Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, August 2013
This was the tenth anniversary of street painting's arrival at the Festival of the Arts, and we celebrated by revisiting one of our favorite paintings from a previous year--not by reproducing the same image, but by reenacting it, with a twist. In 2007, we painted a photograph of four of our friends--our nieces, our nephew, and our neighbor--lying on a blanket and giggling. We called it Summer Days. This version is less bucolic and more comical, with the two of us filling in for two of the kids and a fifth figure (a cousin) added in for good measure. We always seem to bite off a little more than we can chew for Palo Alto, given its status as one of our "hometown" festivals, and this painting was no exception. Next year, we're painting a stick. In a box.
Wayne liked this painting like a poke in the eye.
Cheryl works on Wayne's face.
Alex painted her own shirt.
Wayne and Cheryl at work on Sunday.
Wayne paints Cheryl's hand while Alex makes a face.
Sunlight falls across Catie's cheek.
Keenan jumps out of the frame.
Cheryl gives Alex a manicure.
And from the other corner.
The finished painting from Cheryl's corner.
Catie's bracelets proved to be pretty complex.
Smile, everyone! By Sunday evening, we were all pretty punchy.
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