Lisa”s Dad

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Sounds quite a challenge, Frank. Excellent result...added kudos for the small size.

Amazing result on such a small scale and poor ref material. Love the expression of him suppressing a giggle Frank.

Wow, what a tiny portrait, painted superbly with great character

Thanks Lewis, Carole and Heather, yes a lot smaller than my oil portraits, his actual face is about two inches in size.

It’s a great portrait. I like the pose and it’s full of character. I agree without about detail

It’s a great portrait, Frank, like the square format, composition and especially the background colour.

Thanks Diana, glad you agree about the detail, Jenny I’ve found that variations on this blue/green colour when painting a plain background goes really well with most skin tones.

Excellent work, Frank. The backdrop really makes the portrait pop and the brushwork is lovely.

This is a fabulous portrait. Sometimes details can get in the way of the essence of the person. Excellent

Thanks Seok and Gudrun for commenting.

Hang on Studio Wall
20/06/2020
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Over on Facebook, Lisa gave us a challenge to paint her Dad from a dodgy photo. I couldn’t go into much detail, though I don’t think it needs it, and there was a great big mug on the table in front of him. Gouache in my sketchbook 6x6in.

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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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