Over the Water Cool

Over the Water Cool

A beautiful landscape, Barry. I love the composition and the colours you used.

Thank you Mia your comments are really appreciated.

Both lovely, but I prefer this, but that is purely taste!!

Thank you Gudrun, I have John Hoar to thank for introducing me to the use of Winsor Blue, Paynes Grey with Raw Sienna and Burnt Umber to produce a cooler effect. I think using this with strong light dark contrasts produces a great result.

I think I prefer this palette Barry probably because my preference is towards the cooler, muted palette for my own watercolours. Love the looseness and the darks.

Thank you Fiona, it's certainly a palette that I am beginning to use more and more especially when I use ink and wash.

Strong contrast in this lively work Barry. A lot of hard edges to the trees, which I would like to be softer (just my opinion of course).

Thank you for your comments Stephen. I did go for hard edge stark approach on this one, I often try several versions to see what works best so don't be surprised if another pops up at sometime in the future.

Hang on Studio Wall

Same composition but using a cooler palette similar to that of John Hoar , painted on quarter imperial Fabriano rough.

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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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