Some pictures and sketches from my sketchbook based on ideas for a series of paintings based on Northern Irish politicians, the images are from stills from different sources found online that have been used, I want to make paintings based on the screen shots to suggest the subjects are ‘in coitus’. The idea is defiantly meant to be tongue in cheek. i want to poke fun at our old school politicians due to their inherent sectarianism, institutional racism and homophobia. Im going to try some watercolour paintings of the subjects, I want them to look kitsch and twee, yet grotesque at the same time. They will of course be painted in the nip but just from the head to mid riff, I don’t want to scare anyone after all.