Jan. Virtual Paintout

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.


Numero Dos: Virtual Paintout Mexico

The month of December is quickly winding down so I thought I would submit one more painting to the Virtual Paintout for Mexico. 

This painting is the Apatlaco, Iztacalco, D.f., area in Mexico City.  The street was an amazing feast for the eyes, with street vendors on both sides of it (and down the middle of it, too) along with shops of all kinds.  This shop was a “unisex” barbershop which was graced with a beautiful bouganvillea bush.

Click on the link above to visit the Virtual Paintout site and enjoy the wonderful interpretations of Mexico City by various artists.


Feliz Navidad–Virtual Paintout Dec.

Hola!  Just in time to warm you up for the holidays—the Virtual Paintout location for the month of December is South of the border in Mexico City

My entry is for the area called Stand de Tiro.  As before, you can view all the entries for this month and past months on Bill Guffey’s great website.  Just click on the link above.  While you’re there, click on any photo to see an enlarged view.


Nov. Paintout #2

Because I went a wee bit overboard with my entries into last month’s Virtual Paintout, I’m atoning for that by just entering two into the paintout for November. 

This one is 66 Ochterloney St., Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.   As with the others, you can click on any of the photos on the website and that will allow you to see an enlarged view of the paintings.







Virtually Painted Out


Okay, this is my last painting for the Virtual Paintout for October.  Really.  This one is The Royal Bar in Belfast.

I’m going to be doing a marathon “Memaw” gig with the grandkids for the next week and a half, staying at their house overnight and taking them to school and picking them up in the afternoons.  My daughter will be in N. Carolina showing her most recent furniture designs at the big furniture mart in Highpoint, and my son-in-law will be finishing up his last week at the police academy (yay!) and will take his final exam at the end of the week.  There is one week left after that of practice tests for the state exam. 

It has been a long five months of his leaving every morning at 5:30 am for the commute to Austin, tons of state and local penal codes to memorize, physical tests of endurance, practice encounters with “bad guys” (and gals), being pepper sprayed and then still having to run several obstacle courses under the effects, the list goes on and on what he’s gone through to achieve his dream.  We’re very proud of him and have infinite respect for the men and women in blue who are there to protect us every day.

So, I will be coming home every other day or so to make sure the cats haven’t eaten Hubby, but I don’t know about creating any new cartoons or other artwork.  Well….maybe some cartoons.  hee hee

Pray for us—I think we’ll need it.  My grandson was coughing yesterday at McDonald’s, so I think we might be in for it.


Virtual Paintout Smackdown

Well, I sucked it up and decided to enter the Virtual Paintout for Lisbon this month!  Nothing like waiting until the last minute, but what else is new?  For those of you who haven’t heard of it, this is the website where you can enter art work created using Google’s street view for inspiration.  Any medium can be employed, but the subject has to be something that can be viewed on the street view of the city of the month which has been selected by fantastic artist Bill Guffney. 

As I said, this month it was Lisbon, Portugal.  I’ve never been there, but after “driving” down its streets and looking at many, many buildings, I can tell you I feel like I’ve been there—minus the jet lag and the weight gain from what I’m sure is wonderful food. 

So, here’s a sneak peek of my offering.  Please go to the website and check out the terrific art work from the other great artists. 

I want to be just like them when I grow up. 

You can click on each of the art works for an enlarged, closeup view.  Enjoy!