County Kerry, Ireland - October 2014

  Mike Bergen
9X12, Oil
“Dingle Bay"
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  Anthony Billings
9"x12" rough
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 Carolee S. Clark
"Bantry House"
10" x 10"
acrylic on canvas

 William Cook
oil, 9x12
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 Rick Eakins
"Irish Music Store"
8" x 10" (Oil on Canvas Board)
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 Stanley Epperson
Sneem, Ireland
Acrylic on paper, 8X10 in.
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 Sue Field
Ring of Kerry, Kerry, Ireland
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 Sue Field
Ring of Kerry, Kerry, Ireland
Pen and Ink
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 Sketch Gurl

 ValĂ©rie M.
Watercolor 24x32cm
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 Julie Manning
Pen and water colour
Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland

 Patricia Musgrave
Super Moon Over Ross Castle
oil on canvas
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Janell Nishida
“Ivy Covered Cottage”
8x8, ink and watercolor

 Tom Ohman
Ink and Pencil
The Castle Bar, Tralee
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 Tom Ohman
Ink and pencil
Blennerville Windmill
Tralee, Ireland
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 Justine Valla
County Kerry Ireland beach
Watercolor sketch
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aquarelle 17/24cm
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 Anthony Billings
watercolor, 9"x12" rough
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 Jean-Michel Gruet
Aquarelle 24x36 200 gr
Lough Inchiquin

 Rick Harder
Pen & Wash on Arches Cold Pressed
18cm x 26cm; 7" x 10"
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 Julie Manning
Dingle, Co. Kerry, IrelandDingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Ink and watercolour

 Julie Manning
Pen and watercolour

Watercolor 32 x 24cm
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 Winna Jill Mordasky
The Red Jacket
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Murilo Romeiro
College St., Killarney, Kerry, Ireland
dip pen with walnut ink and watercolor pencil on paper 180g/m2  (20x29cm)
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Field Wall
24" x 40", oil 

 Our October Paint Out is

County Kerry, Ireland

Open for participation from October 1st thru October 31st

You'll find an interactive map of County Kerry, Ireland above, though you can't access the little yellow pegman from that map. Use the link on the upper left of the map, "View on Google Maps", and the map will appear on your monitor; drag the little Yellow Man onto the map, let go while he's over a blue area, and start exploring. Find an interesting subject/area. Change it all you want. Or paint it straight up as you see it. Instructions are in the sidebar to the right. Any questions, ask 'em in the comments or email me directly. Below is a map showing the boundary of the County.


County Kerry is a wonderfully, scenic place. With lots of Atlantic coastline, and inland rolling hills and quaint Irish towns, you're sure to find the perfect reference for you artwork this month.


It is necessary to stress the importance of a couple of rules. One is the image size issue. It states in the rules in the right sidebar on this blog that the image has to be at a resolution of 72 and no larger than 1000 pixels on the widest side. Submissions not following the rules will not be posted. 

IGNORE THE BLUE DOTS! It appears that Google has now added every user submitted photograph to the maps in the form of blue dots. Make sure your reference comes from the actual Street View application and not a photograph. Thanks.

Also, each artist must include the URL of the location that the artwork is based upon. To find the URL is easy. In the maps mode, while looking at your scene you have chosen, click the "LINK" button at the top LEFT of the screen, check the "Short URL" button. With that link highlighted simply copy it and paste into your email with your submission. (How do you not lose your location? Click "SEND" with your view up and email it to yourself.) Remember, these buttons are found at the top left of the map.

Also, I've started including Location Links to each artwork posted. If you want a link to your reference included with your information please make sure you include the SHORT URL for the reference with your submission. The image below is using the OLD MAP. You can still get to the old map by clicking on the small gear icon at the bottom right of the NEW MAP. If the SHORT URL isn't used the Location Link will not be included. Thanks!

Below is another option for getting a short URL. If you use Google Chrome browser, install the short URL app. Makes it really easy to grab a short URL from any page you are on.


So there you go. Should be extremely easy. If your submission doesn't show up on the blog, please check the list near the top in the sidebar entitled, "Don't see your submission? This could be the reason..." Thanks.  

Thanks again to Google, as they have given their permission for artists to use Street View as a reference for paintings that can then be sold without fear of copyright infringement.

And thank you, artists, for participating.

Remember, participation is open to all levels of artistic ability.