Alan: Gone but no Forgotten


Full of character, splendid portrait.

Great portrait Frank, and the work on that cardigan is terrific.

Super characterful work, and I agree, the treatment of the cadigan is excellent.

A great portrait and a great tribute to a friend.

I agree, lots of character and a great cardigan.

Great portrait and character, Frank.

Wonderful portrait, Frank, really like it.

Superbly portrayed, I can feel your love and his great character. His cardigan is so realistc

What a wonderful portrait Frank, great character.

So good Frank - you have clearly captured his character and that jumper is a masterclass in itself!

Wonderful tribute Frank, you have captured the essence of his lovely kind character.

Thanks everyone for such lovely comments 😊 I was dreading that cardigan, but once I’d figured out a way to do it, it was so interesting to do.

A portrait painted with great feeling Frank. You have a great eye for detail and have portrayed a character full of warmth and compassion. Sorry for your loss Frank. By the way that cardigan is also superbly painteD.

Super painting, Frank. Love the supporting detail in his zipped cardigan, just like my Dad's.

I'm not seeing the cardigan,(the the work is class) just a gentle looking man lost to life. Great work Frank.

A wonderful portrait and a great tribute.

Thanks again everyone for your lovely comments, I’ve loved every minute of painting this one.

I'm late to this one, Frank - didn't see it at the time. It's a very skilled piece of work, and represents a real, living, human being. The cardigan is perfectly done, too! Did it need to be? I think you'd still have caught him without his knit-wear, but somehow it really adds to the portrait, and your choice to paint it like this was inspired.

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Alan was the most lovely man and we developed a great friendship during my days of delivering milk around Kibworth, where is was one of my customers. He would always have a cup of tea waiting for me when I called and we and his wife would chat and have a joke. He kept hens in a paddock around the corner and loved them, talking to them, picking them up and stroking them. A few years ago, he got ill and died quickly and this hit me really hard. Oil on board 30x40cms.

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Frank Bingley

I've had very little tuition over the years except for a two year course during the late 1990s in watercolour. Since retirement in 2012, I now have time to pursue my love of painting. In recent years I have ventured into linoprinting, acrylics , oils and gouache. Gouache is fast becoming my…

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