San Luis Obispo I Madonnari--September 2006
For our second trip to San Luis Obispo's chalk painting festival, we chose to reproduce a watercolor by Robin Berry entitled Miranda--Repose. We named our version of her work No Egrets. When we got into town, we discovered that the local weekly paper, New Times, had printed an ad for I Madonnari that included a very small photo of last year's square, crediting the artwork to "Wayne and Cheryl Renshaw and staff" (because they didn't know that the third person working on our square was Wayne's brother David). We got a kick out of that, and wish to thank all of our staff members who have worked on our squares.
Cheryl starts by drawing the egret's head and bill.
David fills in the body color while Cheryl finishes feathers.
We got some help Saturday afternoon from our "staff member" Rebecca, who is filling in the base body color in this photo.
Wayne starts drawing palm leaves.
Cheryl gets a chance at the palm leaves, too.
Looking across the square from the lower left corner
On Sunday, Wayne continues tackling the palm leaves.
Wayne signs our names (including that of our "staff member" David) to the completed artwork.
The festival organizers rented a scissor lift to photograph all the finished squares, and we got them to take some photos for us. This is the completed artwork.
The original watercolor by Robin Berry.
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