A Shadow of My Former Self

A Shadow of My Former Self
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Wow. What a great portrait. Really great idea and I love the shadow in the background echoing the photo. I can see why you have won awards.

Very well executed Andrea. Great portrait.

Thank you Neil and Carole for your great comments :) :) which are much appreciated. <br />Really lovely to hear from both of you :)

Fascinating composition &amp; clever title Andrea

Thank you so much Lynne :) and thank you for the likes fellow artists! <br />Love this new &#39;like&#39; feature which POL snuck in there while they were updating the new-look gallery!

Great portrait and lovely work on the hands.

Thanks Frank. My aim was to suggest my hands, but not get so detailed that they became the focus of the painting....especially as they are in the foreground. Stepping away from the paintbrush was the difficult part!

Nice expressions and personality coming through.

Thank you so much Debbie. It was a quite an experience painting this one - it did conjure up a lot of mixed feelings while it was in progress. I still feel strangely uncomfortable living with this piece too, so it lives in a portfolio on top of the wardrobe! Despite this, I also feel it’s one of the best pieces I have ever painted!

Hang on Studio Wall
11/06/2015
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Self Portrait / (double self portrait). Oil on linen canvas.

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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