Monday, 26 April 2010

The Virtual Paintout

Yesterday I came across this very interesting blog, based on a marvellous idea to paint the Globe from photo references provided by Google Street View. The blog is called The Virtual Paintout, hosted by artist Bill Guffey. This month's project is to paint any view from the Canary Islands. The rules to participate are simple and well explained.
Although virtually, I really enjoyed »walking« the roads of the Canary Islands and discover places I've never been to. What most impressed me, were huge fields of wild flowers in every corner of the islands. Beautiful. If you love traveling, check out this blog. It's real fun.

In the second painting I tried to paint a scene from a past holiday. Burano is an island in the Venetian Lagoon. To contrast with Venice and it's natural pastel and earthy facades, houses in Burano are very colorful and brightly-painted. It looks like there is a general rule that not one house should be of similar color as the next one. Surprisingly, for so much color, the atmosphere of this little place is still very tasteful.
Because of my fear of color and strong tones the facades on this painting had faded out, but the memory of a beautiful day spent there is still very vivid.

After someone's request I've added a Translator to the page. Thank you very much for your interest.

Have a sunny week everybody.


Lin said...

Hi Jona! SO GLAD to see your wonderful paintings!! FANTASTIC job! Keep'em coming!! Love that site!

Tito said...

Ciao Jona, due soggetti e due acquerelli molto diversi, ma ambedue belli per la loro delicatezza e semplicità. A me hanno insegnato che saper semplificare un soggetto è molto importante e fa parte dell'arte della pittura.
Veramente interessante il blog "Virtual Paintout" che ci hai suggerito, grazie. Un abbraccio. Tito.

maria elena said...

Hola encanta lo que cuentas sobre los cuadros y ahora puedo comprender mejor por el traductor... besitos y gracias por pasar a visitarme..!!!