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Friday, May 25, 2012
FMTSO: Handmade in my town
Thank God it's Friday. It's been a hectic week and it's going to be a busy weekend as well.
This week's theme for the Friday My Town Shoot Out is to showcase something handmade in my town. I wanted to go to Ethel M. Chocolate factory and get pictures of candy being made, but I didn't have time. I wracked my brain on where I could go. Once I decided, I drove myself down to Fremont Street where we have all the kiosks and street artists, etc. We have these artists who can write your name on a grain of rice. I wasn't sure if they were still on Fremont street, but that was my main focus. Unfortunately, they were no longer there. So, the following pictures will show you what is handmade in my town.
This is an artist who creates wonderful paintings from spray paint. He starts with a blank piece of photo paper and then chooses a paint color and sprays away. He is moving extrememly fast.
A second colore is chosen and sprayed. It doesn't look like it's going to be beautiful at this point.
The Paint colors to choose from.
So far, the artist has only sprayed two colors; Blue and Red. Now he uses cardboard as a tool to make lines in the area that has been sprayed so far.
The Artist in deep concentration.
People gather to watch this artist at work.
Adding more paint after creating his lines and few other details.
Again, he moves extremely fast. It was really hard getting good clear photos.
Everything in the top half of the picture has been all freehand creation.
Now, the artist uses a stencil on the bottom half and sprays paint into this cylander to stay in the lines of the stencil.
Adding the finishing touches, a coat of gloss.
Ta Da! The finished product. The three silhouettes and the flag in the bottom of the picture was created using the stencil. All the rest was using just spray paint and cardboard as a tool. This picture took approximately five to ten minutes to complete. You can buy one of these paintings on the spot for $40.00. I saw a lot of finished products being sold. Each piece is completely different.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone. I've got camera club tonight and I've got a job to do at a Belly Dance event going on at Lake Las Vegas. I'm already running late, so I will check in on everybody later tonight or sometime this weekend.