Inspiration Close at Hand
George Van Hook
Iris 30 x 24″ Oil © George Van Hook
In reaction to our “Inspiration Shut at Hand” call for paintings produced in artists’ gardens or other particular spaces, we received these 5 visuals from artist, George Van Hook. Whilst inspiration can be identified considerably and extensive, numerous of us have identified “diamonds in very own backyard”, in particular during the confinement of the pandemic. There can be terrific inventive gains to painting a far more personal and own planet throughout the adjustments of light and season.
The Flower Farm 12 x 16″ Oil © George Van Hook
George wrote to us, “I commonly devote a excellent portion of the summer season months portray the determine in the a number of wonderful flower gardens that encircle our dwelling in Upstate New York. We have lived here for just about 30 five several years, and from the pretty starting it was our intention to make the surrounding landscape a haven for painting. That, coupled with the delightful existence of our individual a few daughters, and with their several mates, meant that I would under no circumstances lack for subjects or models!
I have completely savored the a long time of function, and, looking back more than the lots of paintings that I have done listed here, it is a joy to observe the progress of each the gardens, and the wonderful relatives and mates that have offered me so numerous several hours of inspiration.”
In the Garden 30 x 24″ Oil © George Van Hook
Afternoon Reading 30 x 24″ Oil © George Van Hook
A Quiet Moment 30 x 24″ Oil © George Van Hook
You can see much more of Van Hook’s perform at George Van Hook Good Artwork, or read our former job interview with him at Voices of Experience – George Van Hook.
If you have paintings of your possess backyard landscape areas that you’d like to share, drop us a line.
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