San Carlos Art and Wine Faire--October 2006
This was the first year the San Carlos Chamber of Commerce added street painting to their art and wine festival, and overall it went well. There were about ten painters (including a couple of school groups). We chose to work from an illustration by Jessie Willcox Smith from a Victorian children's book called At The Back Of The North Wind; the illustration we chose was done in about 1920 and illustrates the line, "Are you ill, dear North Wind?" We chose to replace the icy background and remove the anxious child, placing North Wind in an autumnal setting that seemed fitting for the last street painting of the year.
North Wind's face is completed.
Cheryl stops to chat with passersby.
Wayne draws the framing branch
Nolan struggles with the rubber gloves.
Cheryl and Nolan underpaint the hair with red and purple.
The dirty hand club.
Isn't that one leaf realistic?
Wayne adds some final touches.
The view from the top shows how North Wind has been skewed to look right from the base of the drawing.
The tree and mountain in mottled shade from the real tree overhead.
Cheryl adds grasses around the rocks.
Everything's done except for the cleanup.
The completed street painting.
The original illustration by Jessie Willcox Smith.
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