‘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…

‘Valerie’

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‘Valerie’ is back on! This will be the second attempt at the second piece in a series I want to create, which are all inspired by the first lines of songs. In this case…”Well sometimes I go out by myself, and I look across the water” (‘Valerie’ by The Zutons) Working from this photo …… 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 »