Still a Blustery Day

Still a Blustery Day

Very impressive to do this painting in less than an hour, Barry! Good decision about the colour palette - it works so well...

I'm not surprised that it only took an hour. A watercolour, particularly wet-in-wet like this beauty has to be rapid and spontaneous. Wonderful freshness with those clean washes Barry.

Thank you Jan and Alan, the timing of an hour includes drying time during which I usually have a coffee. You are right Alan I try not to take too long as it’s easy to spoil the effect of those initial loose washes.

Great colour palette you used here, Barry. Love the freshness in it.

Lovely loose work Barry, can I see a little Jem Bowden influence here?

Excellent Barry beautiful loose watercolour, great sky

Thank you Mia and Dermot I appreciate your comments. Well spotted Stephen I suppose it’s inevitable that I pick up a bit from Jem as we are both part of a Plein Air group that meets regularly to paint in our area however, there may also be a bit of John Hoar in the colour palette. Hopefully there is also a good dollop of me.

Lovely painting Barry,😀

Definitely a good dollop of you, Barry. Incredible work for such a quick painting. Beautifully peaceful. Bri

Excellent painting Barry.

Thank you Linda, Brian and Margaret.

Super piece, Barry. Full of atmosphere with lovely use of lost and found edges.

This really has atmosphere Barry!

Thank you Seok and Karen I have resisted fiddling as I wanted to retain the washes which give it that atmosphere.

Love the style, your palette and the freshness achieved, Barry

Thanks Maureen and Dennis, it is a palette I use from time to time.

Lovely painting Barry,

Wonderful spontaneous watercolour effects Barry

Thank you David and Carole for such lovely comments.

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As is often the case having done a sketch/painting in preparation for a larger work I decided to completely change my colour palette and some of the elements in the painting. This was done fairly quickly in less than an hour on Saunders Waterford rough half imperial size paper.

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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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