Saturday, February 22, 2014

Google Streetview after dark

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Returning to San Francisco for the evening
Watercolour, crayon and marker
©2014 Charlene Brown

Once again I’m repainting, as a night scene, one of the locations I painted on the Virtual Paintout. This time it’s the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco that I painted four years ago using a view from Google Streetview - which is notoriously (and understandably) short of night scenes.  

I mentioned at the time that ‘Zooming down a freeway, surrounded by people who actually know where they’re going and want to get there faster than you happen to be going, is never a pleasant place to be’ … and I’d have to say that driving at night must be even worse!  But it’s certainly a spectacular view to paint!