We are having a blast visiting art destinations in Maine.  Today I participated in the first annual Chalk Walk in Belfast.IMG_20170624_145355 On the way there we crested one of those hill tops and had a stunning view laid out in front of us, inspiring a quick pull over to sketch it.

When we got to Belfast, Bridget from Waterfall Arts got me settled under a tree with a lovely view of Penobscot Bay behind me. IMG_20170624_153529.jpg

I used some of the wet blending techniques the kids and I  tried out last year,  and stained some of the tiny florets in the foreground with my ever-present watercolor paints and a water brush. At one point I pulled out one of Tom Seymour’s foraging books for a quick color reference. download_20170624_182700

My son and I  wandered over to Dave’s Ice Cream and enjoyed the soda shop sweetness while my patch dried for the next layer.  The children’s sidewalk art was a real treat,  as well as meeting the other artists of all ages. It was leisurely and fun.

Mary Jean Crowe, artist, draws part of her painting, Eve's Garden, at the Belfast Chalk Walk 2017
Mary Jean Crowe, excerpt from “Eve’s Garden”  http://mjvianocrowe.net/mixed-media-the-feminine-divine/758

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Mike “Fletch” Fletcher

This is my finished chalk drawing of a hilltop on Route 137 near Freedom,  Maine. If I had my father’s Maine Map and Gazetteer mind,  I could tell you where for sure.  IMG_20170626_072939

Read more at the following links:

http://m.penbaypilot.com/article/pavement-picassos-belfast-s-chalk-walk-leaves-waterfront-sidewalk-brighter-ever/88289 The Pen Bay Pilot

https://waldo.villagesoup.com/p/skies-clear-for-belfasts-first-chalk-walk/1664007 The Republican Journal

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Make something beautiful this week!

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