Monday, March 4, 2013

The Virtual Paintout - Valparaiso, Chile!

I really enjoy trying Bill Guffey's Virtual Paintout challenges.  Bill chooses a city or country of the world where there is Google Street View available.  Any artists who want to participate choose their subject or view to draw or paint using Google Street View and then submit to Bill following his guidelines.  He posts everyone's submissions on his blog and on Facebook.  

The location for February 2013 was Valparaiso, Chile.  Wow, what a fun place to look around online.  Valparaiso is very hilly with some nice views of the harbor.  Lots of interesting homes on steep streets and in little canyons.  One thing that stood out to me, as well as some other artists, were the utility poles there.  They were very eye catching since they seemed stuffed with wires coming and going in all directions.  Lots of loops of wires hanging off, looking like a nightmare to figure out.  

As I like to do I tried gouache for one piece and transparent watercolor for the other, both are small, 5x7".  Always a fun project.   

5" x 7" gouache

5" x 7" watercolor



14 comments:

  1. Beautiful work Sherry. I am so happy you commented on my blog....it led me to you! Cannot wait to see more.

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    1. Hi Carol, thanks to you too for visiting and commenting!

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    1. Thanks Lorraine! These two pieces went well.

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  3. Sherry, always fun to see your selections, and of course, your great technique. Thanks for bringing us along!

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    1. Thank you as always Terry! I have so much fun seeing these places I'll never get to visit.

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  4. The pole and the wires look like a magic dragonfly in picture #2.

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    1. What a neat observation! A magic dragonfly sounds great to me.

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  5. Sherry, what a wonderful blog.. Your very talented, love your impressionism .. Thanks so much for your comments on my blog.. BJ

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    1. Hi, and thanks for visiting and leaving such a nice comment. I especially loved your crow and ostrich.

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  6. Hi Sherry, I like very much your impressionistic style. These two paintings are absolutely beautiful. Ciao!

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    1. Hi Tito! Thank you for visiting and such a nice comment.

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  7. Nice watercolors Sherry!! Been a while since I used them.

    ~Randall

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    1. Hi Randall, thanks for your nice comment!

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