Amazing portrait, Mark!

Really good features well captured and lovely skin tones.

Lovely portrait. He seems alive, Mark.

Brilliant portrait, lots of personality.

Excellent portrait Mark.

Such Excellence!

Fabulous portrait

Life like portrait, brilliant.

My kind of portrait, it's a stunner Mark

A lot of character expressed in this portrait, it's very compelling, very well painted Mark.

Superb portrait. The skin tones are spot on

Superb portrait!

Fabulous portrait Mark - you have captured the personality of the sitter.

Excellent study - (did you pay your roofer by painting him? I wish I'd thought of that, if you did...). The Zorn palette is great fun to play with and works extremely well: I'm a slow painter, and have been working (bit by bit) on a Zorn-palette portrait for several weeks now: it won't be as beautifully moulded as yours, I think: I tend to use harsher and rougher brush strokes; but I shall certainly have your method and result in mind when returning to it.

Wonderful to see of your portraits

Thanks everyone for all your positive feedback! And no Robert i didn't pay for Steve's roofing skills with the painting, i just painted it for practice/exhibition piece.

It's so life-like and compelling to look at and I love the way you've captured the twinkle in the eyes along with the smile. Great skin tones too.

A beautiful portrait!

Wonderfull portrait.

Hang on Studio Wall

Portrait in oils of Steve our roofer, painted with the Zorn colour palette, just three colours plus white, with the addition of French ultramarine for the jacket and a little touch in the eyes.

About the Artist
Mark Fennell

Mark Fennell is a professional portrait painter who works to commission from his home studio in the hill top village of Brill in Buckinghamshire. He works predominantly in oils, notable sitters include Antony Worrall Thompson, John Hood, Lord Mayor of Birmingham and singer - songwriter John…

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