Entrance to the Secret Garden

Entrance to the Secret Garden

Beautiful! Love all the techniques here Barry.

Thank you Carole, good result and lots of fun to do.

Works really well Barry, love the rigger branches!

Good result, Barry.

Your textures look really good Barry and I'm glad you left the door open slightly so we can walk in. You should now paint the secret garden on the other side😄. A fab painting.

Thank you Alan, Cesare, Dennis and Margaret. Rigger branches done with my trusty sharpened matchstick Alan, if I do inside it will have to be made up Margaret.

It's sure interesting Barry, both in topic and execution. I'd actually like to see a version of this in your old style. Good work either way.

Thank you Jim, I would like to say my old style will continue to dominate it’s taken me too long to cultivate to abandon and I may well tackle this subject using my usual approach.

Good to experiment Barry and this has has worked very well.

Love the character you've instilled in this painting Barry, another nice one.

Thank you Stephen and Willie I am pleased I think it is very easy to overdo these techniques and luckily I stopped before that point.

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Experimenting with techniques to give the effect of texture in my watercolours. I have used salt ,splatter, with paint and clean water, drawn in with pencils and towards the end I have used dry bush and waterproof ink. The subject is from an photo I took near the church at Long Melford.

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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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