Sunday, December 20, 2009

VP Challenge: Mexico City




Finally...a Virtual Paintout entry finished before the last day of the month. Having more time because of the Christmas holiday, I was able to work on this longer than usual; and I also was able to 'borrow' my wife's set of pastel, water-soluble pencils-which I really like-to compliment my watercolor pencils. They allow for a certain opacity that is hard to get from pencils alone.
Finding this hillside neighborhood makes me want to visit it in person.
Reference link here.
Happy Holidays and thanks to Bill Guffey for the interesting and challenging idea of The Virtual Paintout.

8 comments:

Nancy Goldman said...

I love your painting of Mexico City. You picked a very complex photo and did a really nice painting from it.

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

You found a really good neighborhood... I get so bogged down on google earth trying to find something... I never settle on something to paint. You are really good at it I see... guess I'll have to try harder.

Phillip G Holt said...

Great painting of a complex image.
However I would have include the old VW with cardboard.
Phil

Gillian said...

Dynamic artwork, Rock. I really like the viewpopint you've chosen too.

Rosa Phoenix said...

what a challenging perspective, and you've drawn it beautifully !

Kate said...

I love the pop of red there as well.

quirkyartist said...

This drawing is just a marvel. I just love it. I love to paint scenes like this. Difficult to draw though.

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WoW! brilliant work indeed. =)