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Friday, 30 April 2010

The Virtual Paintout - April Challenge

This is my first submission to the Virtual Paintout Challenge. Choosing a scene to paint from the Google Map of the Canary Islands was, for me, a major part of this challenge. I chose about ten corners of the Canary Islands I thought would force a good painting out of me, but in the end I stayed with a scene I thought would be easy, but it wasn’t. I cannot say I am happy about this work but I pulled something together in the end. I could have gone in a bit closer to get the painting of the palm trees on the side of the house and made a quirky feature out of that, but I have learned valuable lessons from this one. One interesting thing I found out about the Tenerife flag is that it is identical to the flag of Scotland, only it is a darker, navy blue, so I thought I would just add this in as a little folly. A huge thanks to Bill Guffey for putting this challenge together!

"Calle Tequeste - Puerto de la Cruz - Canary Islands, Spain"
Oil on Gessoed Board - 12" x 12" (Approx.)


Scene painted from Google Maps with permission.


A link to the scene I chose from the Google Maps is here.

8 comments:

Becky Drees said...

Very nice, Anne! I especially like your work on the rock ledge.

Ralph said...

You may not be happy with it but it is so full of wonderful colour and vibrancy I like it very much.

Anne C M Campbell said...

Thanks for stopping by Becky. I started to enjoy doing the rock ledge towards the end!

Anne C M Campbell said...

Thanks Ralph!

AutumnLeaves said...

Well done, Anne! Oh to leave seaside like that. I cannot imagine the gorgeous views all day, every day. I think you chose wonderfully!

Anne C M Campbell said...

Thanks Sherry! Yes, one of the benefits of painting this was the realisation that I needed a holiday.

Chartan said...

Really cool Anne! I love the mural. Oh this is fabulous that you joined.... I'm "on the road" so not always on the internet, but so glad you posted a pic on Virtual Paintout!!!

Anne C M Campbell said...

Hi Charlotte - thanks for compliment. Yes, I jumped in on this one and I am glad I did even though it was harder than I thought. Enjoy the 'on the road' stuff.