George Machin, boxer painting

A painting from an old promotional photograph of the boxer, George Machin.

George Machin March 14 2019.jpg

Layer one, just started this. The original photo was in black and white.

George Machin photograph.

The original photo.

George Machin  March 30 2019 Jo Forrest

The finished painting. I might tweak it a little. I’m writing the poem that goes with it now. I’ve never written about a boxer before. This is my husband’s sister’s husband’s father. Got that?

George Machin the boxer of the year Jo Forrest 2019

Re-painted the shorts, and added a death’s head moth in the upper right hand corner. It’s varnished now, so I guess it’s finished. The poem is called ‘the boxer of the year’.