A Pleasant Evening in Bath

A Pleasant Evening in Bath

Captured the atmosphere so well here!

Thank you Dennis.

Thanks Karen.

My favourite bit of this great painting is the lady on the left with her walking stick.

Another lovely scene capturing life - great painting Barry.

I hadn't noticed the lady on the left, she seems in a world of her own. Creates a narrative.

Thank you Gudrun, pleased you like her as she is my own creation and obviously fits in ok.

Thank you Adele and Stephen, the lady on the left seems to be a talking point. I wanted some shape and colour in that area and as you say Stephen it adds narrative.

Nicely done again Barry. Tells its own little story.

It's a great painting Barry, not muddy to me.

I wouldn't worry about using opaque paints to fix things. I think a mix of opaque and transparent works best anyway. I especially like those final dry brush touches. I look forward to your next masterpiece Barry.

Posted on Sat 01 Jul 12:34:42

Many thanks to Jim, Margaret and Ibolya for making some lovely comments.

Lovely, yes the lady balances the painting well Barry.

Thank you Carole.

Beautiful painting as always, Barry.

Thank you Cesare.

It's still beautifully bright in right places Barry.

Thanks for calming my doubts Satu.

I think that this is an excellent piece Barry, a tricky subject.

Hang on Studio Wall

A couple of weeks ago I attended a charity art auction at which I had donated a painting. On the way back I passed by the theatre and photographed this scene outside the Garricks Head. It's half imperial on Arches 140lb rough paper. Didn't get all my washes right first time which has resulted in me using too much opaque paint and a slightly muddy look.

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Barry Hulme

I started painting in 2004, I am influenced by Wesson, Seago and many of the great masters, more recently I enjoy the work of Steve Hall, John Hoar and Alvaro Castignet to name but a few. I paint in a loose style and try to simplify as I can. The medium I enjoy most is watercolour but dabble with…

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