So ... what next?
A Sniff of the Barmaid's Apron?
Policemen are getting Younger?
Any ideas? Do leave a comment :)
P.S. After I'd posted this, I suddenly realised that the first ever painting I ever did, back in 2010, was also a stereotype/cliché type affair. It was called North and South and it looked like this:
It was inspired by seeing two football fans shouting abuse at each other. What struck me as bizarre at the time was that they looked so similar - they could have been brothers (perhaps they were?). They were wearing different coloured football shirts; their team allegiance was the only difference between them. Had either of them been born in a slightly different part of London, they might have been best mates. It made me think about tribalism and there's no greater divide in London than that forced by the river Thames.
Interesting also to see how far my painting has come along in two and a half years. I was pretty bad, wasn't I? That's why I practice.