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|