Tuesday, 30 November 2010

The Virtual Paintout - November Challenge

I loved the idea of painting Rio de Janeiro and I was hoping to send in three paintings being my usual over-ambitious self, but after flopping on the first one, I decided to take the plunge and do this gorgeous window at Louis Vuitton. I was going to do it in oils but I am so glad I used gouache because it is so much faster and I sent this in at the last minute. I chose a window again, because I just adore painting them. They are often works of art in themselves and the reflections are a major challenge, but massive fun. I've shown the screenshot below my work which gives an idea of what inspired me. And to think I was giving up on challenges. It just goes to show one never knows what will happen.

"Window at Louis Vuitton - Ave. Garcia de Avila, Rio De Janeiro"
Gouache on Watercolour Paper - 11.5" x 11.5" (Approx.)

All scenes painted from Google Streetmaps with permission.


Jean Nelson Paintings and Photography said...

Anne, I really like the abstract look this window affords, the colors are fabulous. Very nice - love it.

Chartan said...

utterly fabulous Anne! maybe you just needed to let things jell for awhile. JUST FABULOUS!

Anne C M Campbell said...

Jean - thanks for the compliment.

Anne C M Campbell said...

Charlotte - thanks so much for your compliment! "Fabulous" - I'm grateful for that as I always get the jitters sending in to challenges. Yes, let things just wallow for a while..... ;-)