Kinmen Island - August 2014

 Earl Boyer
Jinsha Twp, Kinmen Island
W/C pencil on 140 lb paper

 Valérie M.
Watercolor 30x40cm
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 Winnajill Mordasky
Taiwan  Street Scene
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 K. Sahlin

Al Woodford
Village Square
6 x 7 inches, watercolor
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 Charlene Brown
Jinsha Township
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 Nicola Dalbenzio
Jinhu square, Kinmen Island

 Sue Field
Kinmen Island - Pen & Ink
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 Gail Ishmael
Kinmen Airport (pull right up to the door)
watercolor and ink 11"x15"

 Nan Johnson
"The Doorway"
8x10 Acrylic inks/washes
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 Patricia Musgrave
Old House
Shui Tou Village
acrylic on canvas
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 Paul Thompson
Kinmen National Park
Acrylic on Canvas
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 Paul Thompson
Kinmen National Park
Watercolor on Paper
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 Paul Thompson
Section 3, Taihu Road
Acrylic on Canvas
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Justine Valla
Kinmen Island Taiwan beach
Watercolor scetch book
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 Stanley Epperson
Jingang Road
Acrylic on canvas panel
5X7 in.
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 Nancy Farara
"Qiongyi Road, Jinhu Twp"
acrylic on panel
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Valérie M.
"On the unnamed road"
Watercolor 27X35cm
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 Winnajill Mordasky
Kinmen Fruit Set Up
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 Kg Waldon
Xin Hu Harbour Kinmen Island
Acrylic on canvas paper
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 Eszter Szicso
Dressed in blue
Oil on board
19x17 cm
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Tom Ohman
Ink and Pencil
Nanshan area
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 Irene Kwang
Kinmen Gate
Watercolor 12x9

 Sue Langdon
watercolour and ink
9 x 6 Aquabee sketchbook

 Winna Jill Mordasky
Man Standing in a Kinmen Square
Acrylic, 4 by 6”

aquarelle 26/17cm  

 Jean-Michel Gruet  
Aquarelle 36x48 200 gr.

"Come Set a Spell"
watercolour and ink, 11 x 8.5"

The Chinese Girl
dip pen with walnut ink and watercolor on paper 180g/m2  (27x19cm)

16" x 20", oil

Our August 2014 Paint Out is

Kinmen Island 

Open for participation from August 1st thru August 31st

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You'll find an interactive map of Kinmen Island 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.

The island of Kinmen is part of a small archipelago of several islands administered by Taiwan. Administratively, it is Kinmen County of Fujian Province, Republic of China (ROC). The county is claimed by the People's Republic of China (PRC) as part of its own Fujian Province's Quanzhou Prefecture. There are many wonderful scenes on this island from small villages to urban, to rural. 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.