San Luis Obispo I Madonnari Festival--September 2005

We were invited to be artists at the San Luis Obispo I Madonnari this year, and as Cal Poly alumni with fond memories of the area, we couldn't say no. The festival was held over the weekend of Sept. 17-18, two weeks after Hurricane Katrina devastated Louisiana and Mississippi, particularly New Orleans. We decided to honor New Orleans with a jazz funeral and a promise of rebirth.
 

Closeup of the main figure's face
Cheryl starts with the face, underpainting with purple and orange.

Cheryl underpaints the hat with green
Cheryl underpaints the black hat with green to add depth to the color.

Wayne paints the sousaphone horn
Wayne paints the letters on the sousaphone horn.

The view down Monterey Street
The view down Monterey Street (with Wayne).

Cheryl and David work with Rebecca and Carolyn
Cheryl and David work with Rebecca and Carolyn

Wayne and David stretch to work on the brick paving
Wayne and David stretch to work on the brick paving

Closeup of the sousaphone and faces
Closeup of the sousaphone and faces

the finished artwork
The completed artwork

Cheryl, David and Wayne with the finished artwork
Cheryl, David and Wayne with the finished artwork

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