Danville Art and Wine Faire, June 2009
This year in Danville we were joined by four other artists--CeCe Linayao, Hien Nguyen, Alice Crittenden, and Shirley Rhodes--to make a streetful of artworks. The weather was agreeable for Danville if a bit windy. We'd been thinking of doing something with a pop-up book for a while, so when the opportunity arose to photograph our niece Alex in her not-moved-in-yet house, we found the perfect setting. The photography session was fun--we have a series of photos showing Alex trying very hard not to crack up...and eventually failing. It's always fun to play with our nieces.
Alex In Wonderland
Alex not only posed for this painting, but she also got to spend the whole day Saturday painting it with us. She did a great job! We did find that between Alex-in-the-painting, Alice-in-the-painting, Alex-the-painter and Alice-the-painter we were using the wrong name more often than not.
Wayne and Alex started with the Dormouse ears.
Alex went on to paint the teapot by herself.
Cheryl spent most of Saturday working on Alex' face, starting with her eyes. She underpainted the skin with green tones to create a sense of translucency.
The completed teapot and Dormouse.
Cheryl continues painting Alex' face.
One cheek has been de-Shrekified.
Cheryl works on Alex' face while Wayne and Alex work on Alice.
Alex started work on the purple checkerboard in the background. She liked our t-shirts labeled with Artist on the back, so we made hers match.
Almost done with the face!
Saturday afternoon: Alice and the Mad Hatter, version 1.0.
Sunday morning: the view from the top of the square. Unlike Saturday, Sunday was calm enough to risk putting up umbrellas.
Alex finally went from being an asphalt=-gray brunette to her normal blonde on Sunday when Wayne added her hair.
Cheryl underpainted Alex' fingers green.
Finished! Here's Alice (version 2.0) with the Mad Hatter and Dormouse.
On the other end of the table, the March Hare relaxes.
The full painting, completed.
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