Bhutan - April 2015



“Phuentsholing, Chukha”
12X16 Oil

"Bhutan Valley"
Transparent Watercolor, 8x10 inches

"Prayer Flags"
Transparent Watercolor, 8x10 inches

 Bill Collie
Trucks on the Bhutan/India border
Pen and watercolour, 32x24cm

Woman & Child, Bhutan, 9x12, oil

 Marsha Gordon
'After school walk'
Wangdue Prodrang
8.5x11", watercolor

 Sylvia J. Larsen
Bhutan Huts
Watercolor 5x8

41x 31 cm, Watercolor on paper
Location Link

Himalayan Roadway

“Bhutan Overlook”
6x6 watercolor and gouache

 Kevin O'Neill
6x6 oil on board

Bhutan Houses, Nobding Highway
11" x 14", oil on canvas

Washday, Menkhang Lam
Watercolor, 7 x 10

 Lavina Blossom
"Grazing in Bhutan"
acrylic

 Sara Branson
Bhutan River

aquarelle 24x36 200 gr.

Aquarelle 24x36 200 gr.

 Irene Kwang
Watercolor 9 x12

Trashigang
Watercolor on Canson Montval “snowy surface” – 11 ¾ x 16 ½ inch

 Mico
"Palm trees in Bhutan country"
watercolor

 Mico
"Sanctuary up in the mountains"
watercolor

acrylic on canvas (10X12)

 Tom Ohman
Ink and Pencil
Drimey & Doeboom Lam

Bridge and Paro Dzong
watercolor 7.5x10 in

 Joan Watson
“A Local”,  Punakha, Bhutan
Watercolor with pen/ink in 9x9 Sketchbook

 Joan Watson
Prayer flags displayed at mountain home near Punakha, Bhutan
Watercolor with pen/ink in 9x9 Sketchbook

Joan Watson
Riverfront home on Tashiyanste – Tashigang Road
Watercolor with pen/ink in 9x9 Sketchbook


Taktsang trail

 Carolee S. Clark
"Grazing Green"
10" x 10"
acrylic on canvas

India ink and ballpoint pen

Prayer Flags, 9x12, oil
Trashigang, Bhutan

"Trongsa Dzong"
oil on 5x7 inch canvas

 Rik Maguire
Bhutan, Trashigang, Sonam Wangdi General Store
Watercolour (Paint & pencils)

Lingmethang, Mongar, Bhutan
6 x 6, watercolor, watercolor pencil, pen, & pencil

Sur le chemin de l’├ęcole
Aquarelle - 23 x 17 cm

 Ehren Snyder
oxen in the rice paddy

Justine Valla
Bhutan landscape
watercolor

“Wangdue-Tsirang Hwy, Thimphu”
9X12 oil

“Lingmethang, Mongar”
9X12 Oil 

"Elements of Truth"
10" x 10"
acrylic on canvas


Bhutan Switchback 1
Watercolor, 8x10

 Stanley Epperson
Mountain Stream in Bhutan
8'X8', acrylic

Bhutan I
Pastel on UArt 400, 9" x 9"  (23 x 23cm)

 Mico
"Bhutan - Monastery in Paro"
watercolor

Ysabi 
aquarelle 26/17cm

Mixer
16" x 20", oil



Our April Paint Out is

Bhutan

Open for participation from April 1st thru April 30th




View Larger Map

You'll find an interactive map of Bhutan 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.

This month we travel to Bhutan. Although not extensively covered, there is plenty of scenery for everyone in this incredible location. There are a few towns to explore, along with the Himalayas, of course. It should be a beautiful month. 

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! 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 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.

NOW LET'S HAVE SOME FUN!