Friday, January 1, 2010

Virtual PaintOut

It amazes me the great ideas that you can find on the internet.

Recently I came across this blog where each month a different part of the world is selected for artists to paint. Virtual Paintouts uses Google Street View as a resource for traveling the world to find interesting locations and subjects to paint.

I found it rather challenging to learn how to move the yellow pegman.

This month you will find an interactive map of the island of Corsica. When you click on "View Larger Map", a map will appear on your monitor. The idea is to drag the little Yellow Man onto the map, step onto Corsica, and start exploring. When you find an interesting subject/area begin to paint.

Thanks to Google, they have given their permission for artists to use Street View as a reference for paintings that can then be sold without fear of copyright infringement.

You can access previous paintings of selected virtual paintouts.

What a fun way to travel and enjoy art!

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