The Story Behind 40 works that changed my career (31, 32)

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The face of Homelessness Charing Cross Road, 36" x 48", Oil on canvas, 2011

This guy is one of the people I randomly meet on the streets. Sometimes it's just impossible to resist asking if a sketch could be done when one sees a face with so much character like this guy has. I saw him way back in 2009, I think, and after asking politely he agreed...

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Winning "The Artist Magazine/Royal Institute of Oil Painters Competition" 2009

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This is some good news I've had and will be having this month. This time it would be having the opportunity to exhibit with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters this year at the Mall Galleries, London.
The exhibition opens on the 28th of October, 2009 and will run till the 8th of November. If you are in London during that time, it will be worth viewing!

Summerlight, Clapham Common 24" x 18" Oil on...

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Daniel, 30" x 30", Oil on Linen, 2009

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This is a recent commission I have finished, with the client pleased and the work delivered!

I have worked with oil in a technique that employs glazing, starting from thin oil layers to heavy layers but still keeping the transparency.

Below are some detailed shots

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Grandad Transformed! 10" x 12", oil on linen canvas, 2009

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Some of you might remember the post I shared about having a commission to paint someones Grandad from a small 6x4 black and white photograph, it was the only photograph they had left.

I took up this challenge and now after a few adjustments here and there it has been verified!

To do this it was tricky all the way, because it was hard to depict warm and cold colours, I just had to stick to tones,...

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Painting of Diana( Stage 4) This seems to be the final stage

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I got in 3 valuable hours today and this might be the final. I don't think I'll be taking this on again because it got to the stage where I said all what I wanted to say at the beginning of the painting. It was all about her hair and that has been achieved! This is one model I would continue to paint as far as she is available. Very professional and has a charming personality too.

While painting...

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