There is a special bond between a Mother and her daughter. My Mother passed away some years ago, but my memories of her remain very strong.
My client wanted something to honour her late mother and their special bond. She didn’t really want a portrait. While we were talking she mentioned a special treat they often shared – they would go to their favourite cafe and enjoy Dutch Poffetjies and tea. Then she spoke about her mother’s favourite teacup which she had kept.
The idea for a painting was born – a still life with the teacup, her Mother’s teapot and a plate of delicious Poffetjies. And the bonus for me – well, a couple of visits to the cafe for Poffertjies – in the name of research of course.