Charity Painting Auction (inspired by Sound City 2016)

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Ad for charity painting auction

22/05/16: This time last year, thanks to a great initial suggestion by a friend of mine (Tony Donaghey), I was fortunate enough to get one of my Bob Dylan prints signed/customised by Wayne Coyne (Flaming Lips) at Liverpool Sound City ’15, which was then auctioned on Ebay with 100% of the proceeds going to Claire… Read more »

Sound City 2016 Charity Project…

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08/04/16…Following on from last year’s spur-of-the-moment decision to get the bands playing Liverpool Sound City to sign one of my prints and auction it off for charity (see blog post from May 22nd 2015), I’m more prepared this year! Today I took the “Pete ‘n Puss” original I’ve painted specifically for this event down to… Read more »

Spring 2016 Facebook Competition…

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My next painting is going to be the basis for a giveaway of 5 collectable fridge magnets. The winner just has to identify the title of the film that this scene I am painting is from. I’ve started it already but the competition doesn’t begin until 5pm on Tuesday so I’ll not upload any photos… Read more »

“Ted” for a friend…

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Nice little 12″ x 9″ piece of my friends one-eyed shitzu, who I’m quite familiar with…he’s great! Proper little teddy bear. 05/01/16…0-4hrs… 18/01/16…completed after 6hrs45 approx…

Last piece of ’15 “Beauty & the Cutie”…

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I wasn’t going to start this till next year but after an anticipated hangover never materialised I decided to start it…and finished it in ONE DAY! I spent the entire day from 9.30am till 11.30pm engrossed in it, only stopping for meals and loo breaks!    I’ve been asked if I’ve done any Marilyn Monroe… Read more »

Commission: “Lindsey, Jennifer and Mum”…

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Second commission for my friend Michaela, only this is much tougher than her three dogs because she wants TWO paintings done of the same picture, one for each neice… 28/10/15…Painting A, 30 mins… 28/10/15…Painting B, 30 mins… 23/11/15…started again, this is number 1. I’m doing the same on both so I’ll just upload the progress… Read more »

Commission of “Pops”…

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This one is for my mate whose girlfriends dad sadly passed away last year. She called him “Pops”, hence the title. 12/10/15…30min sketch… 13/10/15…1hr20… 28/10/15…2hrs20… 02/11/15…4hrs… 03/11/15…7hrs… 19/11/15…completed after 19hrs30 approx…

Commission of “Shanks”…

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For Christmas, a surprise for Her husband for Carys Blair… 06/10/15…45mins no sketch just base colours… 12/10/15…1hr15… 17/10/15…3hrs… 26/10/15…5hrs15… 28/10/15…completed after 12hrs approximately…

Commission of “The Kids”…

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This one is to be done as a surprise Christmas present so no details written in case the surprise is ruined early. I’m using two photographs to create the one painting… (23/09/15) 1hr… (28/09/15) 2hrs15… 12/10/15…6hrs45… 15/10/15…11hrs45… 16/10/15…13hrs15… 30/10/15…19hrs45… 17/11/15…completed after 35-38hrs approx…

Commission of “Bentley”…

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My friend Lynda’s lovely little westie Bentley passed away this year at the ripe old age of 15 so she’s asked me to do a portrait in his memory. My pleasure. (22/09/15) 45min sketch/background colour… (28/09/15) 1hr15… (02/10/15) 2hrs15… (04/10/15) 3hrs45… (07/10/15) completed after only 8hrs30 approx…