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30th Painting

I found this image while rifling through a few websites, can't even remember which ones now.The woman was sitting on a bus with another woman who I've painted in the next painting.The work is definitely 'taking' longer. Of course I'm allowing it to take longer...

29th Painting

Painting of Roopi Farooki (great name) the Pakistan-born author who has lived in England since a baby and writes about "what's under the skin" rather than the colour of it. I was quite pleased with how this painting turned out hope it caught some of...

28th Painting

Painting is of the mother of 5 year old Sahil Saheed from Oldham who was kidnapped in Pakistan. The photographic image shows her holding Sahil in her arms with an ecstatic smile on her face. My painting shows her with an expression which could be...

27th Painting

Found this image on a photographic website I happened upon. There's obviously a huge resource of images for me to trawl through. The paintings are definitely taking longer than 10 minutes though and I'm not too sure how much I want to worry about that....

26th Painting

Mother and child wait for news of her husband trapped in a flooded mine in Shanxi province in China.This image reminds me of the The Tempi Madonna by Raphael as the 2 mothers are obviously getting great comfort from their child. The positioning of...

25th Painting

Image is a posed model for a mental health article in The Observer. Mental health patients particularly children can face long waits for therapy and mental health problems affect one in three families in Britain and are a great cause of misery.Although the image is...

24th Painting

The face of money. German heiress Katrin Radmacher trying to hold onto her £100 million pounds inheritance after divorcing her husband.A tense face, far from happy. The beautiful white collar on her dress made me think about white paint and how it used to be...

23rd Painting

Image of a young 18 year old girl stabbed to death in London on the way to a party.Difficult to follow that sentence with other information. The incident is too shocking to then add relatively unimportant info about the painting. All I will say however...

22nd Painting

Image of Heather Mills' former nanny at a tribunal where she is suing Mills for constructive dismissal.Struggling at the moment to find time to do the paintings for this blog. Jusy about seven weeks left to get 2 large paintings of 'Crowd Scenes' done and...

21st Painting

This was posted on a Pakistan news website: "She left her country, her family and everything she had for us and this is how we pay them back'. This woman was born in Cardiff and met a young Pakistani on a train and ended up...