Friday, January 1, 2010
My attempt for this month's Virtual Paintout challenge - Corsica. This is a hillside cemetery in Sainte-Lucie-de-Tallano, Southern Corsica, France.
Every month since I discovered Virtual Paintout, I spend the day lost in the streets of the target city. I wander about capturing screen shots of the scenes I think I might attempt. Every month I end up choosing:
1.) A scene with lots of structural ironwork: bridges, transmission towers, industrial plants; or
2.) Cemeteries; or
3.) A scene with a spot of bright red.
If I ever found a cemetery with something bright red in the middle and a transmission tower on the hilltop above it I would be in hog heaven.
I actually finished a sketch for Lisbon, Portugal, but was too much a scaredy-cat to submit it. I did the ink work for Nova Scotia, Canada but gave up in frustration and never got it painted. I have lots of screen caps of different cities that never even made it to a pencil sketch. This is my first Virtual Paintout submission. Yay!
All that hot, yellow grass is supposed to be a nice, calm lime green. Fought with my scanner twenty ways to Sunday and it would not see that as lime green. Phooey.