Friday, July 31, 2015

Virtual Paintout - Santa Fe!

Each month I enjoy participating in the Virtual Paintout.  Bill Guffey chooses a location for the month and artists virtually choose their views to paint using Google Street View.  I like seeing so many places I will never visit in person.  Plus it's good painting practice as well as practice translating what I see onto paper.  
For me this month had an odd twist.  On June 28th, we were at a restaurant talking with the waitress about her trip to Alamogordo, New Mexico.  At home I was working on my Virtual Paintout pieces for the June location in Estonia.  As our waitress chatted I was thinking it would be neat to have a Virtual Paintout location in New Mexico.  On July 1st., I found out the location for this month would be Santa Fe!  It was interesting to see quite a few areas in the city with snow on the ground. 

It's been three years, 36 months, that I've been participating and Santa Fe is only the second location that I've actually visited.  Washington D.C. was the other.  Wondering where August will be!


5" x 7" Gouache


5" x 7" Watercolor


Google Street View car reflected in a window

    

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    1. Thank you Joani, I really appreciate it!

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  2. These are really nice as usual Sherry. Your shadows and their colors are so rich and interesting. Great that the trees were without leaves so you could play with all the linear elements in both trees and shadows. Love too that one is gouache and one is WC.

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    1. Thanks Jody! When I first started trying gouache, I used the Virtual Paintout pieces as a practice opportunity.

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  3. Love how you create such nice works from scenes I might just pass over, guess thats all your experience. I reconised your works on FB shown on VP immediately, your style is honed Sherry

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    1. Thank you Lorraine! I remember when you participated a few times too.

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  4. Well done, as always. I enjoy "traveling" with you, Sherry. Looking forward to what's next.

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  5. your painting is a much needed improvement on the real thing

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