Barrow Bridge

Barrow Bridge

Written by Jez Hunt

The Accidental Artist | Painting

8th July 2021

Do you look at alternatives?

As my father used to say “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!”

But there is another one “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got!”

Personal growth comes from expanding your comfort zone, so it’s very much about trying new things.

With this painting, the challenge was to only use palette knives – no brushes.

The technique is very different and can be more heavily textured as in this case. I also realised that you can do very fine lines with the side of the blade too!

One of the biggest takeaways for me on my painting journey so far is to look at everything as an opportunity for growth.

If it doesn’t go ‘right’ then what does it matter? What is ‘right’ anyway, as it depends on what YOUR expected outcomes are.

So that thing you are putting off doing, because you don’t think you can do it, or because its different to how you normally do it…

… give it a go!

It’s how we learn, how we expand, how we grow

Painting Details:

This is a bridge in Barrow upon Soar from one of my visits there. I decided to do this as heavily textured, using only palette knives, so no brushwork.

Medium: Acrylic on 300gsm Aquafine Smooth Watercolour board
Width: 29.7 cm
Height: 29.7 cm

This item is:

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Raising For Charity

In August 2020, my best friend was diagnosed as having Myeloma, a cancer that affects the bone marrow.

While there is a lot of awareness and publicity over other forms of cancer, there is not so much known about this one.

There are various treatments currently offered, but as yet, there is no cure.

Any money raised from the sale of my paintings or donated using the button below will be given to Myeloma UK towards funding research to find a cure.


Current Target: £1,500

Amount raised to date:


(and to those of you who have purchased one of my paintings or made a donation, a very special thank you!)

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