Friday, February 7, 2014

Virtual Paintout in Washington DC

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Pershing Park
Watercolour and crayon
©2014 Charlene Brown

The Virtual Paintout is in Washington DCthis month.  As I moved about the city, staying pretty close to the National Mall, I was very pleased to find this waterfall in Pershing Park. Then, while finding the best angle from which to paint it, I made another discovery, related to the carefully planned layout of the Washington…

The city is brilliantly designed with the most important buildings and monuments connected by radiating avenues… in such a way that spectacular views of the others are visible from each one. This particular park is quite close to the White House, and both the Capitol and the Washington Monument can be seen from this location…  if you happen to be standing in the middle of the street.  This is, of course, exactly where the Google cameras tend to be, as you can see in this link to theStreetview I painted