Friday, December 11, 2009

virtual paint-out: mexico city

Yesterday I visited Charlene's blog, 1150 Words, and found out about a great blog started by Bill Guffey called Virtual Paintout: he selects a city (previous months have included Amsterdam, Baltimore, Lisbon and London) and you select a scene to paint using Google's Street View (which is totally addictive: last night was the first time I used it and I spent about two hours moving my little icon around).
You have until the end of December to submit paintings to Bill's blog, so take a look.


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Anonymous said...

What a great idea. Must check it out. I the subjects you chose and your compositions and colors.

RHCarpenter said...

Love that little white bug! These are great - you have come back with a vengeance!! I'll have to check out the VP, too. Google streetscenes are addictive :)

Lindsay said...

cool idea and I love your take on the vistas!

Mark McC said...

Wow, what cool sites -- both the painting one and google street scenes. And I'm glad you took the bait and did a few. I like your street scenes as much as your flowers, fruit, and beach views.

Charlene Brown said...

These are lovely paintings, Laura -- and I'm happy to take credit for introducing you to Virtual Paintout.

Art with Liz said...

It is a great blog isn't it? and you've done Mexico quite proud!

Nancy said...

OMG! Another way to spend more time on the computer! Thanks for this info, Laura! I can't believe that map site -- I found my son's and daughter's houses (and my own, of course). And, I've picked out a couple of shots for the challenge in Mexico City. Can't wait to start!

Sherry said...

Fantastic! LOL, I've never seen Peggy's Cove when it was fogged in! I need to try this, for sure.

Gillian said...

I love your gentle and soft watercolours. Street View is great, isn't it!
By the way, if you use Google Earth to use Street View rather than Maps the images are bigger and you can save them.


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