Monday, June 30, 2014

Virtual Paintout - Vladivostok, Russia!

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


  1. wow the photos do show a gloomy place but not so your little paintings, love the washing on the line

    1. Thanks Lorraine, it was definitely gloomy at least where I looked.

  2. Your paintings never look dreary, no matter what the weather or scenery is like.

  3. You made something that looked boring and grey, really very nice. Clever you

  4. Gloomy days are never a problem for you, Sherry - two more winners - I love clothes lines too!

  5. Sherry, I think your watercolors are becoming more bold and saturated since you started using gouache! Very nice, both paintings. I always love seeing your everyday subjects - they're not always the most "scenic" locations, but your paintings always tell a story, which is even more important.