Florence (Firenze), Italy - Virtual Paintout #5 - June


Jimmie Anne Stephens
3 Via Delle Cascine, Florence, Italy

Al Woodford
Title: Via del l'Oriuolo
Size: 5 x 8 inches
Medium: Watercolour & ink



Phil Holt
Duomo of Florence
16 Via dei Servi, Florence, Italy

Kathleen Harrington
Via delle Corbinaie, Florence

Wendy Manning
Via di Barbacane
oil pastels, 7x10


Jimmie Anne Stephens
Viale Degli Olmi, Florence, Italy


Karen Rike
Via di San Vito

Anthony Sell
34 Via del Proconsolo, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Watercolor and Gouache on Yupo

Pat Reese
10 ViaUgo Fosoto, Florence, Tuscany, Italia

Deb Keirce
5 Giuseppe Dolfi

Willaim Cook
4 Via Panzani
11 x 14, acrylic

Ed Clifton
Via Di Giramonte

Carol Morgan
12 Via Salviati
6x12, oil

Sharon Williamson
San Frediano a Cestello, Firenze
Watercolour and ink
8" by 10"

"Florence Villa"
18" x 24", oil on mounted linen



Our June paintout is Florence, Italy.

Open for participation from
June 1st till June 30th.


View Larger Map

You'll find an interactive map of Florence, Italy above, though you can't access the little yellow man from that map. So use the link below it "View Larger Map", and the map will appear on your monitor; drag the little Yellow Man onto the map, step into Florence, 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.

Again, we are happy to mention that Google has given their okay for artists to use Street View as a reference for paintings that can then be sold without fear of copyright infringement.

Thank you to the Google Maps Team, the Google Street View Team, and all those involved. And thank you, artists, for participating.

NOW LET'S HAVE SOME FUN!

9 comments:

chuck larivey said...

Great Idea!

I was supprised at how clear and detailed the Google walk is. I'll be sure join the June virtual Paint out - something to do on rainy days :=)

Chuck Larivey

Kathleen Harrington Paints said...

Great choice of cities! Really looking forward to this one!

Carol Morgan said...

Just saw the article by Charley Parker - I'm thrilled and flattered to be included.
Found my reference Google photo yesterday and can't wait to begin. AHHH Florence, what a lovely town and area.

Bill Guffey said...

Hi everyone. Welcome to Florence! Glad you folks have decided to participate. Florence is a beautiful city, full of artistic history. Have fun!

chuck larivey said...

Hi Bill, I just took full screen photos of my monitor and down loaded to photo shop - it worked better than I thought equal to street view

Chuck

Anonymous said...

I thought you might be interested in another way to capture the screen. If you have Picasa 3, open it , and then go to Googles Street View. When you find the scene you want, then "Print Screen" on your keyboard, and Picassa will put the image in a special folder.

Kathleen Harrington Paints said...

I'm having a great time looking at the paintings and then going back to the map and seeing the street view.
Thanks for doing this Bill!

chuck larivey said...
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chuck larivey said...

Bill....it's July we're we going???