Thursday, February 11, 2010

Virtual Paintout: The SF Bay Area

Here's my February contribution to The Virtual Paintout.  The original plan was to paint this in water mixable oils, but I joined a group of painters on Thursdays in a nearby town, and wanted to haul it there today for feedback - so, I used acrylics.  My impression from a couple visits to the city by the bay is of lots of color, and I wanted that to come through here.  The original screen capture from Google Street View isn't very clear, so I did some guessing.  I'm not sure the painting is ready for prime time, but it was fun exploring San Francisco and putting this together.  The painting features both figures and architecture, each of which is a challenge for me.


Joan said...

I saw your work on the VPO site and had to come over to comment. This came out great! I like the vibrant colors and the crop you used. It is fun looking around SF to find a view, although manipulating that little man isn't the easiest thing to do. I liked seeing your other work that you posted on your blog. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

This is great! The composition and colors are terrific and the people look just right. Lots of movement and action and excitement!

laura said...

Hi Sherry. Somehow I missed this on your blog, but I was scriolling down the VP site and stopped on your painting! It's really fabulous!