I participated in the Virtual Paintout again this December. The area to focus on was Rome, Italy.
Every painting is a voyage into a sacred harbour.
I have never been to Rome but as I have recently returned from Amsterdam, Barcelona & Paris. I can imagine to a small degree what it could be like: Narrow, cobbled streets lined with tall antiquated buildings (by my Victoria, BC standards, where some of the oldest buildings are 135-140 years old. Only babies by European or Asian standards!) in various states of decay/preservation, with cafe tables in every other doorway. I’ll get there eventually but for now, this surrogate ramble through the medium of Streetview with have to suffice.
While doing research for the Virtual Paintout the contrast of warm stucco against the cool sky caught my eye this time around. I also like the the negative space, the slightly cock-eyed “X” of the sky.
If your curious to see a glimpse of how Piazza del Paradiso appears in Streetview, click the link here, but remember you’ll need to crank your head way up to get the perspective.
2 Replies to “Rome: Virtual Paintout”
I love the way the colored pencil brought out the texture of the buildings. It’s a nice mix — the pencil watercolor. The perspective is a wonderful way to see the buildings and the sky.
Love the illustration! Such an interesting perspective. Wishing you a wonderful new year 2015! xx