My attempt at a double portrait

Nicholas B RobinsonHennessy Portrait Prize, Hennessy Portrait Prize 2017, Irish art, National Gallery of Ireland, oil painting, painting, portrait, Uncategorized

This is a portrait of my parents, Maeve and Keith. The location is the kitchen of their home in county Wicklow where I grew up. I wanted to do a double portrait as a challenge, so I asked my parents to pose. I looked at lots of double portraits such as van Eyck‘s famous Arnolfini portrait, Fantin-Latour‘s Mr and Mrs Edwin Edwards and David‘s Mongez portrait. But most importantly … Read More

Photos from the Jordan Sokol demo at FAA, Sweden

NicholasFlorence Academy of Art Sweden, Jordan Sokol, oil painting demo, portrait


Can’t believe it’s been a week already since Jordan Sokol did a two-day portrait demo at the Florence Academy of Art, Sweden, which I attended. (I will just get these photos up and add some commentary later.) Day 1 (24/5/14) Setting up. Jordan recommended spending a long-time setting up and even to include this into the cost of your model-cost considerations. The panel … Read More