Friday, January 25, 2013

Ballavitchel Road

8" x 6"

You can view and purchase this painting here.

This is the first time I participated in the Virtual Paintout. It's a great idea—instead of physically meeting up, participating artists paint scenes from a pre-determined location using Google streetview. This month's location is The Isle of Man. Fortuitously, the Google car was there on a gorgeous, sunny day, and using their newer high-res cameras. Every square inch of that island is insanely photogenic!

I screen-captured about 30 images. The location changes at the end of the month, so I'll probably only get this one painting submitted to the Virtual Paintout blog, but no reason I can't continue painting the other scenes.

Generally I like to paint places I know—where I live—or my own photos from places I've visited. It makes my artwork personal to me. But this is too fun to resist.

WARNING: It's easy to spend hours looking at these beautiful scenes.  


  1. Beautiful color and light!

    And you're right about Street View; hours disappear.

  2. The light and shadow caught my eye, nice.


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