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This is a very different commission than usual – I’ve been asked to paint from this photograph but it’s to be influenced by an already existing painting of Amy Winehouse that’s hanging in a well known Liverpool wine bar…

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I am going to draw a pencil sketch for the first time in months because I WANT the piece to be almost childlike (which is how my drawings are!)

31/08/16: 15 mins…

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1hr15…

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2hrs15…
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01/09/16: going to add this little staffie in next…
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01/09/16: 4hrs…the next stage will be to lighten the stairs and make the dog bigger…
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02/09/16: around 7 hours done so far…
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03/09/16: completed after around 11 hours…
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I shall be starting this today on a 12″x9″ box canvas in black and white acrylics – it’s a great photo of Conte from “Gomorra”, commissioned by a guy called Michael from AUSTRALIA, no less! He has already bought one of my “Don Pietro” Gomorra-inspired prints on Etsy, so he obviously loves the series as much as I do!

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10/08/16: 30mins…
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11/08/16: 1hr30…
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13/08/16: 2hrs30…
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15/08/16: 3hrs30…
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16/08/16: 4hrs30…
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19/08/16: completed after 7hrs…
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08/08/16…15mins…

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09/08/16…1hr15…

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11/08/16…2hrs15…
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13/08/16…3hrs…
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15/08/16…3hrs45…
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16/08/16…4hrs15…
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17/08/16…completed after 7hrs approx…
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I’ll be starting this great photo of Patch in black and white acrylic on a 12×9″ box canvas today. This is a commission for a lovely Scottish lady called Irene who I met at Fredericks “Marquetry” event a couple of months ago, she and a friend visiting Liverpool for the first time.

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27/07/16…25mins…
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28/07/16…1hr10…
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29/07/16…2hrs15…
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01/08/16…3hrs30…
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03/08/16…5hrs…
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04/08/16…completed after 8hrs30…
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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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(10/08/16 decided to copy off this photo instead …)
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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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10/08/16…2hrs…
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22/08/16…3hrs45…
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23/08/16…completed after 6hrs…
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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…45mins…
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02/08/16…1hr…
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10/08/16…2hrs15…
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22/08/16…3hrs45…
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24/08/16…completed after 6hrs…
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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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