This is my The Virtual Paintout challenge contribution for Bill Guffey's blog site. If you haven't tried this, well you just have to. I don't usually paint from pictures because when I see the picture it feels like it has all ready been done and then I lose interest in painting it. But for the challenge I did. I of course don't feel I did the picture justice but I took up the challenge and painted it just as I saw it. The address is, Travessa do Paraiso, Lisbon, 1100, Portugal. Look it up on Google Maps and take a look.
I am so fascinated that you can just grab the little yellow guy (in Googlemaps) drag him to any blue highlighted street and Google will provide, for you, an eye level street photograph of anywhere in the world. Well almost anywhere. I feel like I have actually been to these far off places, instead, as my brother-in-law brought to my attention that I was only there virtually.