Saturday, March 10, 2012

First Submission to Virtual Paintout.

One of my goals at the beginning of the year was to make myself be more creative.  I found the Virtual Paintout site last summer and it really perked my interest, but I'm just now getting a chance to enter.  So, this is my first submission.  The location this month is St. Petersburg, Russia.  Let me preface to say that this experience really changed my idea of what Russia is like.  The area of St. Petersburg was so beautiful and green.  The houses were really neat, my favorites were somewhat old, and run-down, but almost all of them had great gardens behind them.  Very neat.  I liked the unique architecture of this house.  That's what drew me to it.  
 The painting is acrylic on an 8x10-inch piece of hardboard although the painting doesn't go to the edges.  I cropped the image for my submission.  I like the image both uncropped and cropped.  My reference image from Google Street View is HERE.
I have this painting for sale in my Etsy shop HERE.

Here's hoping this is the first of many submissions.