:completed after approximately 11hrs
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Riding the crest of an inspirational wave, I’ve finally gotten round to painting one of my all time favourite films, ‘Gladiator’. It’s a Saturday night and I’m home painting – couldn’t be happier.

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14/01/17: 25mins…
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1hr15…
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16/01/17: 3hrs15…
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17/01/17: 4hrs30…
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20/01/17: 5hrs15…
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22/01/17: completed after 8hrs30…
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After getting series 1 of “Narcos” for Christmas off my brother, I am hooked on the series. I’ve even started to learn sing and play the theme tune on guitar!
So whilst it’s fairly quiet I thought I’d start a painting of Pablo to get back into doing detailed facial portrait work (something I’ve moved away from the last few months)

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12/01/17: 1hr15…
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2hrs…
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13/01/17: 4hrs30…
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Completed after around 6hrs30…
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After a horrible start to 2017 with a really bad case of flu, I can now finally get back to work and the first piece I’ll be doing is this great photo of little Ava…

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09/01/17: 45mins…
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2hrs45…
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12/01/17: 6hrs30…
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17/01/17: 10hrs30…
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19/01/17: 13hrs30…
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24/01/17: 18hrs…
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29/01/17: 23hrs…(STILL not right!)
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30/01/17: finally completed after a testing 25hrs…
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So I’ll be painting this great photo in b&w acrylics on a 12×9″ box canvas, starting tomorrow…

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02/12/16: 30mins…
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06/12/16: 1hr30…
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08/12/16: 3hrs45…
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14/12/16: 6hrs30…
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15/12/16: completed after 8hrs30…
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23/11/16: 1hr15…
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24/11/16: 5hrs…
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6hrs…
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30/11/16: 12hrs…
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01/12/16: 15hrs…
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02/12/16: 17hrs…
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06/12/16: COMPLETED after approximately 24 hours in total…
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