Lucian Freud's portrait of David Hockney
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Hockney on sitting for Lucian Freud

David Hockney has revealed some of Lucian Freud's work practices, ahead of two major showcases of the late painter's work.

Hockney said it was a "terrific experience" to sit for Freud and that the painter had created "a very good portrait".

He added: "He could paint faster if he pre-mixed a few colours... but I realised he likes you there longer."

Lucian Freud's work is on show at the National Portrait Gallery in London from 9 February until 27 May.

David Dawson: Working with Lucian Freud can be seen at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester until 20 May.

  • 06 Feb 2012