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This idea came to me in a dream on Saturday night whilst down in my mates caravan – I keep getting asked to paint The Beatles and I’ve always resisted because Liverpool is saturated with Beatles-themed art.
However, the dream told me to have some fun with them and combine John, Paul, George and Ringo with the 80’s comedy-horror film ‘Beetlejuice”. So I shall!

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21/07/16…15mins…
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25/07/16…30mins…
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02/08/16…40mins…
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09/08/16…3hrs…
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16/08/16…4hrs…
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25/08/16…completed after 7hrs15…
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This idea came to me in a dream on Saturday night whilst down in my mates caravan – I keep getting asked to paint The Beatles and I’ve always resisted because Liverpool is saturated with Beatles-themed art.
However, the dream told me to have some fun with them and combine John, Paul, George and Ringo with the 80’s comedy-horror film ‘Beetlejuice”. So I shall!

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21/07/16…15mins…

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25/07/16…30mins…
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02/08/16…40mins…
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08/08/16…3hrs…
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16/08/16…3hrs45…moved his head across a bit…
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26/08/16…completed after 7hrs30 overall…
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Going to paint this fantastic photo for Gina and Phil, of their son Daniel, on an 18×14″ box canvas…

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18/07/16…15mins…
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21/07/16…1hr…
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25/07/16…2hrs…
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28/07/16…3hrs30…
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31/07/16…5hrs45…
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This is to appease the blue half of Merseyside after me ramming my Jurgen Klopp painting down everybody’s throats on social media lately.
I’ve chosen this picture to paint as it really shows Howard Kendall’s great personality and illustrates why he was so loved. This was after Everton won the league in 1987.
I will start this tomorrow…

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14/07/16…30mins…
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15/07/16…1hr15…
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18/07/16…2hrs15…
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20/07/16…completed after 5hrs…
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Going to start this tomorrow, for a Shakespeare themed exhibition beginning in August at Artshub47 on Lark Lane, where I sell work…

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14/07/16…30mins…
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18/07/16…1hr15…
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21/07/16…2hrs…
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25/07/16…3hrs…
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27/07/16…completed after 5hrs…
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After another quiet art & craft market yesterday, I’ve come to the conclusion that it just isn’t worth booking on to any more for a while – having done numerous events now, in various different locations at various times of year, I just seem to be fighting a losing battle. After this months events, I’m going to sit out in August to collect my thoughts and regroup.

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With no subject or agenda in mind, just from thoughts in my head, I’ve started this today…

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I’m ALWAYS thinking about time, always, so the hour glass shape is certainly significant and personally important to me. The fun part is to decide where to take this now, what or WHO to fill the hourglass with?
It’s about time I had some fun and injected some of my own personality into my work!

09/07/16… An idea…
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10/07/16…30mins…
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CC0XDG British wartime leader Winston Churchill with his famous V for victory sign. Image from the archives of Press Portrait Service (formerly Press Portait Bureau) 1946 image. Image shot 1946. Exact date unknown.

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After all the focus on the EU referendum and the surprising result and politics becoming the focus of so many people’s thoughts lately, I feel compelled to paint a politician.
Hard to choose!
However, this photograph of probably our most revered politician in recent history giving the “V for Victory” sign jumped out at me. Whatever your view on the outcome of the referendum, the result was certainly a “victory” for democracy. But to me this photo which I’ll paint will be done as if Churchill is promoting “peace” rather than “victory”.
So much anger and confrontation since the vote came in, people need to relax, calm down, and pull together in the uncertain times ahead.

CC0XDG British wartime leader Winston Churchill with his famous V for victory sign. Image from the archives of Press Portrait Service (formerly Press Portait Bureau) 1946 image. Image shot 1946. Exact date unknown.

06/07/16…30 mins…
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07/07/16…2hrs…
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08/07/16…3hrs…
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11/07/16…4hrs…
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12/07/16…completed after 5hrs30…
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