Small Comfort 2

Small Comfort 2

Excellent. A strong thought provoking oil painting Barry.

You've captured that atmosphere Barry.

Lovely to see times, people and things preserved in paint Barry. Very good work.

Good work Barry, you should do more oils. They look really shattered here during their break, must be hard work!

Excellent record depiocted

Great atmosphere and dramatic .

I have fond memories of these hard working characters, unusual to see them smoking below ground...twist, chewing tobacco was the norm of the day, everybody spitting in synchronised fashion. A great painting of a bygone era.

Excellent portrayal of the subject, you can see the desperation of that first inhale.

Yes Barry and transferred a lot of your watercolour style also

This is exceptional Barry, I love the subject matter also.

Thank you all so much it’s great to receive such positive feedback especially as the work is painted in a medium I don’t use very often.

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A while ago I posted a charcoal drawing as preparation for this oil painting. Three other artists and myself meet for a meal every two weeks and this was my choice for our challenge. We haven’t met for a while as one of our members has been recovering from major surgery but it was great to meet last night and see the results. It never ceases to surprise and amaze me what different results we achieve from the same source material. I have used water mixable oils on a canvas board.

About the Artist
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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