‘U S of A holes’

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Abstract piece inspired by recent events across the pond, being painted on a 24×18″ canvas… 1hr30…

‘Lockdown’…

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I’m marking off the days we are officially on “lockdown”, which began on 24th March 2020. This will serve as the background to a piece that is, as yet, completely unplanned and unknown, hopefully inspired by events over the coming days/weeks. I found a half used tub of magnolia emulsion which I used to paint… Read more »

Coronavirus pandemic

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I’m worried. I’m worried because we aren’t taking this seriously. Today was St Patrick’s Day and although the parade in Liverpool was postponed, I’m sure there were still thousands of revellers out celebrating in the pubs and bars. One last hurrah before we are inevitably ordered by the government to remain indoors. Nothing against people… Read more »

Trent Alexander-Arnold…

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This lad has been a revelation and will surely be liverpool captain one day. In this title winning season, Trent has more than earned the right to be painted! 17/02/20: 25mins… 1hr30… 05/03/20: 2hrs30… 10/03/20: 3hrs… 11/03/20: 4hrs… 28/03/20: 5hrs… 29/03/20: 6hrs… 05/04/20: Completed after roughly 8hrs…

Virgil…

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Decided to paint a couple of the outstanding Liverpool players this season. First up, Virgil Van Dijk… 26/01/20: 30mins… 27/01/20: 1hr30… 28/01/20: 1hr45… 3hrs… 06/02/20: 5hrs30… 07/02/20: Completed after roughly 7hrs…

First dabble of 2020…

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‘Valerie’ is back on! After all the upheaval of Suede Galerie, I can now focus on painting again. Decided to start again on painting this photo … And add me in… Just going to do it on a 12×9″ stretched canvas this time, to ease me back in. 15/01/19: first 45mins… 1hr30… 2hrs45… 17/01/20: 4hrs…… Read more »

‘Andrew’ commission

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A portrait of a friend’s dearly lost nephew, painted in acrylics on a 20×16″ stretched canvas… 27/11/19: First 1hr15… 03/12/19: 2hrs45… 04/12/19: 3hrs45… 06/12/19: 5hrs… 10/12/19: 6hrs… 17/12/19: 8hrs…

‘Izzy’ commission

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In colour acrylics on a 40x50cm canvas sheet to be mounted once completed.   13/11/19: first 10 minutes… 45mins… 14/11/19: 1hr45… 18/11/19: 3hrs… 19/11/19: 4hrs30… 20/11/19: completed after roughly 7hrs…

Tyson commission…

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A second commission being painted on 40x50cm canvas paper to then be mounted, ready to frame…   23/10/19: First hour…   24/10/19: 2hrs15… 29/10/19: 3hrs45… 30/10/19: 5hrs30… 7hrs… 31/10/19: 8hrs (struggling with likeness)… 9hrs (better likeness but he looks beat up! Mike was hardly touched in this fight. Needs correcting)… 04/10/19: completed after 10hrs…

‘Kenneth Willword Franklin 1949-1994’ commission…

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Being painted in acrylics on a 40x50cm sheet of canvas paper with border space left for mount, featuring the client’s late father in superb pose, holding the hook and jab pads during a boxing training session…   30/09/19: 1hr30…   02/10/19: 3hrs… 4hrs…   03/10/19: 5hrs…   07/10/19: 6hrs…   09/10/19: completed after roughly 8hrs…