The Virtual Paintout for May 2014 was the southern parks area of Chile. Created by Bill Guffey, artists use Google Street View in the month's chosen area to find their views to paint. Just like plein air painting (sort of... no hot sun or dogs drinking my watercolor water, etc.) but online. I really enjoy it since I'll never get to see all of these locations in person. It's really fascinating. I must say, I saved more views from this area than I have for any other virtual paintouts, and I only looked around two towns and a little countryside. Almost everywhere I looked, the light was amazing. I don't know if this was because of the time of day the photos were taken or the way the sun looks in southern Chile. It was hard to choose just two views to paint. Looking forward to the June location!
|5 x 7" Watercolor|
|5 x 7" Gouache|