Boats at Rest


I like this, Barry. I'm on the acrylics track, and also gouache for plein air. Lots for me to learn about how these media behave. Good luck with the water-soluble oils!

I like this, very nice.

Thank you Shirley and Painful Painter I appreciate your comments.

Very good work Barry, keep experimenting.

Like this a lot Barry

Loving your current style with water soluble oils Barry. Have been using them lately and find them very responsive and exciting, although I wish I could be as brave as you in their application. The colours and brush marks work in beautiful harmony here.

Like this very much.

Love the luscious darks and knife work, Barry! Can't get on with soluble oils, found they never seemed to cure properly! Much prefer oil based oils.


A real eye catcher Barry, love your experiments in style.

Thank you everyone for lovely supportive comments. Hi Thalia I suffer from chronic asthma and I find the water soluble safer for me to use, I have tried zest it and many others and they all seem to irritate the condition. Although this style doesn’t involve using much thinning down of the paint at all.

Great movement Barry!!

Lovely painting, and encouraging to see someone else using water-soluble oils - I’m allergic to paint thinners, and find the water-soluble ones give just as good results for me.

A nice painting Barry, and always good to experiment out of your comfort zone. Think the composition and movement works well . Like this a lot .

Excellent - keep going with the oils as this is really great!

Very nicely painted, water reflections particularly good.

Hang on Studio Wall

Continuing to explore the medium of water mixable oils using a painting knife. This effort is a bit more conventional than my last effort which had a few more abstract elements.

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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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