Tag Archives: Virtual Paintout

Amsterdam Canals

acrylic on 11×14″ paper painted for this months Virtual Paintout


Norway Landscape

Norway landscape 8x10 acrylic 8:10:16

Acrylic on 8×10 inch gessobord, painted for August 2016 Virtual Paintout in Norway using Google Street maps.




Majorca landscape

Each month the Virtual Paintout travels to a different location in the world using Google street maps to find a spot to paint.  I think it is a lot of fun to look at different places and virtually turn around looking for something of interest.  Majorca has a lot of beautiful places. I was dreaming of actually being there!  This is a small format piece–4×6 inches, oil on unstretched canvas. I taped off a 5×7 inch piece and thought it would look great matted and framed under glass in a ready made frame. It is painted entirely with palette knife.


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Scottish Landscape

Virtual Paintout is a site that travels virtually to a different location in the world each month. Scotland is January’s location and artists are invited to look at Google Street Maps and choose a spot to paint, almost like en plein air.  You can click on the map and using the yellow pegman, turn around and crop and adjust your view, or even take a virtual stroll down a side street to see if there is something even more beautiful to paint there.  I chose this location in North Kessock, Scotland, called Old Mill.  To me, it is so charming.  Take a look at all the submissions at Virtual Paintout, and if you are a visual artist, maybe find a spot to make a painting. Google encourages artists to use their images.  virtualpaintoutblogspot.com 



Oil painting landscape for Virtual Paintout

Gothenburg, Sweden 5x5 oil on Arches oil paperThis is my entry for September’s Virtual Paintout in Gothenberg, Sweden.  It is 5×5 inches, oil on Arches oil paper, painted with a palette knife.  I’ve included a link to the Google map location of the street view of this painting.  You may enjoy visiting Virtual Paintout.com to see other artists paintings of this beautiful town.