Monday, October 11, 2010

The Virtual Paintout Entry


This is my entry for "The Virtual Paintout" hosted by Bill McGuffy.  It is a house in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.  In this painting challenge, a place in the world is chosen by Bill and we artists go visit via Google Street Maps.  There, we cruise the streets via the little golden man and decide on a view we like and paint it using Google maps.  Then we send the link and the painting to Bill who posts it on his blog:
Mexico is a vibrant place with many, what I call 'busy' scenes.  So I found it difficult to choose something at my skill level, which is not very high.  You should visit Bill's blog and see some really good paintings done this month.  It's definitely worth the visit.

10 comments:

photowannabe said...

Great perspective. I like the linear feel of your picture.

Mike said...

What an intriguing idea! Great picture :)

Cheryl said...

What a great challenge! I love all the pictures folks chose to paint. Yours fits right in.

MorningAJ said...

What do you mean not very high skill level? This is wonderful! The shading is fantastic. You should be really pleased with yourself!

jabblog said...

I think that's a difficult challenge and you've certainly stepped up to the mark.

Jose said...

Yeah, I can definitely see the Mexican architecture. When I went to Mexico two years ago I got to see a couple of houses like this one.

Wanda said...

Hi Chris... You really have captured Mexico in this one. Love the colors and the stucco effect.

BTW I did go visit the other artists that do this challenge, and was really impressed with all of the entries.

Good job!!!

Wanda said...

Know you are busy..but a new Art Challenge is up ~~ a variety of Animals to choose from! No pressure, no deadlines, just let me know when you have something ready to post.

kaybee said...

I think you did a great job, Chris -- not an easy challenge at all. When I have more time, I think I'd lke to try. I love using the little yellow man!

Morning's Minion said...

J. became quite adept at using the goggle man when we were researching properties. It seems amazing to me that you can paint a scene using the rather fuzzy images as a guide.
The parts of Mexico we've visited seemed to have a shabby flamboyance--very bright colors set side by side.