Men in Black Coats

Men in Black Coats

Excellent Barry, just spot on. The effect is everything and that you've got perfectly. Lovely work.

a great atmospheric painting Barry. Love your figures and the bits of blue and orange.

Perfect job Barry, interesting piece.

Thank you Jim,Rachel and Alan, trying a few more atmospheric paintings recently it’s good to hear the positive vibes.

That's perfect, very dramatic...and interesting that you needed almost solid black. It certainly works.

Thanks Lewis, I used a mix of ultra Marine and Sepia with very little water for the black.

Super , Barry. You certainly have succeeded.

Yes great light and darks. I like that bit of light shining through the top right hidden window Barry.

You have indeed succeeded! Stunning use of chiaruscuro, very effective!

It looks as though the men have someone cornered. "Cornered" might make an active title. Very moody painting. Brian

Very dramatic, Barry. I like it a lot.

Really atmospheric piece Barry!

Very atmospheric Barry. It looks quite sinister really and makes me wonder what your men in black are up to.

Beautifully back lit effect Barry.

Thank you Seth, Carole, Thalia, Brian, Ellen and Margaret I am so pleased you all like the painting and even more so because you have identified with the bits I like best. Good title Brian.

Thank you Dorothy and Brian, glad you like it and that the story telling element is working.

You have succeeded, your painting stands out, Barry

Is it the mafia at work Barry? Good intriguing work.

Thank you Maureen and Stephen, glad I have got peoples imaginations working.

They look very good against the light.

Thanks to Sandra and Russell.

Hang on Studio Wall

The possible success of this painting depended on capturing the light from the far end of the arches and the market stall on the left. I found myself working more and more dark paint into the wet in wet washes and then using virtually neat paint for the figures and the darks at the base of the stall, hopefully I have succeeded.

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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