Virtual Paintout…NOV. 2013 (Iceland)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWaterfall – “Skogarfoss, South Iceland”
8″ x 10″ (Oil on Canvas Board)

November 2013 – Iceland

 This month we travel to Iceland. I chose a waterfall scene. It’s size is deceptive, those little images are people walking up to see the falls. They can climb up the right-hand mountain and go all the way up to look down on the falls. It would be an interesting place to visit.

Travel to the Iceland (Virtually) yourself on Google Maps and see the world from Google Street View.  See this month’s Virtual Paintout here… http://virtualpaintout.blogspot.com/2013/11/iceland-november-2013.html

Virtual Paintout…OCT. 2013 (Lima, Peru)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“Street Vendor”
8″ x 10″ (Oil on Canvas Board)

October 2013 – Lima, Peru

 This month we travel to Lima, Peru. Lima has a very diverse geography. I chose a village street scene in the hills above Lima. There are many street markets and vendors, with everything for sale for daily life. This vendor was a butcher selling chicken parts. A small scale next to his umbrella cart must be used to weigh the meat. I think the dog is waiting for a handout.

Travel to the Lima, Peru (Virtually) yourself on Google Maps and see the world from Google Street View.  See this month’s Virtual Paintout here… http://virtualpaintout.blogspot.com/

Virtual Paintout…Sept 2013 (Isle of Wight)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“Country Cottage”
9″ x 12″ (Oil on Canvas Board)

September 2013 – Isle of Wight

This month we travel to the Isle of Wight, located in the English Channel. The Isle of Wight has a lengthy history, and a wonderful variety of geography to go along with it. I found this country cottage and tried to make it look like a “back-in-time” scene. Hope you enjoy.

Travel to the Isle of Wight (Virtually) yourself on Google Maps and see the world from Google Street View.  See this month’s Virtual Paintout here… http://virtualpaintout.blogspot.com/

Virtual Paintout…AUGUST 2013 (Detroit)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“Vermont Street”
8″ x 10″ (Oil on Canvas Board)

August 2013 – Detroit

 This month we travel to the city of Detroit, Michigan. Detroit has been in the news a lot lately, particularly due to the city filing bankruptcy. I found this man sitting on his front porch. Maybe he’s thinking of better times? Many of the neighborhoods were just bare lots, where the city had removed the old homes and buildings.

Travel to the Detroit (Virtually) yourself on Google Maps and see the world from Google Street View.  See this month’s Virtual Paintout here… http://virtualpaintout.blogspot.com/

Virtual Paintout…July 2013 (Charleston)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“Gillon Street”
8″ x 10″ (Oil on Canvas Board)

July 2013 – Charleston, SC

This month’s Virtual Paintout takes us to Charleston, South Carolina. I found this cobble stone street, draped in shadows from the overhanging tree. This is in an older historical area of the city, near the French Quarter and Downtown Charleston.

Travel to the Charleston (Virtually) yourself on Google Maps and see the world from Google Street View.  See this month’s Virtual Paintout here… http://virtualpaintout.blogspot.com/

Virtual Paintout…June 2013 (Azores)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“Aurora Cafe”
8″ x 10″ (Oil on Canvas Board)

Virtual Paintout – June 2013

This month’s “Virtual Paintout” takes us to the Azores, a group of volcanic islands in the North Atlantic Ocean about 1500 km west of Portugal. I found this quaint side street “CAFE” and just had to paint the sign. I reminds me of the Main Street Bakery and Cafe here in Grapevine. Everyone likes to stop by for coffee and a chat!

Travel to the Azores (Virtually) yourself on Google Maps and see the world from Google Street View.  See this month’s Virtual Paintout here… http://virtualpaintout.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-azores-june-2013.html

Virtual Paintout…May 2013 (Venice)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“Narrow Lane – Lido de Jesolo”-Venice, Italy
8″ x 10″ (Oil on Canvas Board)

Virtual Paintout – May 2013

This month’s “Virtual Paintout” takes us to Lido di Jeloso, Italy.  This little sliver of land is located in the Venice province of Italy, and boasts a 15 km long beach for the many tourists that flock here each year. I found this narrow lane with fishing boats along a peaceful waterway and decided to try painting it.

Travel to “Italy” yourself on Google Maps and see the world from Google Street View.  See this month’s Virtual Paintout here… http://virtualpaintout.blogspot.com/2013/05/lido-di-jeloso-may-2013.html

Virtual Paintout…April 2013 (Bulgaria)

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Garden Lady, Bulgaria (6″ x 8″)

Oil on Canvas Board

This month’s “Virtual Paintout” takes us to Bulgaria. I found this scene on Google Street View of a woman working in her backyard garden. It’s early spring and things are just beginning to bloom.  Travel to “Bulgaria” yourself on Google Maps and see the world from Google Street View.  See this month’s Virtual Paintout here… http://virtualpaintout.blogspot.com/

Virtual Paintout…Feb. 2013 (Chili)

Blue House (8″ x 10″)
Oil on Canvas Board

This month we travel to the area around Valparaiso, Chile in South America..   Chile is on the west, Pacific side of South America. This area is very mountainous and Valparaiso seems to be a large port for loading and unloading large cargo ships. I found this blue Victorian house that sits on a steep hill overlooking the busy shipping port below. A very striking landmark.  Travel to “Chili” yourself on Google Maps and see the world from Google Street View.  See this month’s Virtual Paintout here… http://virtualpaintout.blogspot.com/