Foxglove Bumble

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Lovely - those wings are so well painted

Thank you Heather. Full credit must go to my old school friend Karen Turner whom I re-met recently at a reunion. She showed me some of the beautiful photos she’d taken in her garden and she allowed me to use this one as a reference photo for this painting. I flipped the image horizontally and cropped it to a square format. I like to interpret - rather than meticulously copy - any reference photos that I use. My aim is to capture the buzz of the bee rather than an accurate portrait! I am grateful to have been able to use Karen’s reference photo which showed the wings in such detail to allow me to confidently place them. Thank you so much for your comment and your interest over the series Heather, it’s been very much appreciated xx

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13/11/2019
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The fifth painting in the series ‘four pollinators and a dragonfly’. This one is 30 x 30 cms on cotton canvas panel, oil applied with a painting-knife. Thanks for looking! x

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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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