He ain't heavy he's my brother

He ain't heavy he's my brother

Well, if he's your younger brother, I would suggest that you're doing remarkably well turning out paintings like this, Fred! I'm sure he will be very pleased with it as a birthday gift - a lovely thought.

Lovely painting Fred and a great present for your brother, I am sure he will love it

He looks in fine fettle Fred - just like your great painting - love it!

A lovely painting Fred, I am sure he will be delighted with it.

This is so well painted, Fred. I am also sure he will love it, he looks great. You painted the water perfectly too!

What a wonderful painting, beautiful lighting and palette, I'm sure your brother will love it.

This is absolutely super, Fred! What a delightful present, I'm sure your brother will be pleased as punch! The composition is spot on and your treatment of the water and reflections is brilliant. The whole painting has such a joyous feel to it. And good for him, to be enjoying life with such gusto!

Wow! Thank you all so much for your great comments. I must admit I was pleased with the result

Lovely painting, bet he will love it Fred. He looks a great sport!

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This is from a snap I took of my younger brother a couple of years ago As it's his birthday next month I thought I would suprise him with this portrait. Not bad for 72 is he! He has just given up on the rowing.

About the Artist
Fred Elwell

Born In South London now living in Hampshire. A self taught artist although I did attend evening classes at The City and Guilds of London School of Art. As they didn't teach painting in artificial light I had to be content with life drawing two evenings a week. I also did all day on Sundays but…

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