Monday, June 1, 2015

Chalk the Block in Provo, Utah!

I would love to share my street paintings from my last 3 visits to the fabulous Chalk The Block festival at the Shops at Riverwoods in Provo, UT!

In 2012, I was still deeply in my Alphonse Mucha phase, and couldn't decide which of his pieces to do - so I chose to incorporate 3 into one piece!  I did a collaboration of his "Music", "Dance" and "Poetry" images and was so happy with how it turned out.

A detail of "Poetry" in progress...

Working on "Poetry" with "Music" in the background...
 Mucha's lovely "Music"...

 All 3 ladies together! (and me!)

In 2013, I researched pinup artists and discovered the work of Rolf Armstrong.  He had so many lovely portraits!  Again, I couldn't choose just one, so I found 3 of my favorites, and joined them together with some framework.  The rainstorms that weekend were a challenge...but thankfully our last day was sunny and I just love my finished piece!

This was a biggie!  About 15'x11'

In 2014 I discovered the breathtaking illustrations of German artist Eve Ventrue.  With her most generous permission, I chose to combine parts of 2 of her illustrations into 1 image... and attempted my 2nd piece utilizing a stretched perspective.  This should help with how photos of the piece turn out from the standing viewer's perspective.  The overall rectangular dimensions are 13'x10' to start, and the finished inner trapezoid is 13' at the top and ~5' at the bottom (yup!)

 The starting sketch...

It's fun to see how stretched out she really is!

Can't wait for next time, Utah!  Thanks for having me!

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