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…

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…

‘Baltic Sunday’…

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Feeling motivated to paint some scenery depicting a typical weekend where my gallery unit is based, I took some photos on Sunday and captured some great characters which will make an amusing little painting (I hope). Working on a 20×16″ stretched canvas. 20/08/19: first hour… 27/08/19: 2hrs… 29/08/19: 4hrs… 04/09/19: 7hrs… 05/09/19: 7hrs45… 10/09/19: 10hrs30…… Read more »

First oil paints experiment…

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So I finally feel motivated to paint again and I’m feeling “experimental”. It’s been long overdue but I’m at last dipping my toe into oil painting (not literally!) and I’m painting over the abandoned ‘Pulp Twisting’ piece I started earlier in the year. This should be a very interesting learning curve… The abandoned piece… 25/07/19:… Read more »