Orchard, Early Evening

Orchard, Early Evening

Lovely painting. Great sense of space.

Thank you Joanne, really kind of you to comment :)

Looks like oil with palette knife. Like the depth.

Thanks John, it's actually heavy body acrylic straight out of the tube (no water or medium) and you are completely right, it is applied with a palette knife:) Thanks for your visit and the 'like' John :)

Great painting Andrea, beautiful colours.

Thank you Cesare, very kind of you :)

Stunning work, Andrea. The textures are lovely, full of immediacy and movement. Love the bold, confident marks too.

Thank you Seok 😀 Always lovely to hear from you and thank you for your great compliment 😀

Great work Andrea. Lovely textures.

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My childhood garden revisited. In a recent Q&A blog with Cowling and Wilcox, I was asked how I got started as an artist. I replied that, as a child, I was endlessly drawing and painting the old trees in our garden. The land used to be an orchard and was full of beautiful gnarled old fruit trees. So here they are, still beautiful, captured in the early evening, with long shadows and the canopies lit by the last rays of the sunshine. Impasto acrylic on canvas board, a tiny 7 by 5 inches! 22/11/2016: Delighted to announce that this painting has been shortlisted for Artists & Illustrators' Artists of the Year 2017 exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London, 23 -28 January 2017.

About the Artist
Andrea Hook

I’ve painted and sketched since early childhood and my favourite place was the garden, amongst the old fruit trees and raspberry canes. As a student, I studied for a degree in Visual Arts & Geography at Lancaster University and I worked for fifteen years as an illustrator and graphic designer in…

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