Palo Alto Festival of the Arts--August 2003

In 2003, Palo Alto added street painting to its Festival of the Arts, an arts and crafts show held every year down the main street of downtown Palo Alto, University Avenue. We thought this painting by New Zealand artist Royce McClure might be a good way to use up some of the fluorescent pinks and oranges we collect with every festival, but we didn't end up using as many as we thought. The street has chunks of quartz in it, and wasn't fogsealed before the event, which caused problems because the pastels didn't adhere to the shiny quartz.
 

Lois colors in a fish
Cheryl's mom Lois at work

Jack ponders the fishes he is coloring
Cheryl's dad Jack ponders the fishes he is coloring

Wayne crouches over the fishes
Wayne crouches over the fishes

Wayne works on the blue fish that swam away
As a final touch, Wayne works on the blue fish that swam away

Cheryl poses with her rainbow fish
Cheryl poses with her rainbow fish

A rainbow-colored clown fish swims away from the crowd
A rainbow-colored clown fish swims away from the crowd

the finished artwork
The finished artwork with Cheryl, Wayne and Wayne's dad Dick

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