Creative Minds in Temecula
On June 20-22, 2014 was the Temecula Art Festival including The Ralph Love Plein Air Festival, which provides a glimpse into the technique required of the artists painting “en plein air” which means “in open air” took place in Temecula CA, in Southern California. http://temeculaevents.org/artfestival/
The Temecula Street Painting Festival is 14 years old and Street Painting actually started in ITALY with the MADONNARI, artists who painted tributes to the Madonna on the streets near the cathedrals. It was brought to California by Santa Barbara’s Creative Children’s Project. Since then, numerous street painting festivals have been formed. One of the largest was at San Rafael but had budget issues, and was restarted as the “Marin” festival. There is one held in Pasadena, Mission Viejo and Little Italy. All of these festivals feed off of each other and are patterened after the original I Madonnari in Santa Barbara. Our Festival is part of a circuit and organization of Street Painting Festivals, (International Street Painting Society, Inc.) – and is called Old Town Temecula Street Painting & Ralph Love Plein Air Festival. http://www.
– Melody Brunsting
With various vendors that ranges from hand crafted jewelry and oil paintings, to other creative products. But it was all about the Street Painters, which took part on Friday 9 am and continued up to Sunday afternoon. Being a location lifestyle and editorial photographers, our creativity was on overdrive because of all the unique painting. High school seniors and family portraits photographs are more personal and fun. This is want makes us different, we add our artistic minds to every client we photograph.
We’ve met a couple of the artists and wanted to create a blend of stressing painting and our photography into an new art piece.
Model: Julie Michelle
Makeup & Hair: Destiny Alvarez
Whim of Wanderlust: Jewelry and Wall Painting
Behind The Images
To make things even difficult, we didn’t know what each street painter was going to create until the middle of Friday. We’ve contacted Julie to model for one of the painting and Destiny to do the make up and hair.
Julie Michelle is actually a makeup artist and is pursing a model career as she is finishing up her studies as a makeup and hairstylist at blah blah. We’ve met her on one of our editorial for Radii Wear and worked with her in other projects throwout the years.
Destiny Alvarez was introduced to us to our close friend Rowena, owner of, The Power Room in Old Town Temecula. She is just a pleasure to work with and we’ve put her to work as a model as well that day.
Whim of Wanderlust, is a husband and wife team, that creates hand crafted jewelry and unique paintings. Cecilia and Roger was our next door neighbor at the event and wanted to do some quick editorial with their jewelry designs. https://www.facebook.com/Whimsofwanderlust