The Virtual Paintout for September was in Zealand! Not New Zealand, but Zealand. It is the largest island of Denmark. The capital of Denmark, Copenhagen, is partially located on Zealand.
The Virtual Paintout was created by and is hosted by Bill Guffey. I wrote about my first try at it in my post, "The Virtual Paintout". To participate in the Virtual Paintout, artists must find their reference to paint or draw by using Google Street View. The idea is to walk around the pre-determined area, chosen by Bill, as if you were participating in a real life paintout. Previous locations have been all over the world.
To me Zealand was overwhelming in the variety of painting opportunities. From cities, buildings and crowds, to miles of farms and quaint homes, to beach and harbor views. It's so much fun to use Google Street View to virtually see places I'll never be in person. I always have to finally stop browsing and settle on a view or two in order to get my painting submitted before the end of the month. Here are the two views I chose for the paintout in Zealand. For the first I felt like trying to paint some water again, and for the second piece I wanted to try a very neutral watercolor.