Charles and Frida by Douglas Hunt

Watercolour 18″ × 24″ on Arches cold pressed paper

A portrait of my friend, Charles Wilkins, in front of a painting of Frida Kahlo at the Madhouse Restaurant in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.

Born in Essex, England, living in Canada now, north of Lake Superior in Schreiber, Ontario.
Painting in watercolours since I was 8 years old, and after a career in the field of photography, mostly with Konica Canada, I am finally an artist, full time.

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  • LorusMaver
    LorusMaverover 5 years ago

    Amazing work Douglas ! Exquisitely painted,wonderful reflections with the glassy like polish on the bar counter,lovely light & shadow details. A challenging portrait handled by a Master.

  • Thanks Lorus, I always look forward to your comments.

    – Douglas Hunt

  • Tama Blough
    Tama Bloughover 5 years ago

    Wonderful and masterful work!

  • GittiArt
    GittiArtover 5 years ago

    Fantastic work!!!!

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 5 years ago

    Douglas this is really an impressive work my friend. Two portraits, painting within a painting, the polished surface of the bar and it’s reflections and then the highly reflective quality of the beer tap all done so skillfully. I hit the favorite key before I even typed the first word. I agree with the others, it’s a masterful work.

  • Thank you so much, Jim.

    – Douglas Hunt

  • Randy Sprout
    Randy Sproutover 5 years ago

    Very nicely done, and Charles is very lucky to have a friend like you who can paint him so very sympathetically. The reflections are always your direct strength but when I see Charles in one of your paintings the whole tone and mood kicks up.

  • © Helen Chierego
    © Helen Chieregoover 5 years ago

    Two wonderful portraits!

  • ©Janis Zroback
    ©Janis Zrobackover 5 years ago

    Simply splendid …I love the contrasts here…the vibrant orange walls against the delicate tints of her face…her youthful beauty against his age..the polished counter, the dull sweater…lots to hold ones attention…a winner all round..

  • Pip Gerard
    Pip Gerardover 5 years ago

    look at how amazingly detailed that beer tap and cup are! awesome watercolor.

  • Elaine Green
    Elaine Greenover 5 years ago


  • mimi yoon
    mimi yoonover 5 years ago

    beauuuuuuuuuutiful…. : )

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