During a very rainy week it’s been wonderful to have this sunny view to paint from Google Street View for Virtual Paintout‘s March location of Cape Town, South Africa. It will be interesting to see how (and hopefully if) my winter practice with landscape painting in oil carries over to painting real landscapes outdoors. Now that the rainy season seems at last to be over I will soon find out!
A note about the color in the photo: despite my best efforts, I couldn’t get the foreground shadow on the path to perfectly match the color in the painting which is a little more purple and a little less bright.
Here’s the original Google Streetview image:
If you’re interested in the actual location, just click here for the map. And if you’d like to purchase this painting for $100, just click here.
5 replies on “Cape Town Company Gardens (Virtual Paint-Out)”
Beautiful!!! I wish I had joined this virtual paint out but am hoping to catch the one in April!
Nice going! You turned a boring photo into a brilliant painting full of colors!
I agree with Jana B, you turned a boring photograph in to a very interesting painting. Great sunlight and shadows and wonderful greens.
Your painting is wonderful. You have expressed the essense of the gardens. I am trying to learn how to use the Google feature so I can “play” with you sometime soon.
This is lovely Jana