“Eddie and Olive” commission…

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Top secret job for Mother’s Day so no uploads here until after 26th March. 12×9″ canvas in black & white acrylics of this great photo… 01/03/17: 45mins start… 02/03/17: 1hr30… 09/03/17: 3hrs… 13/03/17: 4hrs… 16/03/17: completed after roughly 9hrs…

“Scouse Superhero Scandal”…

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This will be the final of six overall 12×9″ canvases to be part of Poto Studios’ light night exhibition in May, this time working from images of the Liverpool Echo building, which is an integral part of the whole reason for the exhibition… 01/03/17: 45mins… 02/03/17: 1hrs30… 1hr40… 22/03/17: 2hrs15… 29/03/17: 2hrs30… 30/03/17: 5hrs30… 07/04/17:… Read more »

“Hello Polly!” …

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I began painting this classic sketch last night (8pm on a Saturday!) because my new set of 18×14″ box canvases arrived and I’ve been dying to start this one, Monty Python’s “Parrot sketch”. For only the second time, I watched a YouTube clip on my iPad and screenshotted the precise moment I wanted to paint…… Read more »

“Another Stark Place”…

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This will be the fifth of six overall 12×9″ canvases to be part of Poto Studios’ light night exhibition in May, this time working from images of Anthony Gormleys ‘Another Place’ installation on Crosby beach… 23/02/17: 1hr… 25/02/17: 2hrs… 02/03/17: 2hrs10… 22/03/17: 2hr45… 29/03/17: 4hrs… 05/04/17: 7hrs30… 14/04/17: completed after 9hrs…   And this is… Read more »

“I Started A Joke”…

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Another piece to be part of Poto Studios’ light night exhibition in May, this time working from images of the Liverpool Playhouse… 19/02/17: 30mins… 22/02/17: 2hrs15… 24/02/17: 3hrs… 02/03/17: 3hrs10… 22/03/17: 3hrs45… 23/03/17: 6hrs45… 29/03/17: 7hrs15… 06/04/17: 10hrs45… 13/04/17: 11hrs15… 14/04/17: completed after 12hrs30…   And this is the final exhibition piece with the “fake… Read more »

“Banksy Robber”…

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This is the second of six themed pieces I am be doing for the studio’s Light Night exhibition this coming May. This particular piece will also be on a 12×9″ box canvas… 16/02/17: 1hr15… 22/02/17: 3hrs… 24/02/17: 3hrs45… 22/03/17: 5hrs… 29/03/17: 5hrs15… 30/03/17: 6hrs15… 12/04/17: 9hrs30… 14/04/17: completed after 10hrs30…   And this is the… Read more »

“Leaning Tower of Liverpool”…

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This will be part of six themed pieces I will be doing for the studio’s Light Night exhibition this coming May. This particular piece will be on a 12×9″ box canvas… 15/02/17: 45mins… 1hr30… 16/02/17: 5hrs… 24/02/17: 5hrs45… 02/03/17: 6hrs… 22/03/17: 7hrs… 29/03/17: 7hrs15… 04/04/17: 10hrs… 13/04/17: 12hrs30… 14/04/17: completed after 13hrs30…   And this… Read more »

“Fork ‘andles”…

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Decided, when things are relatively quiet, to start painting a series of classic comedy moments from TV history. First up, the iconic “fork handles / four candles” Two Ronnies sketch… 08/02/17: 30mins… 3hrs30… 10/02/17: 5hrs30… 11/02/17: 6hrs45… 14/02/17: 9hrs30… 15/02/17: completed after 12hrs30…

“The Iceman Cometh”…

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After backing the Atlanta Falcons to win Superbowl LI back in December (when they were 18/1), they have pretty much cruised all the way to the final with an accomplished win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday in the NFC Championship game to cap it off. So it is a no-brainer that I paint… Read more »

“Are You Not Entertained?”…

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Riding the crest of an inspirational wave, I’ve finally gotten round to painting one of my all time favourite films, ‘Gladiator’. It’s a Saturday night and I’m home painting – couldn’t be happier. 14/01/17: 25mins… 1hr15… 16/01/17: 3hrs15… 17/01/17: 4hrs30… 20/01/17: 5hrs15… 22/01/17: completed after 8hrs30…