The photograph is the close up of the perfect picnic basket, part of the beautiful painting from the commission by Mrs J Hosie. She had moved into a new home and wanted a family portrait as a centre piece for her living room. Mrs Hosie commissioned Amanda as she likes the illustrative book style illustrations Amanda creates. The watercolour painting is a large size at A3 and is of Mrs Hosie, her two sons, and her husband sat in the open fields enjoying their time together on a picnic. This was Mrs Hosie idea as her and her small family love countryside days out and family time together. The youngest son looks thoughtfully up into the tree at a cute little owl. Her oldest son lounges on his Dad and Mrs Hosie holds a book in her hand reflecting her love of reading. Perfect picnics with our families are very important and the memories we always remember stay with us longer than any present we might have been bought as kids. It was a lovely commission to do.