‘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 »

‘The Trophy Winners – Jurgen Klopp’…

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It’s fantastic that, after Saturday’s Champions League final win, I finally get to paint and add a new Liverpool manager to my existing ‘Trophy Winners’ artwork! 4/6/19: 45mins… 2hrs30… 3hrs45… 5/6/19: completed after roughly 6hrs…

‘Frank and Time’…

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I decided to scrap the second song-lyric-inspired painting, ‘Valerie’, as it had become too much of a chore rather than a passionate project. It has worked out nicely though, for the piece I’m painting over those first 15mins of waterfront base colours fits really well. This piece is being done for a light night exhibition… Read more »

‘Pulp Twisting’…ABANDONED

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a little 12×9″ piece to keep me busy whilst at Suede Galerie during the quiet days…   26/04/19: 30mins…   1hr30… 16/05/19: absolutely no passion or interest in doing this piece so I’m scrapping it!

‘Valerie’…ABANDONED

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This will be the second in a planned series of four paintings inspired by the first line/verse of song lyrics (‘Lua’ was of course the first back in January). Some images taken by myself and my friends to work from…   25/04/19: first 15mins…   29/04/19: PAINTING ABANDONED – it was a nice concept to… Read more »

‘Friends Forever’…

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Once again, I’ve had a dream that has inspired me. This is kinda spooky though! The dream consisted of me being with a group of friends somewhere and a girl dressed as a hotel chambermaid was talking to a couple of friends about getting a painting done. They called me over and I looked at… Read more »

New “new venture”…

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So, after trading in the Red Brick Hangar behind ‘The Higson Gallery’ identity, it’s time to move on. Slightly. No longer in partnership with Poto Studios, I’ve been going it alone in January. Now is the time to completely start afresh, so I’m moving units within the hangar and I’m going to be focusing predominantly… Read more »

‘David and Becca’…

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07/01/19: 45mins… 09/01/19: 2hrs45… 14/01/19: 5hrs… 7hrs… 15/01/19: 9hrs30… 16/01/19: completed after roughly 12hrs overall…