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40th Painting

This seemed an apt image to paint today, election day, and poor old Gordon Brown looks in need of all the support he can get.This very elongated head looks troubled and heavy, it might take more than his hand to ease his furrowed brow.Doing lots...

39th Painting

I found the image for this painting very touching. He's called Rafael and he's had a 30-hour face transplant operation. His own face was being very badly affected by tumours. The painting shows him hugging his mum after leaving hospital. A very brave man....

38th Painting

Mrs K was in terrible debt to a loan shark who took advantage of her plight. A muslim, and with a fear of her community finding out, she suffered in silence watching her debt go from £1,000 to £10,000 even though she only borrowed...

37th Painting

Very strange painting of Hilary Clinton which took me far too long to do. I found the image in Saturday's Guardian where she was talking about Afghanistan and its potential to look after itself against the Taliban. She's quite a hard looking lady but my...

36th Painting

Face of a boxer, Nottingham born super-middleweight champion Carl Froch was featured in Saturday's Guardian. The article was accompanied by a close-up of the boxer's face and I was drawn to paint it. Cropping a face as close as this gives the edge of the...

35th Painting

This painting is of Charlotte, a lovely student in my year. Another student Tom very kindly gave me this image of Charlotte as he has been painting her too. It's actually given me an idea about painting some of the other students, it makes sense,...

34th Painting

This is a very unfortunate painting of Raj Patel, he of the 'chosen one' fame. I say unfortunate because he's actually very handsome in real life and my painting definitely doesn't do him justice. I painted this one upside down and obviously got all the...

33rd Painting

Got this image from a film website for the film 'Happy Go Lucky', a Mike Leigh comedy starring Sally Hawkins. This is her in the painting. Again painted it upside down but had lots of problems with the hands so finished it off the right...

32nd Painting

Two weeks from the election and the political wives are being aired, in more ways than one. I painted 38 year old tory wife Samantha Cameron, of aristocratic heritage and descendent of Nell Gwyn, upside down. I was beginning to take far too long painting...

31st Painting

This is the other part of the image with the 2 women sitting on the bus.In some respects the painting is unfinished and yet the 'space' places it in a more interesting environment.The faceless blur behind her is another passenger.I need to start painting men!...