Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Two New Book Covers! | Watercolour Illustrations

Today I'm happy to reveal two books I worked on towards the end of last year. It was great fun working with Design By Atlas on the design of the covers, and their brief was just right up my street. Painting food and cooking equipment is something I delight in, so although the deadline was extremely tight and I missed a lot of sleep - I look back on this project with fond memories. What's more, I am pretty darn pleased with the end result - these are beautifully printed books!

The journals are published by Laurence King for Magma Books, and will be in shops in a few months time. Follow me on twitter where I'll be sure to announce when they become available!

Monday, 18 May 2015

Homegrown Goodness | Watercolour Illustrations

A full page watercolour illustration, to accompany an article on growing your own fruit and vegetables in the garden - for Bon Magazine. I wish I could have seen this in print, but as so often happens in my line of work - I never received my copy!

This commission was perfectly timed for me - as I have just embarked on trying to grow my own fruit and vegetables. I was able to choose what I wanted to paint, so long as it was summery, so I chose strawberries, peas, cucamelons and courgette flowers - and painted them as vibrant and as nutritious as I hope my crop will be!

If you'd like to see how I painted this piece, I filmed some of it's progress in my week-long vlog, to be found on my youtube channel!

Do you grow your own? I'd love to read some tips & tricks!