Liverpool - April 2014

Lisa Montesanti
"Purple Haze"
14x18 oil on canvas

 Charlie Abrahamson
"Alton Rd. Bus Line"
Alton Road, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire
9"x 12" watercolor pencil 

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 Mike Bergen
8.5X11 Ink/Watercolor
“Liverpool Harbor"
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 Patricia J. Powers
'Southport Clouds'
4x6 Oil on canvas
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 Marie-Claude Sauze
"Promenade à Penny Lane"
Aquarelle - 18 x 14 cm
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Eszter Szicso
Before sunshine
Oil on board, 32x24 cm

Nancy Farara
"Strawberry Fields"
acrylic on canvas , 8x10
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Charlene Brown
Georges Pierhead
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Nicola Dalbenzio
Church of Our Lady and St Nicholas
Watercolor, 9x14

Rick Eakins
"Thatched Roof Cottage"
8" x 10" (Oil on Canvas Board)
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Nan Johnson
"Penny Lane"
Liverpool, England
6x12 Acrylic
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Béliza Mendes
ink and watercolour, gel pen
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 Earl Boyer
SGR. Peppers Bistro, McCartney and Lennon’s bus stop by Penny Lane

 Nicola Dalbenzio
Strand Street, Liverpool
Watercolor, 7x9

 Marla Laubisch 
Rainy Crossing
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 Carlos Oliva
“Salthouse Quay”

 Murilo S. Romeiro
Walnut ink and watercolor Kuretake on copying paper ( 20x28cm)
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Marie-Claude Sauze
Aquarelle - 23 x 16 cm
"St Luke’s church"
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“Liverpool College”
8 1/2 X 11  ink/watercolor

 Sketch Gurl

 Jean Nelson
After a Spring Rain
8" x 12" oil on canvas board

 Patricia J. Powers
"Bold Street"
8x10 oil on canvas panel
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Marie-Claude Sauze
"Albert dock, Liverpool"
Aquarelle, 19 x 21 cm
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croquis aquarelle 26/17cm
bonne journée
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St Nicholas Place, Liverpool

 Stanley Epperson
Regent Road, Bootle, England
acrylic on canvas panel
6X8 in.

"Liverpool Pallet & Case Co"
Oil on 8" x 8" canvas panel

 Julie Manning
Ink and watercolour

"Hard luck"
watercolor 32 x 24cm

12 X 16 acrylic

Penwortham - Preston
Soft Pastel painting 24x30 cm on sand paper

Honiton Way - Preston
Ink and watercolor sketch 15x23 cm

Stony Lane - Preston
Ink and watercolor sketch 15x23 cm

aquarelle 22/17cm
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 Ursula Rodgers
Higher Learning
Charcoal and colored pencil on tinted paper
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Murilo S. Romeiro
England - Stony Lane
Handmade ink and watercolor Kuretake on copying paper ( 20x28cm)
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 Doug Elliot
Queensway Mersey Tunnel 
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Doug Elliot
St. George's Hall, Lime Street 
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Bill Guffey
Churchtown Garden
11" x 14", oil
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Our April 2014 Paint Out is
Liverpool, and north to Lancaster

Open for participation from April 1st thru April 30th

You'll find an interactive map of northwest England 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. 

This month we travel to Liverpool and  north to Lancaster in northwest England. Including a map above showing the boundaries, which are as follows...

Don't go north of the River Lune at Lancaster, or south of the River Mersey at Liverpool, or east of the M6 highway.


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.