Santa Barbara I Madonnari Festival--May 2007

For our seventh year in Santa Barbara, we chose to create an original artwork taken from photos of our garden and the small iron hedgehog who lives in it. Cheryl combined several photos of a Pacific Coast iris plant with a photo of Buttercotch to create the photo collage we drew from. We brought the hedgehog, Buttercotch, along for the trip, and she (he? it?) was a big hit. Buttercotch is a Yardbird sculpture by Bandana Co.
 
Wayne's brother David came down and helped us, even though we asked him to leaf. He was heartily sick of leaves by the end of the weekend!
 

Buttercotch real and painted
Buttercotch, real and painted

Cheryl works on the second iris
Cheryl works on the second iris

Buttercotch models for the painting
Buttercotch models for the painting

Wayne and David at work
Wayne and David at work

Closeup of the side iris
Closeup of the completed side iris

Closeup of completed Buttercotch
Closeup of the completed hedgehog

David stencils background leaves
David stencils background leaves

Closeup of stenciled leaves
Closeup of the leaves we stenciled in the background

Closeup of the top iris
Closeup of the completed top iris

Closeup of the front iris
Closeup of the completed front iris

Completed artwork
The completed artwork

Finished artwork with the artists
Finished artwork with the artists (Left to right: Cheryl, Wayne and David Renshaw)

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