Sunday, 7 September 2014

Hello!

So another weekend is drawing to a close, far too quickly as usual!  It's been a busy one.  In the midst of it all I've finished another food illustration.  This one is based on what sounds like a really yummy recipe although I must say I haven't tried it....yet.  I loved working with the yellows of the lemons and contrasting them with the blacks and greys.  I've rarely used black in my work so this made a nice change for me.  I'm really enjoying drawing food and trying to make it look appealing!  Well I do like to eat good food :).
Have a good week!


Saturday, 23 August 2014

Hello,

So here's what I've been working on just lately.  Firstly something pretty summery, strawberries growing and picked with cream.  Yes, still clinging on to summer!  I'm having a bit of a red and green obsession at the moment, I love the richness of the colours.  Apparently strawberries can be grown in a very small space, not that I've tried, I don't think I'm green fingered enough!
The second illustration is another of the fantasy landscapes that I like creating.  This time living in an apple land.
Have a good week :)





Sunday, 20 July 2014

Hello,

So it's been a hot week here in London, and I've been drawing more summery food.  The colours remind me of summer and sunshine.  Hot pinks and yellows.  Let's hope for a sunny week!

Rhubarb and custard tart

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Hello,

So another week has gone by in a bit of a whirl.  It's been pretty warm here in London (some of the time!) so summer is here.  Fittingly here's my latest piece of work a summery salad with Halloumi, one of the great yummy cheeses in my opinion.  Creating this meant using a more subdued palette than I'm used to which was a challenge for me and made a nice change.  I really wanted to keep it fresh and summery and as usual I had a lot of fun creating the patterns.
Have a nice week!

Halloumi, grape, cucumber, mint and almond flake salad

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Hello,

The last week has flown by but has been busy and fun and there was plenty of time for drawing which has been great.  So here's my latest work all about the plight of the the bees and the threat pesticides are having on them, a sad subject.  It was lovely to work with some really bright and warm colours and as usual I loved to create all the textures.
It is so nice to sit writing this with the sun streaming through the window :)
Have a great week!



Sunday, 22 June 2014

Hello,

So here's what I've been drawing just lately, fruit.  I really wanted to use lot's of rich warm colours which fits nicely with the lovely weather we've had here this weekend.  Plus I got to indulge in pattern making which I always enjoy.
Have a nice week!

Papaya


Oranges

Monday, 26 May 2014

Hello,

So it's been a nice long busy weekend but full of fun things.  I managed to get to the Matisse exhibition at Tate Modern which was great to see.  I loved looking at all the layering that took place in so many of the collages.  Something which you don't get to appreciate unless you see them in the flesh.  
So here's my latest work.  I wanted to work with restricted colour on this one and stick with mainly blues.  I really enjoy all the pattern and line work and I love creating fantasy plants and trees.  I think something maybe lurking in the bushes :).
Bye for now!