Lisa”s Dad


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

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.

About the Artist
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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