Friday, February 19, 2010

A virtual on sight painting


This is my first attempt to be part of the Virtual Paint Out folks. The assignment this month was San Francisco so I went to Google Maps and tried to find an interesting place to paint. I found that was the hardest part of the assignment; I couldn't find anything but boring streets and buildings. I tried to get to China Town or the Wharf but my little yellow man in Google maps wasn't too cooperative. I finally settled on this charming Cafe on The Embarcadero. I'm not sure what the hoop things are for but they made interesting shapes and shadows. When I sent the picture off, I got messages from my server that they couldn't deliver the message but they would keep trying. I haven't checked with www.virtualpaintout to see if it was finally delivered. I hope it's there. I also have hoped to try the 20 minute challenge and post on their blog, too, but so far I haven't tried to paint a 20 minute picture. It sounds like fun, though.

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I started watercolor painting earnestly in 1991 after I moved to Florida. My husband and I are retired, and we are both artists. We both have works displayed  at the Wildchild Gallery in Matlacha Florida.