So my brother saw this post and was kind enough to send a jpeg of the album art reproduction I painted for him as a high school graduation present, which would have made me just barely 15. I guess painting album enlargements on canvas board was a bit of a meme for me in the late eighties–I remember painting at least one more (Magical Mystery Tour, I think) for another friend.
For the record (so to speak) I'm pretty sure we had a full-size LP I could reference for this one. The weird trivia here is that I'm also pretty sure I didn't just paint all the photographic elements of this Police cover in black and white, then brush them with transparent primary colors. I think I painted it all opaquely.