Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Woman-of-Valor, Cuenca Ecuador, 50

The Finished Painting
One of many joys of painting is that the learning never stops. I referred to the amazing brushwork of master painters such as John Singer Sargent, Anders Zorn & Jeremy Lepking when wielding my brush for this painting. 

"Woman-of-Valor" is for sale: https://www.etsy.com/listing/261283223
ECUADORIAN WOMAN-OF-VALOR, 10x12" oil painting by puci

Visual Inspiration
I had a desire to paint an oil portrait.My goal was to find a clear face (not easy to do since Google blurs the street-views faces). This mujer guapa (handsome woman) was an exciting find!
Google Street View, Cuenca Ecuador

The Destination
I'm traveling with The Virtual Paintout group again, and this month we're meeting in Ecuador for some virtual painting via Google Street Views. Here's a direct link to the "Woman of Valor"walking along the street: https://goo.gl/maps/UqrNRVN8ZsJ2
Ecuador, Google Maps

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Antonia Island, Philippines, 49

The Finished Painting
So many choices to make while painting... but 2 things I knew for sure was that I wanted my 2 gates to be subtle yet noticeable; and that I wanted the blues in the sea & sky to be similar yet contrasting. Also, I thought I'd be painting the girl with more detail, but decided to stop as soon as her form properly emerged.

"Antonia Island, Philippines" is for sale: https://www.etsy.com/listing/252996074
ANTONIA ISLAND, PHILIPPINES, 8x10" oil painting by puci

Visual Inspiration
I'm drawn to portals (gates, doorways, windows, etc.) and this scene inspired an "open portal" painting idea, with the 2 gates on either side of the girl as she climbs higher.
Google Street View, Antonia Island

The Destination
I'm traveling with The Virtual Paintout group again, and this month we're meeting in The Philippines for some virtual painting via Google Street Views. Here's a direct link to the spot I've decided to paint: https://goo.gl/maps/sVcZsuMKY6y
Google Maps, Philippines

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah USA, 48

I recently happened upon a group of painters who are kindred spirits. They too are finding virtual inspiration along Google Street Views to paint from. These artists post their results on a blog hosted by artist Bill Guffy called "The Virtual Paintout". Here's the link: http://virtualpaintout.blogspot.com

This month, Mr. Guffy selected Utah, USA for all interested artists to "meet". I've joined in for the first time. Here's my entry:

The Finished Painting: Since I had already painted a scene of the rock formations out of Utah last, I decided to wander someplace different. I found myself "driving" along Interstate 80 until I spotted... this!

"Bonneville Salt Flats" is for sale: 
SALT FLATS, 8x10" oil painting by puci
Visual Inspiration:
Here's the place; this link should take you right there: https://goo.gl/maps/7Y47XsjZUNC2

The Destination:
As I had mentioned, I gathered with fellow artists this month to the designated locale: Utah USA.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Virtual Wonder, Yellowstone National Park, 47

Welcome back! It's been awhile but here we are, and with some changes to the content of the posts as well as a larger scope of virtual inspiration to include web cams. Hopefully you'll continue to enjoy our virtual world travel and the resulting oil paintings. Salute!

The Finished Painting: This painting is among over 30 other works of art on exhibit at the Yellowstone Gateway Museum in Livingston MT.
• this is available to add to your Pinterest board: click here to pin

VIRTUAL WONDER, 18x24" oil painting by puci

Visual Inspiration:
With my idea for the painting in mind, I gathered various photos for the composition.

The Destination:
We're in Yellowstone National Park y'all. This is the first park in the American National Park system (1872) situated within Wyoming and Montana, USA.