Watercolor sketches from Baking Chez Moi

sketchbook - pen and watercolor sketches from Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan

One of the (many) projects I'm working on is to make watercolor sketches from the beautiful, mouth-watering photos in the book Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere by Dorie Greenspan. Since I love baking, and sometimes struggle with deciding on what to sketch, I thought this would be a great… Continue reading Watercolor sketches from Baking Chez Moi

Painting highlights with watercolors

ink and watercolor wash - box of colorful macarons

I'm working on finding a good balance of painted areas and unpainted areas with my ink and watercolor sketches. It's becoming more clear that in order to achieve a sketch that has a fresh and spontaneous quality to it, it takes more white areas than what strictly looks like a highlight. With this box of macarons… Continue reading Painting highlights with watercolors

Illustrated recipe: Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

illustrated recipe - Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

The idea of illustrating a recipe is fascinating to me. It's such a cool combination of art and design — drawing and painting ingredients + typography and layout of the details and instructions. It took me awhile to actually take the plunge and draw a recipe…but one day when I was making Rosemary Roasted Potatoes it seemed… Continue reading Illustrated recipe: Rosemary Roasted Potatoes