Lauren Maurer Artworks

April 24, 2010

The Canary Islands on The Virtual Paintout

Filed under: beach painting, canary islands, the virtual painout — laurenmaurerartworks @ 8:01 pm

I’ve just heard of The Virtual Paintout, a very cool monthly challenge that uses Google Street View to find inspiration! This month is the Canary Islands, filled with mountain roads, beaches, and very cool street scenes. I painted this gorgeous beach (twice, actually)…. and I really liked it. That is, until I saw all the amazing entries posted. Then I thought mine was a tad boring! Oh well, if I had time I’d go back and do it again, but I am staying so busy! Which is a good thing!



  1. Lauren, you completely captured the feel of the perfect beach getaway; I wish I was there right now!

    Comment by Kerri Settle — April 24, 2010 @ 10:56 pm

  2. Hi Lauren. Nothing boring about this painting at all. I want to be on that beach! Love your work.

    Comment by Nancie Johnson — April 25, 2010 @ 12:18 am

  3. I liked how the sea blends in with the sand on the shoreline. Very nice.

    Comment by Carolyn — April 25, 2010 @ 1:17 am

  4. Lauren, je ne trouve pas que votre toile soit mauvaise, et finalement dites-vous qu'on est jamais satisfait de son travail et c'est ce qui nous permet d'avancer…

    Comment by martinealison — April 25, 2010 @ 9:08 am

  5. Thank you, everybody! I'm glad to hear some positive about this painting- Martine is right, you can't move forward with your art until you've critiqued it just a bit!

    Comment by Lauren Maurer — April 25, 2010 @ 1:00 pm

  6. this is gorgeous, lauren…..the only thing missing is a nice lounge chair and a cool drink!!! xox, :))

    Comment by lori vliegen — April 27, 2010 @ 1:50 am

  7. Oh yeah, Lauren….I can feel the sea breeze…nothing boring about this piece. Nice job.

    Comment by James Parker — May 12, 2010 @ 12:50 pm

  8. If one had to be bored, this would be the place to do it in comfort and sunshine! Beautiful…bring it on!

    Comment by r garriott — May 16, 2010 @ 1:45 pm

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