San Luis Obispo I Madonnari Festival, September 2012
Our godsons Bryce and Kai live near us and their grandmother lives in Southern California, and their parents went to school with us in the San Luis Obispo area...so we thought SLO was the perfect site for a painting of the boys. They got to help us paint, too! We asked to be placed at the end of the row of paintings so we could view our painting as part of the whole festival. And maybe the traffic barricades might help protect the rest of the artwork.
Wayne stencils orange and white stripes on the central barricade.
Kai's head pops from the pavement.
Wayne explains the painting while Cheryl works on Bryce's face.
Cheryl at work on Bryce's face.
Kai was finished on Saturday.
The boys got to help on Saturday afternoon.
By the end of the day on Saturday, we had both boys, one barricade and three traffic cones painted.
Sunday morning, we got the blue background filled in.
Cheryl adds a box of chalk in a bit of recursive painting.
We prepared a couple of stencils for the text on the barricades, and finished up the painting by stencilling the larger sign.
The finished painting really knocked Wayne off his feet.
Kai was happy to have a chance to step on his big brother's head.
All four painters pose with the finished painting.
The completed painting with the other paintings on Monterey Street.
Clearly, the barricades had limited value as barriers.
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