Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Back to Lima

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Cathedral Plaza at Night
Watercolour and crayon
©2013 Charlene Brown

Earlier in October, I painted a picture for the Virtual Paintout, where pictures must be of Google Streetviews of the designated location.  I had planned on painting the Lima Cathedral, but found that the Google car hadn’t actually made it into the plaza, or anywhere near it for that matter.  I eventually found a perfectly acceptable street, Eléspuru, in the Rimac area, but recently decided to give Lima another try, and paint the elusive cathedral from photographs.
No longer limited by Google Streetview’s understandable lack of night scenes, I painted it at its spectacular best, the way it looks just after dinner – at about 11 pm!