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!


  1. So vibrant! I'd love to have a vegetable patch! Good luck growing! X

  2. I remember seeing you painting this on your video a little while ago and digging your allotment, is anything sprouting yet?
    Beautiful illustration as always Holly.

  3. Your illustrations are beautiful and so I've nominated your blog for the #liebsteraward :) #HappySunday