Sunday, October 20, 2013

PEOPLE WATCHING AT THE DOG PARK

The location selected by host Bill Guffy for the October Virtual Paintout is Lima, Peru.  I wandered the streets of the city by way of Google Street View along with artists all over the world to find a site to pause and paint.  I saw gardens, cathedrals, zoos, sky scrapers and lots of shabby neighborhoods.  I always like to visit the beach so I traveled to the ocean.

I soon found myself people watching as a lady with a hand full of dogs walked toward me followed by a man on a bicycle.

The lady had three big dogs with her followed by another little white one.  The man on the bicycle was trying to find his way around them.

The dogs and the lady walked by and turned a corner...

..and reached their destination; a dog park with a view of the Pacific.

I set to work to compose my first entry in the Lima Virtual Paintout, "On the Way to the Dog Park."  I brightened the scene, left out the man on the bike and moved the dogs around a little.  You can see this one and many other artists' work posted here on the Virtual Paintout Site.  Thanks to Bill Guffy for hosting this fun party.

12 comments:

fishducky said...

I liked yours the most!!

Carla said...

So weird that you can sort of follow someone down a street that is thousands of miles away. :)

Florida Farm Girl said...

What a fabulous project the Paint Out is!!! I really like what you did with yours. I browsed some of the other locations and am just enthralled.

Linda Sue said...

YOU ARE THE BEST! Brilliant painting of the doggies and their Miss. I love the idea of traveling around without getting sick in an airplane!

Birdie said...

OMG! You did a wonderful job. Very nice. :-)

Val said...

You certainly captured the attitude of the dogs and their walker. Bravo!

Pearl said...

You are absolutely brilliant. I just love your work.

Pearl

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Amazing painting, you have the talent to take what you see, and create something for us to view on paper.

That Google street view thingy is scary though...didn't know that it took images of people.

Jen

Flea said...

So very cool! I love what you did with that!

Terry and Linda said...

You are the most outstanding artist around!!!

Linda
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Anzu said...

They are so lucky to be featured in your nice picture.
Most of married couple lead a cat-and-dog life.

TALON said...

So cool! You caught the body language of the girls and the dogs brilliantly, Leenie!