Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Virtual Paintout - Stavanger Norway

5.5 in x 7.5 in Fabriano Artistico 140 lb CP watercolor paper, Daniel Smith Watercolors
I found this gnome while wondering around in Google Maps near the Bybrua Suspension Bridge in Stavanger and had to paint it for Virtual Paintout.

Original Google Map Image
I am constantly amused by Google Maps. Why was I amused? The other street view of the gnome from the front pixelated his face. I know Google Maps has a program that does this - but its a statue!

I am still learning to paint foliage. I have a long way to go with it.


freebird said...

How funny about the pixilation! In 5 years they'll have it down pat. They don't even have my street right!

Your painting is great.

Sherry said...

LOL! This is awesome! You actually found one of these gnomes? Too too funny.