Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Chalk Art Festival 2010


This year the Chalk Art Festival was fantastic as always, and left us in awe that so many talented artists come together to make great TEMPORARY works of art. These were extremely hard to photograph as you will see. Some of them were in half sun, half shade and others were full of tree shadows. The festival was extremely crowded and it was hard to get a shot when so many people were around casting shadows on the ground. 

Are you ready? Here we go, enjoy this gallery of fine chalk art pieces. 












 This mermaid is definitely one of my favorites





 Ashton LOVES armadillos! I had a hard time figuring this one out, he on the other hand knew exactly what it was. 



                                          There was a lot of Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland.









 You can't see it very well in this photo but the title of this one was "Real Eyes...Realize...Real Lies" 







 At first I thought that this one was George Washinton but upon further inspection it was clear that it was Napoleon.








 Some of the artists embelish their art pieces with glass marbles as you can see here. They Pick up the sun light and make everything sparkle. 


 Our favorite types of Chalk art are the ones where you have to stand back 10 feet or so or look down from a higher view point to get the full impact. They are 3-D. This is the best I could get. The artist had a camera set up that you could look through to get the full effect. 




 This is another one of my favorites.





 I loved this one as well, with all of the colors.






This is another one of the 3-D art pieces. There was a line drawn on the ground telling you where to stand to get the best view. 


The next two photos are of the artists reference that he was working from and the finished art work. This one was titled "The Traveler" and was rendered from a photograph. 
I love the amazing detail in the face. 

 I hope you enjoyed this post as much as we enjoyed walking through the Chalk art festival. 

6 comments:

Charlotte said...

Those are very cool. I've never even heard of that festival! Where was it at? Do they do it around the same time every year? What talented people!

Mumsey said...

Thanks for sharing. I have often seen 3D ones via emails and they are just amazing

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