Monday, June 29, 2009

3 via Delle Cascine, florence, Italy

3 Via Delle Cascine, Florence, Italy. This is the second painting I did for The Virtual Paintout. I think I like it better than the first one. I will submit it also. I don't know if that is allowed, but I did see another artist that listed two paintings earlier in the month. There are some really nice paintings that have been entered. I hope that this challenge will help me improve my skills in painting buildings.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Viale degli Olmi

Here is my first attempt for a new painting challenge I ran across that is called "The Virtual Paintout". At the first of each month a new city is listed from Google's Virtual map. Any artist that is interested can click on the map link that will take them to the vitual map of that particular challenge and use the little yellow man to walk the streets of the city to find what they would like to paint. The artists then have a month to finish and submit the paintings.
I found several places, printed them and chose two to paint. I will post this one today and try to finish the other one and post it either tonight or tommorrow (it is turning out to be the better of the two paintings). This one is a 5 3/4" x 4 1/2" oil on canvas and is for sale for $49.95. Email me at with "painting" in the subject line to purchase.