Chalk Art

 

 

 

Created in Hudson, Wisconsin at The Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival.  September 22, 2018.  I was asked to create a chalk drawing of my own, and a community art project.  The flying pig is 7×6 ft, and the community ‘coloring page’ is 20×8 ft.  It was challenging to create both in one day.

 

Created in Somerset, Wisconsin at their Apple Splash Festival.  September 15 and 16, 2018.  Took about 14-15 hrs with strong wind and high heat.

I am not happy with the outcome, at all, with this chalk drawing.   It’s not complete in my eyes…I see so many things wrong with it.

 

Created in Crookston, MN.  September 7 and 8, 2018.  9×8 1/2 ft.  Took about 12 hours.  Had to battle a little rain, but luckily only lost a couple hours.  Image from aalina.cgsociety.org

 

Created in Glendale Wisconsin.  August 11, 2018.  7×7 ft.

Created at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN.  July 21 and 22, 2018. 9×9 ft.

 

 

Created at Noah’s Ark Water Park in Wisconsin Dells.  July 7 and 8, 2018.  8×8 ft.  Took about 16 hours with many breaks.  Original artwork done by Matteo Caruso. Originally the cat had a frown.  I changed it to a grin during the first day of chalking–when a little girl asked me why he was frowning.

Created at Circle Lake in Eden Prairie during their 4th of July Celebration. 4×4 ft.  Took about 3 hours with 2 hours of rain.  Luckily I brought a shower curtain and Gorilla tape to save my first hour or so of chalking.

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Driveway practice. June 2018. 4×3 ft. Took about 5 hrs. I’m realizing my driveway drawings are taking longer than my other drawings, which are on much smoother surfaces.

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Created at Arbor Lakes Chalk Festival.  Maplegrove, MN        June 2018. 10×10 ft

My first chalkfest was quite an experience. Decided to put my effort into Miss Piggy, since I wasn’t able to finish it in time.

It rained most of the first day.  The opportunity to work overnight was put into effect once work lights were rented.  I showed up around 10 pm and worked all night.

I used tempera paint as a base coat, so I wouldn’t use up so much chalk.  Bad idea,  the tempera paint didn’t dry until the next morning, because it was so humid out.  The asphalt was also porous, that didn’t help the drying either.   By 8am it was dry enough– I chalked until 3 pm.  That’s when my legs/joints started screaming at me to stop crouching.  I had to stop.  I love creating art, but sleep is too important.

 

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Created on my driveway, in preparation for Arbor Lakes Chalkfest.  May 2018.  10×5 ft

 

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Created on my driveway in preparation for Arbor Lakes Chalkfest.  May 2018.  7×5 ft

 

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My first chalk drawing.  Practicing for Arbor Lakes Chalkfest.  May 2018.  8×5 ft.

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