This was the first time I painted at Upfest
and it was also the first time I had painted a 'whole' scene like this.
Before, I had done a few figures per scene but this, at the time, felt
like A LOT of figures, haha. I couldn't get away with only having a couple
on an 8ft by 6ft board area. If only I could've seen what went into Do
Look Down four years later!
This was an unusual first time because we were painting on a boat. Called 'The Grain Barge', it acts as a cafe-bar and sits in the river in the center of Bristol. I don't think it rocked that much but it was raining during the second half of that day, which made everything feel pretty tempestuous. Still, Upfest is always an excellent weekend and I have made so many friends over the years at it.
Posted 5th March, 2014