Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Virtual Paintout - San Francisco

Yellow house on 6th Avenue- Virtual Paintout

I love contour drawing.....
I've decided to give Virtual Paintout a try. Oh boy, what fun. I found I was all over San Francisco using Google Street View. I was hooked on placing the 'person' icon in locations all over the city. Finally I settled down and picked this pretty yellow house to sketch, did a contour drawing and then painted it.

I'm looking forward to seeing where the Virtual Paintout will be next month. Give it a try!


  1. Wonderful, Nancy! I was just in San Francisco last week - i will be fun to find a scene to paint there. You have done a marvelous job on this house.

  2. Thank you Casey..... such fun to contour draw... and paint, and have some mobil camera to take the photo. I thoroughly enjoyed the project. Light hearted fun!!!

  3. You are very talented Nancy!

  4. My daughter is an artist...she does not get it from me! She asked for an art kit for I bought her a crayola kit (she is only 6). Well, she wanted the real artist kits with canvas to paint. I have since then bought her the "real" thing...(cheaper version). But how do I teach her what she needs to know, so she can start to paint. I bought her good water colours..canvas...easel...good paint what?

  5. Love your house painting! I enjoy the Virtual Paintout by Bill. So much fun. I love exploring maps and now with Google Maps it makes it so easy to really see places. I had picked out a couple scenes to paint this month, but haven't got to it yet. - Oh and thanks for the comment on my blog today!

  6. Your watercolor is developing beautifully. Bravo!