Great stuff Barry..Thought it was Blakey from On the Buses... (-:

Great portrait Barry, recognised him straight away. He was so good in both those great programmes, they don't make them like that any more!

A cracker Barry and you do right

Well done Barry.

Barry, on second looking - can I make a suggestion? Love the portrait but perhaps a little highlight in his eyes would make a difference.

Thank you Jim, Margaret, Dennis and Cherry, I didn't expect such a positive response.

Thanks for the suggestion Cherry, I will give it a go.

Thank you Maureen.

Nice Barry remember him well. Do the water mixable oils smell like normal oil paints ,I'm asking as I want to use oils but the smell is too much in the house, the wife you know.

Thanks Dennis, probably not the best person to ask as my sense of smell is poor but the smelly elements of oils are the solvents which are replaced with water. Others have told me the is no unpleasant smell. If it helps most of the manufacturers offer starter packs which means to can try them at a limited cost.

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Being a very quick painter in watercolour and attending two art clubs a week I was struggling to constantly come up with new subjects. My solution was to do tonal portrait studies in water mixable oils, I find it very enjoyable and it gives me valuable practice in a medium I am trying to master. So far I have done both celebrities and family members and this on is of Stephen Lewis who played Smiler in Last of the Summer Wine and Blakey in On th Buses.

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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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