Gothenburg, Sweden ~ September 2014

 Anthony Billings
9"x12" watercolor & ink on handmade paper
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 Sylvia J Larsen
Country Cottage
Watercolor, 5x7

 Christine Parker
5x5 inch oil on Arches oil paper

Dana Richards
Öckerö, Västra Götaland
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 Charlene Brown
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 Mitchell Brown
"Sörhallskajen, Göteborg, Sweden"
7.5"x 11", watercolor on Bristol paper
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 William Cook
9x12, Oil
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 Nicola Dalbenzio
Guthenburg Sweden 2
Watercolor, 10x14

 Rick Eakins
"Heading Out"
8" x 10" (Oil on Canvas Board)
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 Stanley Epperson
Two Riders
acrylic on canvas panel, 8X6 in.
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 Valérie M.
Watercolor and pencil sketch 21x30cm
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Valérie M.
Watercolor and pencil sketch 21x30cm
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Looking from Karl IX's vaeg to the Stena Line Mooring
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Helen Read
Swedish Birches
7 x 10" Oil pastel on illustration board

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Paul Thompson
Pub in Harry Hjörnes Plats
Watercolor and pen on paper

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 James Creasy
9" x 12" Acrylic
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"Along the canal"
watercolor 32cm x 24cm
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 Winna Jill Mordasky
Gotaplatsen Square 
Ink Sketch and watercolor
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 Patricia J. Powers
"Afternoon at Lillebyvagen"
Oil on panel, 5" x 7"
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Eszter Szicso
Go skate
Oil on board, 19x17 cm

 Nicola Dalbenzio
Gothenburg Sweden, Buttericks
Watercolor, 9x11

 Terri Heal
Nils Ericson Central Train Stain
Watercolor & sepia ink. 5.5" x 8.5" 90lb. hot press paper
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 Janell Nishida
“Waiting for the Bus”
8x10 Chinese ink and watercolor
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Jutta Smarsinski
'Café Nina '
Watercolor, 31 x 42 cm        
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 Rick Harder
5" x 9-1/2" - Pastel on UArt 400
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"Summer cabins",
watercolor (32cm x 24cm)

Up for Repair
16" x 20", oil

Our September 2014 Paint Out is

Gothenburg, Sweden

Open for participation from September 1st thru September 30th

You'll find an interactive map of Gothenburg, Sweden 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.

Gothenburg is a beautiful area of Sweden. I'm sure you'll find ample references. The boundaries are as follows... Don't go east of the E6, or North of Kungalv, or South of Kungsbacka. Have fun!


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.