I'm enjoying participating in the monthly Virtual Paintout, it's just for fun. I'm late posting my two pieces again which I painted for the January location. It was The Isle of Man, another place I probably will never see in person. Bill Guffey created The Virtual Paintout and chooses each month's location. Artists use Google Street View to "drive" and "walk" around the month's location looking for their painting subject. The URL from the view we chose to paint is submitted to Bill with our artwork. Bill posts all of the submissions on his blog and on Facebook along with the artist's blog or website links. It's really interesting to see what people found to paint, and all of the different styles of drawing and painting.
For my visit to the Isle of Man I chose a colorful harbor scene which I painted in transparent watercolor. I also like to try gouache for this fun project and chose a really bright and colorful street scene. The buildings and flowering trees were so bright that they really caught my eye. I thought such bright colors would be difficult to accomplish with transparent watercolor. These are both 5x7".