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I like your wibble wobbles a lot Andrea, so full of character and interest

Wonderful sense of place and details Andrea.

Thank you so much for liking my wibble wobbles Heather! So kind of you :-)

Thank you Carole, I was drawn to this one by the stripy awning - I wasn’t sure it would work or not as a painting but I’m really pleased with the outcome now.

This is great Andrea, I really like it!

Thank you so much Diane, very kind of you to tell me :- ) Much appreciated.

Your work fascinates me. The way you use minimal brush strokes to achieve incredible detail

Thank you so much Diana, yes I am really enjoying the alla prima way of working with oil paints (compared to the building-up in layers of acrylic washes as I might have done in my approach of this subject several years ago). And you are completely right, my aim is ‘suggested detail’ in these studies. I have often found my initial mark-making to be the element I am happiest with, so I try to avoid the temptation to go back in to refine and ‘clarify’ those brush strokes. It’s hard to resist but I really think less is more with this subject and that’s what gives the piece character - wibble wobbles and all! Thank you so much for your comments and continued support, it’s been invaluable to me and much appreciated over the years :- ) x

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Number four wibbly wobbly shopfront painting of my local high street is the very traditional tile-fronted Oakley Butchers, with its rather snazzy stripy awning. Oils on 8 inch square Loxley's Artist panel. Completed on the dot of nightfall - which is apparently around 4pm now that the clocks have changed and the days are getting shorter!

About the Artist
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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