Portrait paintings

Portrait paintings, distinctive portraits paintings of enduring worth by Gordon Frickers.

Gordon Frickers self portrait, May 1966

A remarkably sensitive self portrait I found with notes from my college days.

The notes and sketches include the intimate thoughts of a young man pondering his future, yet to discover his calling, destiny and fate.

Frickers paintings have been exhibited at many venues in Britain and Europe including by invitation a one man show in the European Parliament.

 

 

Last Night, a portrait
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I enjoy the challenges of portrait painting🎨.

51 x 81 cm(20″ x 32″) for sale, available £1,500.

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Gordon Frickers paintings

have distinctive, enduring qualities in part because he has an unusually rich form of colour vision, qualities, gifts he has in common with some of the greatest past masters including Cézanne Degas, Dürer, Titian and Rembrandt, Monet.

Sauveterre, cafe des Arcardes
Sauveterre, cafe des Arcardes

30.5 x 35.5 cm (12″ x 15″) ‘Cafe Culture’ paintings, available £975.

Portraits a café scene so very typical of South West France,  painting having visited the location.

Many distinguished people and renowned companies chose Frickers paintings as you can discover by reading my illustrated résumée.

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Mermaids in Mermaids Pool, Kynance Cove, Cornwall
Mermaids in Mermaids Pool, Kynance Cove, Cornwall

45.5 x 61 cm ( 14″ x 24″) available, £ 1,500.

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"Making Up"
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20 x 25.5 cm (8″ x 10″) available £ 475.

Created while visiting the fabled island of Crete.

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Portraits, painting as a ‘thank you’ for a friend to give as a gift, from a supplied photograph.

30.5 x 40.5 (12″ x 16″)

Nikki, concept sketch
Nikki, concept sketch made live in studio

38 x 48 cm   (15″ x 19″)

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Portrait painting, a personal statement

This page and its hyperlinks introduce a few of the portraits painted by the artist Gordon Frickers.

Captain Leeson, BISNC
Captain Barny Leeson

25 x 30 cm (10″ x 12″) Captain, British India Steam Navigation Company.

 

Payment for a commission is easy and affordable, usually in instalments via a credit card of bank to bank.

Many of my portraits are miniature, details in sea and landscapes !

HMS Racehorse crew, graphite
HMS Racehorse, “put preventer gammoning on bowsprit”, for the book Nelson’s Arctic Voyage.

This has much truth in it as for example my “Port of Chester 1863” has 38 figures all about that size in it (seven horses, four swans and a dog peeing on a bollard).

More seriously, there is nothing so impressive in a home or office as a personalised competent portrait painting.

Woman, nude
Woman, studio sketch created live.

38 x 48 cm   (15″ x 19″)

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Aged 16 to 17 at Maidstone College of Art  we drew nude models 3 x a week as part of our studies. Two of the models were quite famous🙂, ‘Foxy’ and Quintin Crisp who wrote The Naked Civil Servant.

Again at the Painting School of Montmiral in France we regularly worked with models.

Dr. Karen Evans
Dr. Karen Evans

Portrait 38 x 48 cm   (15″ x 19″) was painted in my studio in one long session with intermissions.

 

Sarah
Sarah, as she sat in my studio.

38 x 48 cm   (15″ x 19″) Sold

Female nude figure drawn from life
Female figure drawn from life

 

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However, working from photographs is inevitable.

The photographic portrait method goes back a long way, at least as far as Canaletto who used a “camera obscura”, a primitive yet effective camera.

Today we can do better than that by working from a selection of portrait photographs.

I prefer to shoot my own photographs of my subject however often this is not possible..

 

 

Portraits, painting as a ‘thank you’ for a friend to give as a gift, from a supplied photograph.

David Hockney

wrote an interesting paper on how Dutch artists used the camera obscura for portraits and still life subjects.

Painting portraits is requires special skills not unlike the skills require for ships and boats which require a solid understanding of what is behind and below the surface of your subject .

A portrait, which may of may not show the sitters in their environment, be it person or ship is either ‘right’ or rubbish, there is no half way.

Nude portraits

A personal statement : I don’t look for portrait commission, I will paint portraits if asked, I like painting portraits although many of mine are details in land and seascapes so unsuitable for showing here.

I’ve been reviewing what and why I paint so thinking about this very subject among others. It occurred to me that as society, ideas, expectations, have changed radically in the past 10 years, the painting of nudes could do with an update.

trained (Medway College of Art, photography for fashion, advertising and the press) and worked as a assistant, later as a photographer.

With 40 + years experience painting I can work with confidence from photographs with out making the numerous mistakes usually made by people who copy photographs.

Concept sketch an oil painting

Concept sketch of a narcissistic woman I thought I knew, preparatory for an oil painting.

38 x 46 cm  (15″ x 18″)

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