Sunday, April 4, 2010

"Santa Cruz de Tenerife"

5 x 7"
oil on masonite
sold

And now for something completely different.......... a street in Santa Cruz de Tenerife on the Canary Islands - inspired by this month's Virtual Paintout. The reference photograph was captured from Google Map's street view. It was great fun to paint.




18 comments:

SamArtDog said...

I usually don't comment here; just enjoying your mastery is enough. But this is so delightfully different from the rest. Its abstract look is very appealing!

C. k. Agathocleous said...

I love this. The colors and the shapes are so exciting. WTG!

California Girl said...

nice. love the shapes and colors.

JudyAdamsonArtandDesign said...

Gorgeous!

Linda said...

Love these colors! It really has an abstract quality that I like. Nice job!!

Ann Gorbett said...

Exciting! Love it, Karin.

Linda Jacobs said...

the opaque colors really capture the mood of the place

bazza said...

It's inspiring when one looks at the source photograph to appreciate how you have created this picture.
You have shown what a inventive imagination can do and turned the mundane into the beautiful.

Bernie's Art said...

Having just got back from tenerife, I must say that you have really captured the bright light on the island.

Caroline Bray Art said...

Wonderful! I was in Santa Cruz over New Year and can confirm that you've captured it beautifully - the colours, the climbing and wonky streets, the flashes of green landscape peeping through the buildings. And all from Gogle, boy oh boy!

AutumnLeaves said...

Gorgeous piece, Karin! So glad you are participating in the VPO!

JanettMarie said...

Very nice. Love the bold strokes!

liz wiltzen said...

Hey, it must've been so fun for you to be on the other end of this Karin! Wonderful painting, love the palette.

Of course now you've really done it, Bill thought it was getting busy in his neck of the woods before...

Lisa Daria said...

Wow, wow - this is gorgeous! And from Google Street View? Wonderful!

Linny D. Vine said...

Pure fun in it's abstractishness!

Gillian said...

I love the abstract look and the vibrant colours. Nice work.

Heather Proll Karp said...

WOW!!!
I LOVE THIS PAINTING!!!!!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Fantastic! Beautiful abstract rhythm to this piece.

I got so caught up in my tour of the Canary Islands that I never made a painting!