San Rafael Youth In Arts Festival--June 2008
We returned to San Rafael for the second year in 2008 with an original painting based on the statue of Peter Pan found in Kensington Gardens in London (and Liverpool, Toronto, Brussels, Australia and New Jersey). We pictured Peter warning the other inhabitants of Neverland that the pirates had landed on the beach below.
Before pouncing the image, we put down a base layer in the sky and sea areas.
Once the base layer was down, we rolled out the traced image and pounced it (rubbed powdered chalk through the holes we'd poked in the paper).
Cheryl started with work on Peter's face and his pipe, while Wayne painted another excellent tree.
Saturday afternoon, Nolan came by with his parents and grandfather. He helped Wayne draw coneflowers.
Cheryl continued to work on Peter while Nolan drew coneflowers.
Wayne touched up Peter to increase the value range (more lights and darks).
Saturday evening, Cheryl added more coneflowers to the ones Wayne and Nolan drew.
Cheryl continued with coneflowers the following morning, while Wayne began adding the background trees.
Wayne added bluffs to the background and began to paint the beach.
Wayne added the pirate ship while Cheryl worked on the groundcover in the foreground.
Closeup of the pirate ship.
If a pirate ship is in sight, can pirates be far away? (note that the righthand pirate has a parrot on his shoulder)
Cheryl added shrubbery behind Peter.
Cheryl continued with the shrubbery while Wayne highlighted the tree.
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