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!


Monday, 14 April 2014

Hello,

So I've been drawing food again which has been very enjoyable.  So first up is the savoury dish.  I have actually made this and very nice it was too (although i made the veggie sausage version, minus the bacon).  I enjoyed using the really rich reds and browns, different colours from those I have been using just lately.  Plus, adding the decorative elements and creating textures was (as always) fun for me.

Sausage and White Bean Cassoulet

So next are these cookies, Cranberry and Oat.  I haven't made these but as far as I'm concerned anything containing oats can only be good!

Cranberry and Oat Cookies

That's all for now, have a good week! :)

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Hello,

So at this time of year in England it is spring, yay!  So on some days out comes the sun, it's a little warmer, there is a lovely blue sky, you notice everything growing again and everyone gets excited about the prospect of lovely long days ahead.....Today however the sun has taken a break somewhere else....so it's colder and grey, boo!  Still I'm sure this will not last! :)  Anyway, here is my latest work based on the theme of spring, I hope you like it.  I had fun doing all the pen work, a material I don't usually use and I really like the vibrancy of the marks.  Have a good day!