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Colorado Chalk Artists at Crested Butte

Denver area chalk artists hired to be the highlight of the Crested Butte Wine and Food Festival, 2013. We were honored to be a part of the event. It was a whirlwind day. The town of Crested Butte is located at 10,000 feet in altitude. The event was in the middle of July, during the…

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Just a Pesky Dandelion Chalk Art Piece

A dandelion chalk art illusion from a basic class demo turns out pretty awesome. Last Wednesday I conducted a one day seminar on the process of chalk art for a number of high schoolers. We had a great time under the sun and after giving them a brief history of chalk art and teaching them…

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Chalk Art Event – Parker Days

We were invited to the Parker Days chalk art event in 2013. It was a very short event, with only four hours to pull off our piece. I had always had this crazy idea of doing something with baseball in my chalk art. Still exploring what I could do with 3D chalk art illusions, and…

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The People of the Chalk

Welcome to the inaugural blog of the “People of the Chalk.” This is the place of honest, fun, and raw accounts of the adventures of myself (Benjamin) and Cherish as we tour the world doing our chalk art. For the longest time, I struggled with defining myself as an artist and an illustrator. There are…

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Sailboats – Work in Progress

This is an unfinished piece that I am currently working on. I started it in late January, mixed all my colors and was ready to dig right in. But then life happened and I experienced a loss I had never known before when my father passed away February 2. My world was rocked and the…

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Easter Card Designs

10-pack Easter Greeting Card Designs More than just bunnies and candy, Easter is such an important holiday. While we celebrate a birth on Christmas, Easter we celebrate a rebirth, the Resurrection of the Savior who bore the curse of death upon Himself. Because of this, we are given a new life, a life of freedom,…

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Painted Wedding Portraits

A painted wedding portrait is a perfect gift to give this summer, as the wedding season heats up. It’s timeless, unique, and sure beats the other 50 coffee makers they will inevitably get. Between our different unique styles, and depending on your budget, we can craft a perfect portrait for that perfect couple.

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"Safe!" New Art by Benjamin Hummel

He’s reaching to steal second. The pitch is low and inside, which most pitches tend to be at this level. The batter was told to swing regardless, to distract the catcher, while the runner on first waits for the sign from his coach… who happens to also be his dad. “He’s scratching his nose. Does…

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Landscape to Paint: Colorado's Hill Country

In today’s edition of New Art!, I’m always impressed with some of the spectacular scenery the state of Colorado has to offer, from the flat Eastern plains to the sharp cliffs of Ouray and Telluride. In the middle of teaching a landscape painting class, I painted this piece as a class demo from a photo…

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Stop Motion Easter Animation – Matthew 26:31

Part of the core of what we do at Painting for Life is our faith. As the Easter season approaches, we do occasionally like to bring attention to our belief in a loving God who sent His Son to redeem a cursed world through a cruel sacrifice. In Matthew 26:31, Jesus predicts His death by…

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