Food glorious food in watercolour

Marmite Toasting the Queens Diamond Jubilee with Ma'amite
Marmite Toasting the Queens Diamond Jubilee with Ma’amite

Long before the culture of taking photographs of what you were about to eat and putting it on facebook, myself and other artists sketched our food.

For me, it all started when I was a little girl and was encouraged to keep an illustrated diary when I went on holiday. Our caravan was often parked in some deserted campsite field near a small village like Chipping Norton or Bangor on Dee, so to kill time in the evenings my sisters and I would play cards or write in our diaries. I would quickly run out of things to write, so my mum encouraged me to draw my tea:

An example of my tea as drawn by me, aged 8, from one of my my holiday diaries.
An example of my tea as drawn by me, aged 8, from one of  my holiday diaries.

Now, I still love painting and sketching food stuffs and always try to include images of food I have tried in my travel journals. Here are a selection of my favourite watercolours of food.

Tinned fish from my Swedish sketchbook.
Tinned fish from my Swedish sketchbook.
Dragon Fruit, from my Hong Kong sketchbook.
Dragon Fruit, from my Hong Kong sketchbook.
Sweden’s Darlana horse on the packet of my favourite varieties of jumbo sized knäckerbröd.
Sweden’s Darlana horse on the packet of my favourite varieties of jumbo sized knäckerbröd, from my Sweden sketchbook.

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      Thank you for reblogging my article. If you like this, have a look round my blog for more art similar, I really appreciate feedback from people. Also check my facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ali-Dunnell-Travels-with-my-Art/145725862260642=).

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