Greece ~ July 2014




 Anthony Billings
8"x10", gouache
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 Sue Field
Greece - Pastel
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 Elaine L. Hughes
House in Mykonos
16" x 20"
Acrylic
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 Gail Ishmael
Watercolor
Santorini, Greece
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 Linnette Johnson
Gerolimenas, Greece
16x20 oil on canvas

 Valérie M.
"Pyrgos"
Watercolor 24X32cm
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 Suzanne Queen
Mykonos Lighthouse
3 in x 6 in, Watercolor

Joy Richmond
Blue Door to the Sea
Oil 8x10 on MDF
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 Mike Bergen
12X16 Oil Painting
“Mikonos Church”
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 James Creasy
"Underpass"
9" x 12" Acrylic
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 Sketch Gurl
Watercolor

 Betsy Littell
Greek Olive
pastel 9”x12”

 mico
watercolor

 Winna Jill Mordasky
Greek Island Whites
Acrylic
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 K. Sahlin

 Roberta Schmidt
Across the Bay - Mykonos, Greece
6 x 6 inch acrylic on Ampersand gessobord
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 ysabi
aquarelle 25/16cm
le bleu de Santorin!
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Louis Zero
watercolor on A4 format
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 Kyle Buckland
"Evening in Greece"
Oil on Canvas, 8"x10"

 Stanley Epperson
Galaxividi, Greece
Acrylic 6X8
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 Rick Harder
Urban Design
Oil, 8" x 8"
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 Marla Laubisch
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 Tom Othman
Ink and Pencil
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Carolyn Weir
By the Sea
9 x 12 watercolor
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 Mike Bergen
“Athens Harbor”
9X12 Ink/Watercolor
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 James Creasy
"Kalavryta"
16" x 20" Acrylic
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Gail Ishmael
watercolor with ink, 10" x14"
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Nan Johnson
"On the Point"
Kavalas, Kavala, Greece
9x12 Acrylic
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 Valérie M.
"Left on the dock"
Watercolor 30x40cm
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 Winna Jill Mordasky
Cemetery, Perama, Greece
watercolor...ink
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Murilo Romeiro
Creta - Grécia
Wallnut ink and watercolor pencils on paper 90 g/m2  (20x28cm)
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 Murilo Romeiro
Mikonos - Grécia
Indian ink and watercolor on paper 90 g/m2  (20x28cm)
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 Roberta Schmidt
The Boat at Krathi, Peloponnese, Greece
6 x 6 inch acrylic on gessobord
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Roberta Schmidt
Alone on the Beach, Pefkochori, Greece
6 x 6 inch acrylic on gessobord
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 Dennis Bailey
Red Roofs
9x12" Oil Paint
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 Mike Bergen
“Mikonos Bay"
9X12 Oil

Irene Kwang
9x12 Water Color
Great Curve and Spectacular Scenery in Greece

 Kari Melen

mico
Lionas, Naxos island, Greece
watercolor 16 x 12cm

 Dennis Bailey
Kavala Way
6x8" Oil Paint
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 Charlene Brown
Santorini
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Winna Jill Mordasky
“Cruise Liners”
Acrylic  4”by 6”
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Road to Kavalas
16" x 20", oil



Our July 2014 Paintout is

Greece

Open for participation from July 1st thru July 31st



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You'll find an interactive map of Greece above, though you can't access the little yellow pegman from that map. Use the link on the upper right 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.

Are we in for a treat! This month we travel to Greece. A beautiful location with a lot of coverage. I think you'll enjoy exploring this wonderful country.

  IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING...

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.

NOW LET'S HAVE SOME FUN!