It was Iceland for the November 2013 Virtual Paintout. I really enjoy participating in the Virtual Paintout each month. I'm sure I'll never get to see Iceland in person, so I can at least see some of it with Google Street View which artists use to find their virtual location to paint. Last month in Lima, Peru, I enjoyed painting some grand official-looking buildings and looked for a "capitol" area in Reykjavik but didn't find it. I'm sure with devoting more time to browsing I would find what I was looking for. One waterfront tourist area with whale watching tours caught my eye and I kept going back, even though on the day the Google car was there it was very overcast. I tried that view in gouache. I finally found some sun in another area for my second painting. One thing I've noticed from browsing around cities for the Virtual Paintout challenge is the graffiti. It's pervasive, spread throughout the world, even Iceland, which surprises me. Looking forward to the location for December!
|5 x 7" watercolor|
|5 x 7" gouache|