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id-art
05-15-2009, 05:24 PM
From something found on Google Street View...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-May-2009/54863-the_arc-s.jpg

9x12", on canvas. Old Holland.

bairam
05-15-2009, 06:18 PM
Paris at night is the best. I envy you who can find these scenes on Google. My Google won't do it for me. Maybe I need to pay...

It looks like the street is wet. If that's the case I think some longer headlight reflections would be just the thing to make it more exciting. If not forget I said anythng.:)

id-art
05-15-2009, 06:29 PM
Marie - Thanks for posting your thoughts. Doesn't cost anything. Doesn't work in all cities and towns. You don't see the little orange man?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-May-2009/54863-orange_man.jpg

Drag him to a street and let go!

bairam
05-15-2009, 07:33 PM
OK. I'll check that out later. Thanks

susme48
05-16-2009, 12:04 AM
Works for my hubby Marie...but I never seem to get it right...sigh! Gonna try the little man!

northfork
05-16-2009, 12:57 AM
I don't know what google street view is but this is a nice painting Bob. Like it

id-art
05-16-2009, 01:15 AM
Thanks, Dalas. Go on Googles maps to Paris, for example, and drag the little orange guy to a street.

howyadoin
05-16-2009, 05:44 AM
Wow, check out that sky.

Andun
05-16-2009, 06:19 AM
Excellent painting Bob! Love the sunset sky with the heavily darkened street level.

arl
05-16-2009, 09:12 AM
Wonderful and thanks for the information about google views.

gaykir
05-16-2009, 09:43 AM
What a fun idea for resorces! I too love the sky!

jocelynsart
05-16-2009, 10:15 AM
I like this!
Oh, Google Earth right? A friend I have has lately been talking about the amazingness of this Google Earth.

Jocelyn

id-art
05-16-2009, 12:01 PM
Thanks everyone for the great comments. Some times in street view you notice in the upper righthand corner a thumbnail. Click on that and you see a string of user images of that location. These are often much better photos and that's what I used for this painting.

OkeeKat
05-16-2009, 12:30 PM
Great Idea!!
Wonderful painting, love the sky!!

LavenderFrost
05-19-2009, 02:08 PM
Nice work Bob.

id-art
05-19-2009, 02:53 PM
Thank you, Michelle!

RPut
05-19-2009, 03:47 PM
I Didn't know you could do that on Google! Cool painting!

id-art
05-19-2009, 03:55 PM
Thanks, Ruthie! I didn't know either till I stumbled on Bill's new blog:

http://virtualpaintout.blogspot.com/

Look for 'User's Photos' in the upper right corner. Click on that. Best pictures are there.

RPut
05-19-2009, 03:55 PM
OMG I just checked that google map thing out! Scary--I went right to my house.......

Don't mean to take away from you post. I think your Paris painting is wonderful!

id-art
05-19-2009, 04:25 PM
Don't mean to take away from you post. I think your Paris painting is wonderful!

On topic...

mrs willow
05-19-2009, 07:28 PM
Great painting ...lots of atmosphere! :thumbsup:
Thank you too, for all that information re Google ...very interesting and helpful.

PainterDeb
05-19-2009, 08:44 PM
I really like this, especially the contrast of the sky! Very nice!

Google map has some interesting photos. I recently discovered 2 covered bridges within a few miles of my house that I didn't know existed, so drove out to see them in person.

id-art
05-19-2009, 08:45 PM
Thanks, Mrs. Willow. Yes, very interesting.

id-art
05-19-2009, 10:41 PM
Deb - Did a similar exploration on the north side of the Spokane river and discovered a whole world!