Amsterdam - September 2018



 Mike Bergen
“Museumburg’
12X16 ink/watercolor
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 David Cheatham
Amsterdam Carriage
Colored pencil (6 x 9)
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 Stanley Epperson
Westerpark
10X8 Oil
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 Melissa Guensler
Costume Department of the Dutch Opera and Ballet.
5" x 8”, pen and color markers
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 Catherine Hale
"Bike Tour"
Oil on 15x10cm panel
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 Marcey Manning
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 Christine Parker
Amsterdam Canals
11” x 14”, acrylic on paper
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 Paul Thompson
watercolor and ink on paper
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Paul Thompson
Oudezijids Voorburgwaln in Amsterdam
Acrylic on 5' x 7' canvas
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 Mike Bergen
“Raamgracht”
Amsterdam
9X12 ink/watercolor
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 Charlene Brown
Corner of Herengracht canal and Amstel River
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 Darrell Chatraw
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Melissa Guensler
Van Gogh Museum
5" x 8", pencil and ink on sketch pad
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 Carol Nuernberger
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Ursula Rodgers
Ink and watercolor
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 Julia Graber
"Cheese Shop"
12"x9" on watercolor paper, Ink and Intense watercolors
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Ann Hyde
Watercolour painted on Khadi paper
Grimburgwal Amsterdam, North Holland
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Our September 2018 Paint Out is 
Amsterdam
Open for participation from September 1 thru September 30



You'll find an interactive map of Amsterdam 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 Amsterdam! Make sure to stay within the boundary of the A10 Highway that encircles the city. The last time we traveled to Amsterdam was way back in April of 2009, in only our 3rd Virtual Paintout. Since then most of this wonderful city has been included in the Google Street View library. There is an endless supply of reference material at this historic location. REMEMBER! Be careful of the view you choose! There are many user submitted pics, make sure there is NOT a person's name in the upper left corner of the screen above where it says Street View. User submitted views are not allowed under the rules of the project. Thanks!

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.)

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.

NOW LET'S HAVE SOME FUN!