Headlining today’s post … Homegrown – artists Javier Padilla and Abner de Jesus of Colectiva Verde Luz collaborated on this striking mural
Street artists and graffiti writers from DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA and all along the Mid-Atlantic Coast converged on Earth Day weekend in Northeast DC for the 2017 Fine Lines Paint Jam. This year Words Beats and Life collaborated with Broccoli City to present this annual event.
The result of all this creative talent in one place? The 900 foot-long wall behind the Rhode Island Avenue Shopping Center is now chock-full of brand new, spectacular, eye-catching artwork.
It was fascinating watching each of the artists create their artwork from scratch. Here you can see Bake, Colectivo Verde Luz, Feln, Stoe, and Tuc in action.
Bake laying down the outline of his graffiti piece
Adding the various fill colors
Working on the fine details
Bake – the completed piece
Artists Javier Padilla and Abner de Jesus of Colectiva Verde Luz collaborated on this striking mural
Feln – laying down the base colors
Adding detail and shadowing for dimensionality
Feln – the completed piece
Stoe laying down the basic fill color
Building up the color palette
Stoe – the completed piece
Documenting his work
Yikes – look out Tuc
Adding the fill colors
Tuc checking details and determining next steps
Tuc – something wicked this way comes
Now proceed to scroll through the rest of the 2017 Fine Lines Paint Jam image gallery – starting with the murals.
Captivating mural by Richmond VA artist Nils Westergard
Lookin to the heavens – collaborative mural by NY artists Jenevieve and Carlito624
Agua – detail from the Earth Day mural by Baltimore artist Pablo Machioli (@reconnect)
Northern Lights – collaborative mural by Miss Chelove and Mas Paz
Hoo-hooo’s that under the Aurora Borealis – mural by Baltimore writer Mike Wake
People’s Climate March – The Power Is Yours! … mural by Monolith
Spectacular line-up left to right – Monolith, Miss Chelove, Mas Paz, Wake
Chocolate City – mural by DC artist Eric B (@versatilevice)
Thrush – work in progress by DC artist Michelle Shiyu Chen
Flowers are like the Black People – mural by Frank Alston Abbott
Take nothing but memories; leave nothing but footprints – mural by Depsone
Mural in progress by Shani
Now let’s look at the new burners and graffiti pieces.
Dat by Daniel Katz-Hernandez (@dkhdraws)
No fame here – Fame
Holy – PGC and BM Crews
Live forever – Mizta
Llvia by NJ’s renowned Leon Rainbow
Cesar Ochoa @c_e_s_a_r_t
Potty Mouth by Wiink Bell (@unclewiink)
Rei – by Rei21
Ruens – PGC and BM Crews
Sensi – one of Philly’s finest
One of Philly’s finest
Earth – by Toka
2Kind – by Greed One (AKA Dr Greedy)
Yest – PGC Crew
Plan now to attend Fines Lines Paint Jam 2018 next spring.
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