Wednesday, June 24, 2009



This painting was coming along quite well until I added the shadow! The shadow is from buildings that are across the street from this one. Just goes to show that I really MUST evaluate a photo reference more thoroughly before painting!! The photo I printed from the google map is shown on the far right. Virtual Paintout Blog sets up monthly challenges where a city is listed, along with the google map (street view), and participants can choose any scene from that city. You can print the scene right there on google maps. The address for this one is 4 via dei Banchi in Firenze, Tuscany, Italy. Check out the blog here
The Virtual Paintout







4 comments:

Pat said...

I forgot to tell you that your painting is great. I love the door and how you have taken artistic license. Happy 4th and have a great weekend. See you in Spain.
Pat

Krista Meister said...

I think the virtual painting idea is a great one! By the way, there is a blog award over at my blog with your name on it! Please stop by!

shana said...

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Emma Pod said...

This is such a cool thing! I love the Virtual Painting idea....thanks for sharing it. I'll have to try it too. This is a very nice painting and it's fun to see all of your recent work.