Luna Park Chalk Art Festival, September 2011
This year at the Luna Park festival, we decided to honor the neighborhood's past. The neighborhood's name comes from the first chain of amusement parks--about a hundred years ago, there were Luna Park amusement parks all over the world, to the point where "lunapark" is the word for amusement park in several languages. So we decided to paint a lunar-themed roller coaster. We used a photo of our nephew and his cousin from a roller coaster, then added tracks and craters for the coaster to rise from and fall into. And an astronaut. And green cheese. We ran out of time to add the UFO.
We started out by painting the roller coaster track.
Cheryl paints the terrified Nolan.
At the end of Friday, we had the track in place and Nolan started.
Nolan's face on Friday--when we looked at the photos at home, we decided he looked a little too pale.
Wayne started the day on Saturday with some hot chocolate and a facemask.
Kyle's hair and eyebrows.
Wayne got some help on the astronaut.
Kyle stares out at the world.
Wayne paints the astronaut.
Smile for the camera, Neil!
By lunchtime on Saturday, the astronaut was done but the cheese wasn't, and both Nolan and Kyle had faces.
Closeup of Nolan and Kyle.
Kyle gives a big thumbs up to Cheryl painting his hands.
The astronaut has lunch!
Wayne paints Nolan's shirt while Cheryl works on Kyle's.
The view from the top.
Nolan helps Wayne paint the Luna Park sign.
Cheryl and Wayne get the knees and shorts painted.
Kyle peeks over Cheryl's shoulder.
Finished! Now for some fun.
A calmer photo with the artists.
Kyle and Nolan from the top.
Closeup of Nolan and Kyle (right side up)
The view from the top of the completed painting.
One last view of the completed painting.
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