|E 106th Street, New York|
The Virtual Paintout this month is Manhatten Island and I chose this street view. I liked the urban feel the bridge gave, and how it crosses right across the middle of the picture but at the same time you can see through to the road beyond. In reality there were a lot more cars on the road, but I hate drawing cars so I left them out!
The Virtual Paintout is run by Bill guffey, he chooses a location and artists paint or draw scenes using Google Street view. The fun part is finding somewhere you like, I end up wandering down back streets, coming to dead ends or sitting in the middle of a busy highway. I try not to go to the obvious beauty spots, it's nice to find something you didn't expect!
Of course it's also interesting to see where other artists went and what caught their eye.
The Virtual Paintout Blog