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Sunday, 16 January 2011

The Virtual Paintout - January Challenge

It's good to be back on the "challenge" bandwagon again after a long hiatus and "The Virtual Paintout" is my personal favourite to enter each month. I had the usual trip around the city of the month, Boston, and I couldn't find any 'juicy' windows to paint, so I settled on boats of all things. The scene I chose here is not representative of Boston; it could be anywhere. I feel that with most of my past entries for this Challenge, my work has somehow evoked the character or feel of the city or place I am painting, but this grey scene, caught my eye. I think it was the challenge of the greyness of the water, the strip of boats across the centre and the potential to reduce it down to a brighter quasi abstract. I have another boat scene for Boston on the conveyor belt which might appear here in a couple of days, time permitting.

"Boston Boats - Interstate 93 - Boston, Mass., USA"
Gouache on Watercolour Paper - 9.25" x 8.5" (Approx.)

The screenshot from the Google Maps Scene

Click to see the scene directly on Google Maps ">HERE.

Painted from Google Maps with their kind permission.

9 comments:

Chartan said...

greyat! LOL. seriously it's wonderful. I always wait impatiently to see what you're going to do,

Anne C M Campbell said...

Oh thanks so much for that Charlotte - comments like these make me realise who my real allies are! :-)

AutumnLeaves said...

I love the abstract sense to this one, Anne. The pinks are perfection and that reflective surface of the water is stunning!

Jean-Baptiste Pelardon said...

Waow! Love the interpretation, the light, the colors, the angles. Shiny and deep at the same time. JBP

Anne C M Campbell said...

Thanks Sherry! It's nice when folk pick up on what I want them to. :-)

Anne C M Campbell said...

Thanks for the compliment JPB. Nice to see you here!

Anne C M Campbell said...

Sorry, I meant JBP!!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

This is just beautiful!!

Anne C M Campbell said...

Thanks Mary - much appreciated!