Wednesday, December 15, 2010

This week at Brush-Paper-Water...


Trafalgar Square
watercolor, 7" x 5"
Bill Hook

Over the past 18 months, I've enjoyed seeing the direction Bill Hook's work has taken as he spends more and more time on plein air painting. He captures such expressive qualities of place -- even when painting small format pieces -- that his work creates a strong sense of personal presence in a viewer's mind. His palette is subtle, often featuring greys and muted tones, but there is a marvelous use of light in each piece and sparks of clear color serve to draw the eye through his compositions.

Please go to Brush-Paper-Water to see more of Bill's work and then link from there to his website.

4 comments:

  1. Very nice. Thanks for bringing another great artist to our attention.

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  2. I did a double take when I saw the dimensions of this piece. It packs all the drama and punch of a much larger painting.

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  3. Astounding, isn't it, Kris? I had the same reaction. Wonderful painting!

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