Sunday, March 11, 2012

Virtual Paintout in St. Petersburg

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Naval Cathedral of St Nicholas
Watercolour and crayon
©2012 Charlene Brown

The Virtual Paintout is in St. Petersburg, Russia this month.  My first inclination was to paint the Hermitage and I found a good angle to view a corner of the main building, but then had to admit that it would be just too hard to paint!  It will be interesting to see what others make of it. 
I was in St. Petersburg about six years ago and I loved the beautiful blue ‘Sailors’ Church,’ so decided to try that instead. I had only a vague idea of where it was, but located it fairly quickly at the T-junction of two small canals.