Participating in blog challenges has turned out to be a lot of fun. I appreciate finding new blog friends, getting subject inspiration, and in this case finding a whole new way to explore the world. Navigating through the street views on google maps is almost as good as being there....well almost. Bill Guffey's challenge, The Virtual Paintout, takes artists around the world to find their own inspiration in a particular geographic location - but not necessarily the exact same view. In the Canary Islands, you have mountains, beaches, towns, people...just about anything that inspires you can be found here. The tool is so cool that you can spin 360 and see what is around you in all directions. You can zoom in, you can move yourself 50 feet down the road and do the same thing....So cool. I chose Carratera San Andre-Taganana. The mountains
are just beautiful. I tried to keep the watercolor loose and flowing.