Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Virtual Paintout

Have you seen Bill Guffey's Virtual Paintout blog? I have always loved to study maps for fun. I love Google Maps and the street view makes you realize that most places around the world don't look that much different than home. I decided to participate in Bill's challenge this month which was Belfast, Ireland.

Here are the coordinates the Street View I picked for my painting : +54 37' 39.56", -5 50' 14.22" or try seeing it with this link.

I found this view on an unmarked side road off Old Holywood Rd near Firmount Crescent. Surprised that the lane had Street View, but no street name was listed on the map. It looks like an entry road to a large cemetery, with a couple walking, and trying to get out of the way of the truck with the camera taking the map photos. What I thought was interesting is that in the Street View, it appears the couple is walking to the cemetery to leave flowers at a grave site.

Here is my painting, which is 8" x 10" and painted in oils. I moved the guy on the right closer to the girl, and made her walk directly at us.


Nancy Goldman said...

I love that you posted the actual photo. Great job editing! The painting turned out very well. I'm going to participate in the virtual paintout for the first time this month. I have my picture and it is drawn on the canvas. Tomorrow is starting day! Have you done the paintouts before?

AutumnLeaves said...

Followed you here from the Virtual Paintout site and really like your work! I will be back (said Ahnold style)!

Nartizt said...

Thanks for stopping by, come back soon!