Thursday, July 10, 2014

Artist in Residence-Fortune Green

How lovely to be chosen as artist in residence by the Friends of Fortune Green!  You can see the full site There.

The Friends are dedicated to making the green beautiful and useable. During its history this green was threatened and the residents pulled together to buy it in the late 19th century.  More of its history can be found Here
It remains a public park to this day and local resident still care for it through the Friends of Fortune Green.

I made a first painting representing a map of Fortune Green. Oddly it is in the clear shape of a fox's head. There is a fox sculpture in the western area and I was told it is a fox hangout at night!  A good coincidence!

Watch out for my sketching class in the green on July 31. Should be fun!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Sketching and moving - avocado and clementine.

First time I can sketch after we moved house. It took a month to unearth the painting supplies. I painted what was at hand in the fruit bowl, on the kitchen table since there is no other painting space right now.
My Hyde Park stick was also right there in my pen box. I found it a while ago in hyde park, carved exactly as is. The soft wood nib is perfect for ink drawings, as its purple end shows.  

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Huge -book announcement!

A huge thanks to Clotilde for the opportunity to illustrate this fab book about French food idioms!

A snippet of Clotilde's announcement below:

Edible French on pre-order !

I have written a brand new book based on my series ofFrench idioms.
Prendre de la brioche (gaining brioche), entre la poire et le fromage (between pear and cheese), manger son pain blanc (eating one's white bread)... This new book explores fifty of the most evocative French expressions related to food, with cultural notes, recipes, and whimsical watercolors by my talented friend Melina Josserand.
Edible French is scheduled to come out in early October, and it is available for pre-order now.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Watercolor Bee

Honey and bees in art, religion, metaphores, history  ... and on the table are a bit of a personal obsession. This little bee on 19th century will have to do until we adopt our own hive!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Tigress Milk

This recipe for Tigress Milk I heard is from creole inspiration. This is a very good alternative to a grog when feeling under the weather or very cold, as the England weather might cause you to be. ...

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Works on Paper fair

The Works on Paper Fair in South Kensington is always so inspirational, energising.  I came home with a wonderful purchase and a head full of beautiful art.
A simple sketch that poured down on some 19th century catalogue of a Royal Academy exhibition was one of the few experiments of this week-end.