Monterey Peninsula - August 2015

 William Cook
Oil, 9X12
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 Celene Farris
Pacific Grove, California
8x10, oil
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 Gail Ishmael
Ocean View Blvd,
Monterey Bay, CA
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 Tom Ohman
Ink and pencil
Pacific Grove Cal
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 Patricia J. Powers
"Asilomar State Beach"
5"x7" oil on linen panel
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Justine Valla
Monterey Beach, CA

Paul Thompson
Shack on Sunset Drive
Acrylic on canvas
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 Catherine Hale
oil on 15x15 cm canvas panel
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 Patricia Musgrave
The Wild Woods
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 Al Woodford
House on the Dunes
9 x 6 inches, watercolor
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 Janell Nishida
“Morning Stroll”
5x8 ink and watercolor
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 Suzanne Queen
The Calming place
8 in x 10 in, Watercolor
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 Andreas Schweizer
17 Mile Drive
19 x 14, Watercolour
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Andreas Schweizer
Mesa Road
19 x 14, Watercolour
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Sylvia J Larsen
California Dreamin'
8x10" Watercolor
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aquarelle 25/17cm
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Maria Hamilton
oil on canvas  7 x 5 inches

 Mike Bergen
The Fish Grotto
5X7 Gouache
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Anthony Billings
watercolor, 5"x8"
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 Carolee S. Clark
"Drawing #081015"
5.5" x 8", ink on paper

 Sue Field
Scenic Rd.
Carmel-By-The Sea, California
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 Marsha Gordon
'A Monterey Pier'
At McAbee Beach
16x10" Watercolor
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"the little red 2cv"
watercolor, 15 x 24cm
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 Crystell Nishizaki
Carmel Cottage
mixed media, 5" x 7"
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Amanda van den Berg
Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey
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 Earl M Boyer
Shadows and Water
Watercolor and Gouache on 11”x 15” W/C Paper
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 Rick Eakins
"Small Cove"
8" x 10" (Oil on Canvas Board)
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 Stanley Epperson
Pacific Grove
acrylic 6X8 in.
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 Celene Farris
Carmel Beach, 9x12 oil
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 Rick Harder
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 9" x 12"
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 Marie-Christine Lalange
The tree on Pacific Grove – Monterey CA
Watercolor on hand made paper of Moulin du Got (44 x 30 cm)

 Edwina Jill Mordasky
Carmel By The Sea Dreamhouse
Mixed Media
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 Janell Nishida
“Monterey Cypress”
6x6 Mixed Media
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 Fenella Rook Smith
Monterey Bay Aquarium
acrylic on canvas board 8" x 10"
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 Paul Thompson
Victorian Corner
Watercolor on Paper
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Chantal Vincent
Carmel Beach
Pencil and Watercolour
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 Derly Castro do Amaral
Seventh-day Adventist Church – Monterey, CA
ink and markers
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 Anthony Billings
watercolor, 9"x12"
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 Charlene Brown
Golf cart crossing on 17 Mile Dr.
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 Jean-Michel Gruet
aquarelle 32x48 200 gr.

 Sketch Gurl
Fisherman's wharf

Crystell Nishizaki
Asilomar Boardwalk Through the Dunes
5 x 7 Mixed Media
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 Nicola Dalbenzio
Marina Monterey Peninsula
Watercolor, 8x12
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Teri Ann LaBuwi
"Fisherman's Wharf"
Acrylic on canvas, 24x36"

Cottage Path
20" x 20", oil

Our August Paint Out is the
Monterey Peninsula
Open for participation from August 1st through August 31st

You'll find an interactive map of the Monterey Peninsula above, though you can't access the little yellow pegman from that map. Use the link on the upper left of, or below, the map, "View Larger Map", 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.

This month we travel to the Monterey Peninsula in California. This is one beautiful area to roam around and find something to paint. Just make sure to stay west of Highway 1, don't go north of where it narrows down at Monterey State Beach, and don't go south of where it narrows down just south of Carmel.


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.

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 submissionUsing the new Google Map to get a short link to your location in Street View, you need to do the following...

While in Street View, click on the three dots in the box that shows the location name. In the pop out box then click "Share or Embed Image". Click on that and in the box that pops up, make sure the "Share Link" tab is active, then simply check the box for "Short URL". Copy that link and paste it in the body of your email submission (and send to yourself so you don't lose your location.)

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.