I decided to do one final (yeah, I know, you’ve heard that one before) entry to the Virtual Paintout for January, located on the beautiful island of Corsica.
I wanted to have some fun with this one and not angst over it too much (yeah, sure, like that’s going to happen!) so I did this one rather quickly while my grandkids were here watching some cartoons and having their weekly dose of Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Pebbles. (Am I a swell grandma or what?)
This one is 4 Boulevard Albert, Ajaccio, Southern Corsica. There were no people around to include in the picture, so I naughtily put Mr. Peg Man from Google street view search in front of the house. I thought he could be kind of like the Roaming Gnome in those travel ads. Maybe I’ll include him in other paintings in the future–I might hide him like Waldo for people to find. hee hee So, click on the image to enlarge it and, by all means, click on the above link to view the many wonderful entries for this month. What will February bring us for the new location? Stay tuned….
Since I’ve sworn off politics, I’ve found that it had been a huge time suck in my life. I spent way too much time checking in on Huffpost, Politics Daily, Politico and the like when I could have been doing something more productive—like plucking my eyebrows or flossing my teeth.
That being said, since I have more time on my hands now, I had no excuse not to do another entry for the Virtual Paintout for January, located in lovely Corsica this month.
Ever since I’ve been doing these I thought it would be fun to paint people waiting at a bus stop and was always on the lookout for some interesting characters. I happened upon a couple of ladies at a bus shelter at 10 Cours Napoleon, Ajaccio, Corsica and although I’m sure I haven’t done them justice, at least I’ve gotten my bus stop fixation out my system for now. haha
Click on the image for an enlarged view, and be sure to click on the link above to visit the Virtual Paintout site to see all the amazing art from other artists from around the world who have met “virtually” to paint Corsica this month.
Well, I finally got off my duff and did a painting for the January Virtual Paintout! About time.
This month the destination is the island of Corsica in the Mediterranean. It’s considered part of France but it’s actually closer geographically to Italy. It’s a very beautiful location with lots of wonderful landscapes but, of course, I chose to paint a street scene, the Boulevard Paoli in Bastia in northern Corsica.
I liked the way this girl was chatting on her cell phone in front of a clothing store, her body language somewhat mimicking the mannequins in the window. (Click on the image for an enlarged view.)
As always, click on the above link to go to the Paintout website where you can see all of this month’s entries and ones from previous locations.