October 6, 2010

San Miguel de Allende


Acrylic on Canvas Panel - 9 x 12 inches

October's Virtual Paintout is in sunny San Miguel de Allende, Mexico!

Using Google Maps to pick a location, is actually harder than you might think, because, basically, you're limited to actual street views – i.e. the view from the camera on top of the Google car. You're basically planting your canvas right in the middle of the street.

That said, it is still fun to go scout around a place I've never actually been to and pick a scene to render. Fun!

5 comments:

Bare bilder - Pictures only said...

Beautiful painting:)...and google car makes people "travel" in different places without beeing there:)

Berit.

Charlene Brown said...

This is beautifully done -- I wish you'd given the Google Streetview link like you did for your Manhattan Virtual Paintout picture. And I don't think you'e just learning to paint!

artybecca said...

very nice! (My scene is going to feature the abundant flowers too. They seem to be everywhere there!)

Gringo Zero said...

Here's the Google Streetview Link. I didn't know anyone enjoyed the links.

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&source=embed&hq=&hnear=786+Haight+St,+San+Francisco,+California+94117&ll=20.923684,-100.752869&spn=0.078888,0.156384&z=14&layer=c&cbll=20.923906,-100.752736&panoid=qnk-OU8EkyUMXZS2SNrFqg&cbp=12,266.31,,0,-7.49

Renee Brennan said...

I like your paintings Gringo and your dialog as to how they come about. Nice!!!