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Tuesday, 29 June 2010

The Virtual Paintout - June Challenge.

This month's Virtual Paintout challenge was ultra-enjoyable for me - a trip to Hawaii. As usual, I found it difficult to choose a juicy scene to paint from mainly because the whole island is "juicy". In the end, I decided to move away from those swaying palms of the shoreline and find something more urban and dare I say it, mundane? I looked round some of the back alleys for graffiti and found nothing very inspiring or painterly, but with a bit of luck I alighted on a delightful mural outside an art school. Not too difficult to paint, but photographing that glossy black was a bit of a headache. I decided to replicate the linear work of the mural by painting the figure as a 'walking drawing'. Nearly pulled it off. Give yourself a treat and pop over to The Virtual Paintout challenge blog and look at all the marvellous paintings - they're an absolute treat this month!


"Art School Mural" - 12, S. Pauahi Street, Honolulu, Hawaii"
Oil on Gessoed Board - 12" x 12"

Scene painted from Google Maps with permission.

Link to scene is here.

Screen Shot of Actual Scene.

10 comments:

Chartan said...

Absolutely wonderful! and so different from "the pack".

Anne C M Campbell said...

Thanks Charlotte!!

Renee Brennan said...

I like your "walking drawing"....perhaps he was going to meet up with the yellow man :)

Linda Popple said...

This is fantastic! Very creative!

Anne C M Campbell said...

Thanks Renee! Yes, and I nearly painted my man yellow as well.

Anne C M Campbell said...

Thanks Linda!

AutumnLeaves said...

Absolutely fabulous! Love the juxtaposition of the drawing of the pedestrian against the more petroglyphic forms of the mural too. They way you've handled her (the pedestrian) makes it appear as the sidewalk too is part of the mural now. Cool effect! Well done, Anne!

Anne C M Campbell said...

Thanks Sherrie - I hadn't noticed the pedestrian making the whole thing looking like a mural - thanks for pointing that out!

A.Decker said...

"Nearly pulled it off."(?!) I'd say you did pull it off. Nice work.

Anne C M Campbell said...

A. Decker - Many thanks for the compliment. (Sorry couldn't find your first name).