Avocets (detail)


Love the way you have painted the water here Andrea.

Like this Andrea and I agree with you that there's sometimes a painting within a painting regarding detail.

Thank you Carole - so pleased you like it. There’s far more water than this detail suggests. It’s funny how you initially think the main challenge will be one thing (there are 7 birds) but it actually turns out to be the secondary thing (the water) which takes the longest.

Thank you Heather, there are so many paintings within paintings which I would love to go back and revisit. If I ever run out of new subjects, I may well do that! :-)

Thank you so much Linda. Very kind of you :-)

Hang on Studio Wall

Much as I love the overall impression of a whole painting, I really LOVE zooming in and viewing some of the details. You can see so much more texture and character in these cameos than viewing a ‘whole’ online painting which tends to blur out these passages. It’s always the texture of a painting that pulls me in when I’m viewing for real in an exhibition. This detail is 9cms x 13 cms and is Oil on super-smooth Gessobord. Thank you for looking :- )

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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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