Winsor and Newton Galeria Acrylics are extremely versatile. They can be used for anything from panting on a canvas, airbrushing, craft projects or even mural painting. They adhere very well to any number of surfaces, and an artist may use W&N Hooker's Green on anything from wood, to leather or plaster. Hooker's Green was name for William Hooker, a botanical artist working in the early 1800s. However, as time went on, Hooker's Green fell out of favor with more realistic landscape artists who felt that Hooker's Green did not really match the color of any natural foliage. Thankfully, in the past few years Hooker's Green has made a comeback, particularly in the area of English landscape painting.