Wee Scrapper – Oil on canvas. Original size 60 cm – 80 cm.
This painting is quite life size, and has caught a few family members and friends offguard when entering a room and seeing this when I had it resting in a chair waiting to be taken away to be exhibited.
I loved painting this one, it was one of those paintings that just flowed.
I’ve always been impressed by people or organizations that build and fight their way to the top, quite often being confronted by far bigger and more powerful opponents. I love boxing, and what better way to tell the story of the underdog fighting to the top, than that of a wee tough character, gritting his teeth, not backing down, and squaring up to someone far bigger. He knows he’s going to take a few hard knocks, but he’s going to come out on top no matter what.