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Another piece started at 11pm on a weekend night when my overactive brain kicks in!!
Again, on a 12×9″ box canvas.

21/10/16: 45mins…
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26/10/16: 2hrs45…
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27/10/16: 4hrs…
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03/11/16: 9hrs…
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04/11/16: completed after 10hrs30…
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This is going to incorporate some photos I purposely took on Monday 18th…

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19/10/16: 45mins…
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1hr30…
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20/10/16: 2hrs30…
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26/10/16: 3hrs30…
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27/10/16: 7hrs15…
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02/11/16: completed after roughly 14hrs…
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11pm on a Saturday night and I suddenly get inspired to paint Sigourney Weaver as “Dana/Zool” in “Ghostbusters”. This is going to be another hybrid piece but with a more sustainable theme that I am going to run through my next few pieces.

How I came to start painting this is down to fate I think, or brainwashing…my first day in the new studio on Wednesday and my studio buddy Ilan played Mick Smiley’s “Magic” from the original “Ghostbusters” soundtrack (TREMENDOUS SONG).
Then last night I was watching the making of Aliens starring none other than Sigourney Weaver!
So tonight when this image came up in a Google search, I instantly KNEW it had to be painted!
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15/10/16: 10mins…
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1hr15…
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16/10/16: 2hrs30…
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19/10/16: 5hrs30…
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20/10/16: 8hrs15…
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21/10/16: completed after approx 11hrs30…
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I shall be starting my second ‘western-themed’ commission for Dan Cassidy (friend and published author of the brilliant “Pistol Man” novel, amongst others) this week. It’s of ‘Augustus “Gus” Mcrae’ from”Lonesome Dove”, and I’ve spent weeks trying to decide whether to do it in my classic monochrome style or give it a full colour boost like I did for Dan’s first piece, “Monty”. I’m now thinking full-colour.

Photo to work from:
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03/10/16: painting over work I lost interest in…
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04/10/16: 30mins so far…
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1hr…
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05/10/16: 3hrs…
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06/10/16: 5hrs…
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12/10/16: 8hrs30…
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13/10/16: completed after 13hrs30 overall…
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This will be the third project where I take two iconic people (who I happen to have already painted individually in my career) and combine them in one painting. I’m loving this creative process, painting is becoming fun again and not so much a job 😊.

I’ll be using this image of Lana Del Rey for inspiration…
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Combined with this image of Del Boy!…
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20/09/16: 15mins…
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22/09/16: 1hr15…
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23/09/16: 1hr45…
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27/09/16: 3hrs30…
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28/09/16: 5hrs…
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29/09/16: completed after 7hrs and I’m very pleased with it…
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So, following on from the “Beatlejuice” project, I wracked my brains and came up with this idea (purely for commercial reasons with Christmas on the horizon)…

The body of Elvis:…
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With the head of ELF!…
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07/09/16: 20mins…
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13/09/16: 1hr15…
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2hrs15…
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14/09/16: 2hrs45…
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15/09/16: 3hrs45…
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17/09/16: completed after 6hrs…
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