Wow, it's been another lovely hot hot week here. I can't believe the weather this summer, it's been amazing! I've got so used to leaving the house without having to worry about taking layers in case it gets cold, it's lovely.
So this week I've been working on some lovely food illustrations for an editorial commission. I can't wait to show the images as I loved creating them. I also got out to the Royal Academy to see the Summer Exhibition. I often miss this but was determined to go this year as Grayson Perry is the curator so I thought I would enjoy it, and it feels like an age since I last went to an exhibition. I wasn't disappointed. I took loads of photos so I'll share some here. My absolute favourite was the incredible knitted and crocheted sculpture Royal Valkyrie by Joana Vasconcelos which fills the octagonal space as you enter. It's so colourful and delicious, it was a wonderful start to the exhibition.
I also wanted to share a recent iced coffee illustration. I do love a good coffee, who doesn't? I drew a load of coffee pots so I thought I'd share those also (I also have a whole bunch of coffee glasses). I limited myself to only brown rich coffee shades for this illustration. I really enjoyed drawing the beans and leaves.
After my Royal Academy visit yesterday I also popped to Burlington Arcade and snapped this lovely installation, lots of lovely hanging paper flowers. Sorry for the poor quality of the pictures, they don't do it justice.
So, that's it for now. I'm off to Bodycombat this morning then back to edit the food illustrations and work on some nature themed work. I hope you have a lovely weekend whatever you get up to :).