Luxembourg ~ November 2014


 Mike Bergen
“15 Rue du marche-aux-Herbes”
9X12 Ink/wash
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 Earl M Boyer
Adolphe bridge
pen and ink and pencil color on 6”x12” CO-MO Sketch paper
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 Marla Laubisch
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 Judith Alsop Miles
“Rue Wiltheim, Luxembourg City”
Watercolour on Arches Rough 31 x 41 cm
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 E J Mordasky
Eerie Archway in Luxembourg
ink and watercolor
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Justine Valla
79 Rue de Gosseldange, Luxembourg
6 x 8 inches watercolor
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William Cook
Oil, 12x16
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Anthony Billings
Luxembourg #1
watercolor, 9"x12"
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Anthony Billings
Luxembourg #2
whiskey & ink, 4"x5"
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 Charlene Brown 
L'hôtel de ville, Wiltz
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 Sue Field
Luxembourg-Beaufort Castle
Pen& Ink
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 Sketch Gurl

 Beliza Mendes
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"Village church"

 Ursula Rodgers
On the Alzette
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 Murilo Romeiro
Rue Large -  Luxembourg
Cretacolor Studioline Artistik EEF 0,3 mm|
and watercolor on paper 180g/m2  (29x20cm)
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Marilia C L Varella
Rue Münster
Sketchbook Stillman%Birn Zeta series; crayon HB; Micron Pigma 03; and watercolour Van Gogh
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 Janice Ingram Pilbrow
Beaufort Castle  
Watercolour & water colour crayon  5" x 7"

 Murilo Romeiro
Weiler ( Hachiville ) Luxemburgo
Cretacolor Studioline Artistik EEF 0,3 mm 
and watercolor on paper 180g/m2  (20x29cm)
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Marilia C L Varella
Canson Montval Aquarelle size A4 140 lbs; 
crayon HB; Micron Pigma 03; and watercolour Van Gogh
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Road Works on the Plateau de Kirchberg
Colored pencil on 15 x 20 cm paper

Schoko Hund
Rue de Kaundorf, 9650 Esch-sur-Sûre, Luxembourg
Size 27x35 cm Watercolor on Fabriano 300 grm

 Julie Manning
Ink and watercolour

16" x 20", oil

Our November Paint Out is


Open for participation from November 1st thru November 30th

You'll find an interactive map of Luxembourg 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. 
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has to be one of the cleanest places we've ever visited at the Virtual Paintout. It's a landlocked country in Europe, bordered by Belgium, France, and Germany. With beautiful scenic views, including pastoral and city, you are sure to find that perfect painting location.

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! Google has 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.

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 a 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.