Singing the Blues


You may need to get out of your comfort zone more often, Barry. It's a very nice painting and I particularly like your treatment of the clothes.

Love the pose in this , see he's really concentrating on the music. Well done.

Fantastic painting, Barry - very skilfully painted... I really like this...

So you should be - it's a stunner of a portrait and beautifully painted

Thanks to Ron, Fred, Jan and Heather based on your comments an area I will probably explore a little more in the future.

Really good Barry. Great pose colours and treatment of the clothes.

John Lee Hooker - brilliant piece Barry

Great portrait. Love the composition and the palette.

A stunner, Barry. He looks like he's playing, an obvious thing to say, but not always easy to get right. Excellent.

Great portrait, Barry.

Barry, this is brilliant! So good!

Thank you Richard, Jenny, Russell, Christine, Lewis, Linda and Fiona, for giving such encouragement.

They say "a change is as good as a rest" Barry so you should be well rested after this one. Brilliant.

Beautifully painted Barry, especially all the folds in the clothing and the face is very animated.

"Well, I never felt more like singin' the blues 'Cause I never thought that I'd ever lose". Great work and utterly believable, Barry. It really is first class. Bri

Different for you and great watercolour as usual, Barry

Thank you Brian, Stephen, Dorota, Carole, Bri and Maureen I suppose the message is not to get the wrong type of blues during these difficult times.

Wonderful painting, Barry.

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Hard morning getting this one done it was way outside my comfort zone which makes me doubly pleased with the result. Watercolour on Saunders Waterford 140 rough paper.

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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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