Sunday, June 08, 2014

Virtual Paintout 16: Liverpool, England!

On my, am I ever behind! 

For the month of April the Virtual Paintout gang went to Liverpool, England. 

It was a blast siteseeing via Google Streetview. So many places I've heard about... famous and not-so-famous landmarks. But when I saw this seaside street all strung up with large colorful decorations, the whimsy of it just tickled me. I chose to paint the Mermaid in the Sky (can click pic to enlarge).

"Mermaid in the Sky"
Liverpool, England
6 x 9 sketchbook

And for fun, here's a close-up to see some of the texture 
(can click pic to enlarge):

As usual, anyone is welcome to join the Virtual Paintout gang. Each month Bill Guffey leads us somewhere new in the world, via Google Street View. No obligation, just join in as you have time. All the details are HERE so come and join us!  

Happy Painting,



  1. What a fascinating concept/project! Wonderful work, Retta!! As someone who made an F in my freshman art class--and has long considered myself "talented in other areas," I'm amazed at your artistic ability--For me, it's like you're magic and I have no idea how you do what you do. Much appreciated. Thank you.

    1. Thank YOU, Sean, for such a nice comment. Thanks for the visit. :-)