Yes, a whole year of participating in the Virtual Paintout! I've had a lot of fun virtually looking around cities all over the world. Bill Guffey created the Virtual Paintout and selects the month's location. Artists use Google Street View to find their view to draw or paint. We submit the artwork to Bill and he posts everyone's work on Facebook and on his blog.
For July 2013, the paintout location was Charleston, South Carolina. I've never been to Charleston and it was a very beautiful city to look around. Many striking tree-lined streets and old buildings. The very first spot I looked at was something wonderful to paint. I did a small watercolor of that location on George Street. There is a pretty harbor I was considering, but for a second piece I chose the gazebo in White Point Gardens. It's a 5x7" gouache. Such an exciting project. I'm looking forward to more virtual paintouts.
|5" x 7" Watercolor|
|5" x 7" Gouache|