I’m often asked asked how much my paintings cost or how much to charge for commissioned portraits. It always leaves me cold. My original oil paintings are priceless and irreplaceable to me. I guess, like most artworks, they are worth whatever someone is prepared to pay. Be it 1 pound or 3 million pounds.
Originally I was going to paint a portrait using copper coins at different stages of oxidization. The shiny new ones for highlights and the older darker ones for the shadows. I still might.
This one cost £45. OK it didn’t really but there are 4500 (digital) 1p coins in it..