For the December 2014 Virtual Paintout Bill Guffey chose Rome, Italy. Artists use Google Street View to look around and find a view they would like to paint in the month's specified city, or area. Anyone can join in and submit a painting to Bill who puts them on his blog and on Facebook. Rome was an exciting place and a challenge for me. I found it difficult to find a spot that didn't have many many cars blocking the view of what might be nice to paint. Of course I try to find something to paint that is a little reminiscent of the location. In Rome I could look from a blimp's-eye-view of a quaint-looking street, but then when I went to the street view it would be jammed with cars. There were also many interesting streets lined with walls. Not so picturesque. As always, I wished for more time to look around. Looking forward to next month!
|5 x 7" Gouache|
|5 x 7" Watercolor|