Live painting at the Seawheeze Half Marathon

This was a fascinating experience! Along with my friend Louise Degagne, another artist in my hood, I spent Friday and Saturday last week painting in public at the Seewheeze Half Marathon event. We painted giant three-dimensional letters, spelling YOGA, RUN, & PARTY. 

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YOGA

So pretty! Like a blank canvas. Oh, wait... that was our blank canvas.

Apparently people were climbing on this before we got there! The Seawheeze people had to find someone to guard them. Yup, there were actually footprints on these delicate white babies. Sigh. People! Lucky no one hurt themselves. These huge hand-made letters were actually quite fragile and tippy. Not build for climbing. Silly lulu yogis. 

RUN — 6:30am 

RUN — 6:30am 

What an amazing location to paint! A beautiful point on the beach with moody clouds keep us cool. Too bad we couldn't look up from our brushes more often to enjoy the scenery. We had to get RUN covered! It is so pretty here in all white. 

We painted PARTY at the party. 

We painted PARTY at the party. 

RUN is part way through being painted here. This was our shortest shift, only three hours (although we went over in order to get it to the right amount of finished...).

We just couldn't say no to all the runners who asked us to take their pictures! So we had more interruptions than we expected. It is very hard to say no to a sweaty, hard-working runner.  

YOGA, almost done, with some animal performers posing with it. And a random yogi. 

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There were a lot of yoga poses. She got in there before a drop of paint hit the white surface. 

Louise Degagne, my painting partner. 

Photo: Morgan (thanks for sending me this photo!)

Photo: Morgan (thanks for sending me this photo!)

While the runners/yogis were partying, we were painting! We painted until after dark — until we couldn't tell the colours apart.

This was going on behind us in the afternoon. Thousands of people doing yoga. Amazing. 

There was much posing happening. Many Instagram moments. 

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Then darkness fell...