Saturday, October 15, 2011

First Time Chalking at National Harvest Festival

I was honored to be invited to be a featured artist at the National Harvest Festival at Silver Dollar City, in Branson, MO this fall.  My first piece on Opening Weekend was the logo with two "additions" of kids chalking.  It looks like they are actually chalking the logo on the ground, giving it a 3D look.

Then I started this 3D reproduction of a Norman Rockwell piece that was originally from a Saturday Evening Post cover.  This pieces was about 6' wide x 10' tall and took 3 days to complete.
Then I got washed out during the next two days.  I was attempting this piece by A. Rodriguez but each day the rain started about midday, and I couldn't work anymore.  The rivers of water that started to come through made me think I should rename this piece "A River Runs Through It"

Next I worked on this piece, another Norman Rockwell piece.  This was about 10' wide x 8' high and took 3 days, (2 days chalking, one rainy day that was spent trying to preserve it until I could finish it).
Then I worked on this piece for two days, another smaller Norman Rockwell piece.  It was about 5' across x 8' high.  I put a lot of time into the details and even added a border/frame around the outside.
 I am looking forward to going back up in October and working from October 19 - 29, 2011.  I have two 3D pieces planned, one is an interactive carousel horse that kids can sit in and have their picture taken.

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