To Absent Friends

To Absent Friends -wm

It's lovely Andrea and Merry Xmas to you too

Lovely painting. Happy Christmas

Lovely painting Andrea, best wishes for Christmas and New Year.

Lovely painting and a lovely sentiment - Merry Christmas

Super painting. Best wishes to you.

Lovely painting, Merry Christmas.

A lovely composition season greetings to you.

Beautifully painted.

Gorgeous painting Andrea. All the best for Christmas & the New Year.

Thank you for your very kind support this year Heather, have a fabulous Christmas!

Thanks Glennis, wishing you the very best of Christmases too!

Thank you Paul, thanks for your very kind engagement with my art this year - Happy Christmas!

Thank you Hilary, wishing you a very merry Christmas too :- )

Thank you Lewis, wishing you a wonderful Xmas too :-)

Merry Christmas Denise, and thank you for your compliment:- )

Thank you Chris :- ) Happy Christmas!

Thank you Stephen, very much appreciated :-) The warmest of Season’s Greetings to you!

Thank you Carole, and to you :- ) Happy painting for 2022!

All the very best Andrea! Merry Christmas.

Thank you Fiona :-) Merry Christmas to you & happy painting!

Thanks Carolyn! That's very much appreciated :- )

Beautiful work. Merry Christmas 🎅

Thank you Jennifer 🎄 A very Merry one to you too! 🥳

Beautiful painting. Nostalgic and the complimentary greens and reds work so well together

Thank you so much Diana, yes, it's a favourite which I painted last year and it sold so quickly I didn't have time to live with it for a while to enjoy it! I was very lucky to be visited by this robin, who sat long enough for me to include his/her portrait here. Happy painting to you Diana :- )

A lovely composition and beautiful colours so nicely painted.

Thank you Denise, very kind of you to comment. I did love painting this, it was one of those paintings which just seemed to flow. I have always liked these old post boxes - I wanted to paint a nostalgic piece at the end of last year when for so many reasons we couldn’t be with loved ones as we hoped, and my encounter with a friendly robin came at just the right time to be included as a first hand reference. I added the snow digitally to the image this Christmas and used it as my Christmas card.

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Wishing everyone at POL a truly fabulous, healthy, safe & happy Christmas :- ) With grateful thanks for all the wonderful support you have given me throughout 2021. Andrea :- ) 'To Absent Friends' is painted in oils on canvas board. I used my own photo of the robin as reference - it landed very close to me when I was out on a rather chilly solo walk and was just wishing I had some company. (Snow fall added digitally.)

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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