The Virtual Paintout for June 2014 was Vladivostok, Russia. The Virtual Paintout, created and hosted by Bill Guffey, is where artists use Google Street View to find their view to paint. This was my 23rd. month participating and I wish I had started sooner. There were some great cities I missed. I really find it so much fun to virtually look around these areas of the world I'll never be able to see in person.
Vladivostok seemed unusual and the area to look around was vast. There were thousands of blocks of public housing complexes, and old railroad box cars being put to use everywhere. I didn't have time to look around as much as I would like to but there was only one area the Google vehicles traveled where I found the sun shining. It seemed very dreary there. I was happy to find a view with a clothesline which is something I've been wanting to paint. I tried using some watercolor pencils but I see it's like when I first started using gouache...I'm not doing it correctly. More practice/experimenting needed!
|5 x 7" Gouache and Pencil|
|5 x 7" Watercolor|