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The Brothers by Charlie Frinton

I finished this commission over the weekend.

It is pretty big and the client wants if mounted and framed in black so I am waiting for the delivery before the client receives it.

I used graphite and 9k gold and it is

A3 11-3/4 x 16-1/2 inches or 297 x 420 mm

I charge around £900 for a portrait of this size and I don't really do small ones as they don't do justice to the work.

I prefer to use unusual portraits perhaps in unusual positions or with interesting expressions. Photos are good for capturing things like that.

I love this one becomes the brothers expressly show unity and love with the older brother elevated to the caring role. The 9k gold makes the portrait stand out with an antique feel, I think also, there are echoes of western cultural history like the religious paintings of the Renaissance etc.

This one took around three days, they can take more depending on various factors. It is quite tricky doing the gold. Older people can take longer and it also depends on the clarity of the image. I will be doing a lady in a hat soon and expect that to take a while.

If you would like to order a portrait please message via the contact page and I will get back to you for an e-chat.