When thinking about UPsides, I had trouble narrowing down all the choices. There are so many things that make me happy: coffee and chocolate, walking in Kensington Gardens, reading a good book, making dinner for my friends… I couldn’t illustrate all of them, but I couldn’t narrow down the list. So, I decided to ask someone else about their UPsides; perhaps getting a different perspective would impart clarity to the assignment.
I made a list of the things my friends might list as their UPsides: sunshine, surfing, Cape Town, Japanese prints, birds. All these things conjure feelings of freedom and beauty. So, I decided to do a watercolour of Table Mountain in a Japanese print style, one with waves and one with birds.
Hope the paintings make you happy!
P.S. The paintings you see above are works in progress. I’ll have them finished for the exhibition, I promise! 🙂