Two Into One

Two Into One

Like you Barry, I always try and draw every day, it's the backbone of good art as you know. Great little exercise anyway, yes they do combine well!

This looks grand Barry, I like the shape of the trees which do work extremely well together.

Thank you Alan and Margaret, glad it’s not just me that thinks it works.

Nice work Barry I think accidents play a big part in Painting and you can learn a lot from them , a lot of my stuff started out one way then a lucky accident happened and suddenly the Painting is much better, that's the joy of Painting I'm using acrylic again now but it's not the media it's the creation I love . I hardly ever look at the Paintings again once completed.

Thank you Dennis I totally agree I like to set off on each painting like a new adventure wondering where it’s going to take me. Which is often to the bin but that’s an inevitability part of the process.

Barry lovely restricted palette, reflections and tree trunks. Do I see some Steve influence here? The warmth at the base of the right hand tree provides some lovely contrast to the over-all cool hues.

Well, that’s it....I’m just going to chuck my painting stuff in the bin! Lol. Absolutely spot on Barry and they look great together.

Thank you Alan, I think there will always be a bit of Steve in my painting he is my mentor.

No no.. don’t do it Fiona. Only wish I could turn it on when I need to in a painting lol.

That’s a lovely watercolour Barry worth framing , I often feel as artists we are very hard on ourselves and at times totally fail to recognize that a bad painting at first viewing is actually pretty good with some slight changes . I was frustrated yesterday at a Docklands painting and tossed it aside in annoyance , later after a beer or two I spied straight away the problem was my sky was wishy washy with no impact so I washed it out and put in a big dramatic sky problem solved , thank the gods for beer

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Even on my busy days I try to draw or paint even if it’s only for five or ten minutes. Yesterday I had a spare ten minutes before going off to take my elderly mother shopping and did a quick tree portrait in which I attempted to emulate the style of the late Ted Wesson. This was done on the back of a failed painting on a sheet of quarter imperial Bockingford paper. On my return I repeated the exercise trying out some slight variations, it wasn’t until later that I noticed that the having been painted side by side made a passable picture.

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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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