April was another interesting month to participate in the Virtual Paintout. Bill Guffey hosts and chooses a location that Google Street View vehicles have covered. Bill posts the artists' submissions on his blog and on Facebook. Artists virtually "walk" around and choose a view to draw or paint. It's always exciting to see what other painters found for their views.
As always I wished for more time to browse around the Kingdom of Bhutan. The internet says it is most famous for its ranking as the happiest country in Asia. It's located at the eastern end of the Himalayas, very mountainous. To me there seemed to be a peaceful look to the characteristic "castle fortress" architecture style, like the Buddhist monasteries built on cliffs in the clouds. Unfortunately no Google Street View there!
|5" x 7" Watercolor|
|7" x 5" Gouache|