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Lækjarmót, South, Iceland.

 

 

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For the latest Virtual Paintout.  Took some artistic license, created a hint of a small path to bring the viewer into the painting.

9″ x 12″

Oil on canvas board.

Original Street View.

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Mountain Road, Azores

Switched to pastels for the June 2013 Virtual Paintout.  This is on the southeast end of the larger island (São Miguel), on a road in the plateau between Fagundas and Faial da Terra .  Just in case you decide to vacation there…  Google Maps location.

 

Mountain Road, Azores

Mountain Road, Azores

Pastel on Canson paper

8 1/2 x 11

 

 

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Chena Hot Springs Road

“Chena Hot Springs Road” 12″ x 9″ Acrylic. Part of the Virtual Paintout series. This month, we traveled to Fairbanks, Alaska. What you are seeing here is the Chena River, which is a 100-mile-long (160 km) river in the Interior region of Alaska. Chena Hot Springs Road crosses and recrosses this meandering river at least a dozen times. It flows generally west from the White Mountains to the Tanana River near the city of Fairbanks, which is built on both sides of the river.
"Chena Hot Springs Road" 12" x 9" Acrylic

"Chena Hot Springs Road"

Link to the original Google Street View.

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La Rue de la Ville Bree, Saint Martin, United Kingdom

My second acrylic, just submitted to Virtual Paintout.  This is another Google Streetview painting (you can find the original here), taken from a little town in the northeast part of the island of Jersey, off the coast of France. Although the island is part of the U.K., all the city and street names reflect the island’s French pedigree. As a descendent of both French and English, I can relate, so to speak.

"La Rue de la Ville Bree, Saint Martin, United Kingdom"

"La Rue de la Ville Bree, Saint Martin, United Kingdom"

This seemed to be a particularly tough Paintout. The streets are so narrow that many of the more attractive scenes are blownout on the bottom half, rendering them useless for painting (unless that’s the look you’re going for).

I can see that my work is improving, but I have a long way to go.

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