Monday, March 4, 2013

Cottage Lane



6" x 6"
oil on mDF

You can view or purchase this painting here.

The Virtual Paintout location for March is Vilnius, Lithuania. I had no preconceptions whatsoever about Vilnius—it turns out to be a really beautiful city. Wonderful architecture, both old and contemporary, churches and monuments all over the place, lots of parks, broad avenues... and best of all, mostly nice weather when the Googlecar drove through.

In 2010 or 2011, somewhere around there, they upgraded their cameras, and it's a HUGE difference. Go to this location in Charleston, South Carolina, and then click the "go forward" symbol (^) on the ground, and toggle back and forth. You'll be shocked at the enormous difference between the 2007 and the 2011 camera.

http://goo.gl/maps/5W27Q

Anyway. I found this little house while cruising past the Bernadine Cemetery. There was a gorgeous, huge tree and a nice gateway, but the light wasn't great, so I headed up the street and found this little gem.

4 comments:

  1. I thought the photo quality was much better than it used to be. I wonder if they'll redo the areas done with the old cameras. I really like your little cottage. The stone pathway is so charming. I've been out of town and haven't had time for a proper tour of Vilnius yet but I'm looking forward to it.

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    1. It's a huge difference. I hope they redo North Carolina; most of the state is from 2007 and looks AWFUL.

      Vilnius seems smaller than Valparaiso, but it's a very pretty city, and the countryside is fabulous. You'll probably find a lot of nice scenes.

      By the way, congratulations on winning the Cindy Haase painting!

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  2. Great color, light and composition. Love the subject matter too.

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