Last year in Tucson, they had some of us working on a canvas surface. This year all of the artist at Desert Ridge will work on the canvas surface. There are other artists at Tempe Marketplace that will be working directly on the street/sidewalk surface.
Why do I do this? Doesn't it bother you to just walk away after the work is done? When directly working on the street people ask: What if it rains? And it did last year. The answers are: Why? Because it is fun to push yourself to work really large when you generally work small. I don't do miniatures but small compare to 8X8 feet. Walking away? No, because if I were to sell a piece of art, I walk away from it and may never know where it ends up. Rain? Nature can be a beast, if it rains, we try to protect it, when it looks like just a shower. Working in pastel it will melt in the rain. Last year we got both, a little sprinkle, with the help of people walking by I got my piece covered. Later that day, it was a down pour and I did not go back to see the results...just walk away.
If you are in town come on by Desert Ridge Market Place and see what I am creating this year. It will have animals and no rain in the forecast. Here are a few pictures from past murals.
|Mural on canvas in Tucson, AZ|
|Street mural at Desert Ridge|
|Two small murals before & after blue crabs for my MD F&F|