Tuesday, June 12, 2007

San Rafael Italian Street Painting Festival 2007: The Batman piece

Had the great experience of taking the weekend to finally participate in San Rafael's Street Painting Festival. Sponsored by Youth in Arts, which benefits local high school arts programs, it draws some absolutely tremendous artists to the street, and they produce come amazing work. After 6 years of walking down it and each time promising myself that I would remember to sign up for the next year, I would always forget. Didn't happen this year though. I signed up early, and then had do decide on a piece to do.

The square was 6x6 feet, a good area size, and while looking at a number of more classic pieces, I learned that Marshall Rogers had died, and I then decided to honor him by doing one of his works. I almost settled on the cover of Detective #475, but decided finally to go with the best plate from his 1981 Batman Portfolio, with Joker menacing the Batman with his joker fish. Its a particular version of the scene that I doubt that most people have ever seen.

Started to work at about 9 am on Saturday, and finished around 3 pm on Sunday. Got some good props from the folks walking by. While you can't see it in this picture, I did a bio labeled "Marshall Rogers 1950 - 2007" and taped it to the pavement. Had a lot of people stop to read it.

I'll post a finished picture later when I receive it, this picture is from early Sunday morning.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Charles, I enjoyed your street painting of Batman - and included a photograph of it on Saturday in my column. Here are links to my articles with photos:

Sharon Gray: Youth in Arts Italian Street Painting Festival, San Rafael 2007 Photo Gallery Pt I

Sharon Gray: Youth in Arts Italian Street Painting Festival, San Rafael 2007 Photo Gallery Pt II http://www.examiner.com/blogs/Around_San_Francisco/2007/6/11/Sharon-Gray-San-Rafael-Italian-Street-Painting-Festival-2007-Photo-Gallery-Pt-II