Beautiful palette, love the wet sandy shore. The gulls are enjoying themselves Andrea!

Thank you Carole! You're right about those gulls - too cold to catch me paddling today though!! :) (won't join them just yet!) Thanks for your compliments :)

You did well to spot this opportunity Andrea and you've captured it all superbly. You've turned the commonplace into a terrific painting.

That's really good and patient work Andrea. Great result.

Thank you Willie :-) I think it was one of those 'being in the right place at the right time' moments, with the tide in the right place, the sunlight perfect and the birds all nicely arranged - either bobbing, preening or flapping about! Thank you for the great compliment!

Thank you Jim :) The seascape came together really quickly and was painted with a palette knife- patience was definitely needed for the birds which were added with a paintbrush! Thank you for taking the time to comment :)

A beautiful painting Andrea, love the movement in the sea you have created, and colours in the rocks adds warmth. Just read the information about yourself, congratulations for been chosen for Mall Galleries well done you! All the best, Suzanne.

Looks smashing Andrea, love the colours and the gulls especially

Suzanne, thank you for posting your really thoughtful and complimentary comments :) extremely kind of you - and thank you for reading the info too! (Feeling thankful but nervous!) :)

Thank you David, in a nutshell it was the contrast of the white of the birds compared to the seashore colours which compelled me to paint this! So you are spot on! :)

Thank you Margaret :) very kind of you to take the time to comment :)

Beautiful painting andrea, I like the colours and the perspective.

Thank you Gudrun :) very kind of you! :)

Thank you for your lovely comment Cesare :)

Lovely composition Andrea.

Thank you for your visit and compliment Henry :)

I can hear the water lapping at the rocks.... Love it!

Thank you for this lovely compliment Jenny, very kind of you! :)

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Completed 'Harbourside' 12 x 10 inches, palette knife painting on board - seabirds applied with paintbrushes. I am truly grateful all the positive feedback this painting received as a Work in Progress on my Facebook page :)

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Andrea Hook

I have always loved art and as a child I would frequently be found drawing the trees in the garden. I first worked as a graphic designer and illustrator in London and Dorset for fifteen years. One of my favourite posts was illustrating natural-history display-boards in watercolour & ink for Dorset…

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