San Luis Obispo I Madonnari Festival, September 2010
We took our nieces on their first tidepooling trip this summer, "borrowing" them for a weekend to go to the ocean and watch Star Wars movies (no, there isn't really a connection there). Cheryl took this photo with her fisheye lens attachment (also used in last year's Palo Alto painting with the nieces).
The asphalt on Monterey St. in SLO is very rough and eats up pastels at a prodigious pace. We all hope it gets repaved before next September!
Cheryl paints Catie's face, having finished Alex's face already.
Closeup of Catie's and Alex' heads.
Here's how far we got by the time we stopped for lunch on Saturday.
Wayne starts work on the sky, having done as much of the seaweed-covered rocks as he could. Cheryl keeps working down the nieces.
Reach for the sky, Wayne!
The painting's status at the end of the day on Saturday.
The view down Monterey Street, with Tracy Stum's meeses, our nieces, Alice Crittenden's crane, Cece Linayao's mermaid, Jay Schwartz' Tamara de Lempicka, Ann Hefferman's sea anemone, and Lisa Jones' Wayne Thibaud (and a bunch more, all the way down to Jessea's vineyard scene at the end).
Closeup view of the nieces. Wayne is painting the ocean and Cheryl is working on Catie's hands.
Wayne, Cheryl and Alice work closely. The weather is perfect (and matches the weather in our painting)--cool and foggy, but not wet.
The status at Sunday's lunch break. Wayne's filled in the tidepool and ocean, while Cheryl has one leg left to go on Catie.
Closeup of Catie and Alex.
Cheryl adds the last of the four bright green saltwater sandals.
Catie gets a pedicure as Cheryl paints her toes.
These were the best behaved Great Danes we've ever met.
Wayne finishes the last rock section that Cheryl was sitting on.
Cheryl and Wayne pose with the finished painting.
The completed painting.
Here's the original painting, edited to match the previous photo.
< Previous Festival | Street Painting Index | Next Festival >
Return to our homepage.