Yellow Iris

Yellow Iris

This is lovely Andrea. I love the way you have captured the various greens, the movement in the reeds and the bright cheerfulness of the iris. There is a quiet serenity to the painting that is very charming.

Thank you for your really lovely comment Vivienne. It turned out to be a more challenging painting than I initially thought so I am pleased that it did all came together in the end. Your compliment is definitely like the icing on the cake!

Beautiful Andrea!! How did you get on with the New Forest competition? I didnt get round to doing it !!

Beautiful with the various greens, and the lovely bright iris.

Beautiful textures and palette knife(?) work, Andrea. Lovely atmosphere.

Hi Linda, a big thank you for your compliment! To answer your question, I am pleased to say that I have a wildflower painting in the exhibition. You should definitely, definitely enter next year with your beautiful birds - and anything else you have which is 'of the forest'. The prompt to remember it next year is the school spring half term - it is usually announced on the website and facebook page around then. Hope this helps :-)

Thank you Sandra, I loved the fact the scene was so natural and rural, yet the yellow irises looked as if they had just arrived from someone's carefully planted garden flower border :-)

Thank you Carole - spot on! Nice breeze, not too hot - perfect! :-)

Thank you for commenting Seok :-) yes, the vast majority is palette knife, but the grasses in the foreground are applied with a brush. :-)

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50 x 50 cm impasto acrylic painting on panel. Finally finished! (After a couple of hectic weeks when I began to feel I was playing a solo version of musical easels!)

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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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