Santa Barbara I Madonnari Festival, May 2010
We were sponsored again this year by plastic surgeon Howard Gross, MD, and chose to reproduce one of Cheryl's favorite Norman Rockwell covers for the Saturday Evening Post, Girl At Mirror:
We were aided once again by our favorite background team: our cousins Jack and Megan. They proved up to the challenges of mixing colors and standing on the blisteringly hot pavement. They also did a great job stenciling Norman Rockwell's signature for us.
Wayne draws the discarded doll.
Top half of the reflected girl's face.
The reflected girl's face completed. It took a lot of work to get the expression right--for a while she had a knowing smirk instead of a look of wistful sorrow.
The reflected girl complete from the shoulders up.
The completed doll.
Wayne helps Megan and Jack paint the background.
The view from the top. We had a great location--just across the aisle from Rod Tryon in the feature square and next to our buddy Delphine.
After Wayne painted the mirror frame, Cheryl continued her slow way down the reflected image. By then, the much awaited mission shadow had arrived--yay!
By the end of the day on Saturday, we'd gotten all of the reflection done (except the feet), the background, the doll, and the mirror frame.
Sunday morning, Wayne started on the chair holding up the mirror.
Cheryl couldn't resist adding a subtle purple streak to the hair (thanks for the idea, Alice!).
The chair and the reflected feet are complete.
By the time we broke for lunch, Wayne had also completed the stool.
Cheryl continues her slow progress down the girl.
Megan and Jack finish up the background.
Megan starts to stencil Norman Rockwell's signature.
Wayne helps Jack stencil the signature.
The completed signature.
Wayne and Cheryl pose with the nearly completed square.
The completed square on Monday morning.
Wayne poses in the completed square.
Close view of the completed square.
Closeup of the magazine on her lap. We learned that the movie star in the magazine is Jane Russell, who happens to be local to Santa Barbara--she used to live in Montecito and now lives in Santa Maria.
Closeup of the completed head and shoulders of the girl.
Closeup of the completed reflection of her head and shoulders.
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