A Shady Spot (updated)

A Shady Spot - FINAL - Andrea Hook wm sml

Love the variations of greens and directional brushstrokes Andrea. I particularly love the light falling on the climbers and left hand and foreground grasses. A beautiful painting that you should be very proud of.

Very good indeed Andrea

What a lovely comment Carole! You’ve really made my day, thank you so much :- )

Thank you Heather, so kind of you to comment. Very much appreciated! :- )

This is wonderful.

Thank you so much David, extremely kind of you :-)

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I'd originally left the foreground of this painting untouched (with a scrubbed-in suggestion of grass) thinking this contrast would draw the eye into the more detailed middle & background. However, I later realised that the tone of this area was too dark. I've revisited it and painted a thicker, impasto foreground, adding the suggestion of longer grasses with the end of my brush. I think this has lifted the piece. It's more about the light and shade now - which was the original challenge I set myself

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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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