Friday, May 22, 2015

Taking Artistic Liberties :Cesky Krumlov

For the month of May, the artists at Virtual Paintout travel to Cesky Krumlov in Czech Republic. It is one of those picture postcard places, serene, bland, orderly and neat with nary a trash can in sight; for that matter, even humans are tucked neatly away. It had plenty of pretty  sights to paint but I didn't find them inspiring. I like my street views gritty, grimy and garish. After zooming around quite a bit, I found a spot that looked somewhat dingy and in transferring it to paper, I took lot of artistic license to liven it up. The painting was done on mixed-media paper with pastels, pen and watercolor. Below is the photo from Street view.

I am submitting this also for this week's Paint Party Friday

Thanks for visiting and your comments are always appreciated.


  1. lovely sketch Indira; have a nice PPF

    much love...

  2. Really lovely and I love the colours you used!! Pretty piece!!

    Hugs Giggles

  3. This is really bright and cheery and I think you did the right thing taking liberties. But that is what art is all about, letting your creativity flow. And you did it wonderfully.

  4. Lovely and bright. Isn't that fun to have the freedom to choose what will come along or not. I love that.

  5. This is such a great piece and I love the inspiration (or lack of?) and story behind it!


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