Paintings from Cirque du Soleil TOTEM San Francisco, 2011
The paintings you see below were created as part of my digital painting performances (56 in total) in the Tapis Rouge VIP tent at the Cirque du Soleil’s “Totem” show in San Francisco, October – December, 2011. At the bottom of this page are a few examples of drawings I made of some of the Totem Artistes backstage and in the employees cafe. A BIG thank you to all the wonderful people at Cirque du Soleil! You were all such a delight to work with.
The TOTEM show is stupendous!! I highly recommend it.
(See the BBC video on the Cirque du Soleil TOTEM show when they appeared at the Royal Albert Hall in London.)
Yurong, one of the Unicyclists with Bowls
Paintings from the series on display in my studio. Includes works on canvas, paper,
duratrans in light panel (TaDah Corp) and print on metal (BayPhoto).
Making use of the latest state-of-the-art digital painting technology, including Corel Painter 12
on a Macintosh computer with the Wacom Intuos4 Wireless pen tablet.
Preparing my canvas background before the Tapis Rouge guests arrive..
Denise and Massimo
Svetlana and Marina, The Crystal Ladies
Pippo (above) and Misha (below) keep the crowds laughing!
Alexander and Dimitri, Perch coach and flyer, father and son
Aliaksei and Mikalai, Russian Bars flyer and porter, brothers
Nikita (above) and Sasha (below), Russian Bars flyer and coach, son and father
Shandien, Hoop Dancer (and Nakotah’s sister)
Christian, drummer and singer
Modern man and Neanderthals (Yann, Gael andOlli)
The Scientist (Greg, unusual juggler…)
Rosalie and Louis-David performing “Lovebirds”
The wonderful band…
Sketches of Alya (above) and Gael (below)
Sketches of Misha (above) and Pippo (below) in the Cirque cafe…
Sketch of Louis-David
Please note that the Cirque du Soleil logos, trademarks and performance images are copyright Cirque du Soleil. They are are reproduced in this artistic interpretive form with kind permission for portfolio purposes only. No reproduction or usage of any of these images is permitted.
If you’re interested to see other examples of live action painting performances, then please also see Live Event Painting.