Thursday, October 15, 2009

Street Painting - San Rafael



For several years I participated in street painting festivals. The medium is pastel and the ground is, literally, the ground! Or rather the street - asphalt. This image was created for the San Rafael Italian Street Painting Festival in 2001. It shows my cat, Bear, looking at the Rafael Theater, the Civic Center designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Mission San Rafael and Mount Tam as well as my hands full of chalk. This was a two day festival and seemed to always take place on the hottest 2 days of the year! I did the San Rafael festival several times and met many great people and saw lots of good (and bad) art. It is a fund raiser to keep the arts in the Marin County schools. If you have a chance, attend or participate in one of these events.

4 comments:

Julie ZS said...

That's really beautiful Mary! I remember you telling me about doing this, but I'd never seen a picture. Welcome to blog-land too.

Jaye said...

The colors are so wonderful. You should share the picture you did that hangs in the The Child's room as well.

MaryC said...

So glad you like it! I have a maquette of another one I did, will have to photograph it so I can post it. I love being in blog-land! Have to force myself to go to bed at night and stop blogging!

Bronwen said...

Hi Mary, I'm delighted to read your blog, hope you keep it up. I'm keen to see what you are up to, it seems varied and diverse... What a creative family.