Barcelona, Spain - Virtual Paintout #6 - July 2009

Al Woodford
Title: Castillo de Torre Baro
Size: 12 x 8 inches
Medium: watercolor

Gemma Manzo
Cami de San Climent de Liobregat CT Espana
Pen, pencil and ink drawing with a little color wash

Rock Kyndl

Bill Guffey
"Barcelona Walk"
12" x 9", oil on mounted linen

Bill Guffey
"Barcelona Villa"
24" x 30", oil on canvas

Kaye Sowers

Betty Wilkins
Sketched in a large watercolor moleskin, using watercolor and micron pigma.

Sharon Williamson
'Rambla del Poblenou'
Ink & watercolour, 5" by 7"

Nicole Okun
"Barcelona Morning"
3" x 4", acrylic on canvas board

Wendy Shortland
Pla├ža Maria del Mar, Barcelona

Beckie Saar Leone
116 Carretera d'Horta a Cerdanyola, Barcelona
acrylic on 12" x 16" canvas board

Suzy Moritz-Rawdin
Carretera de Miramar, Barcelona, Spain

Olga Prudnikova
La Pedrera

Chuck Larivey
92 Carrer de Calabria

85 Carrer de Roger de Uuria, Barcelona, Espana

Susie Galvin
26 Carrer de Nazaret, Barcelona, Espana

Sherry Massey
76 Avinguda Litoral, Barcelona, Spain

Our July paintout is Barcelona, Spain.

Open for participation from
July 1st till July 31st.

View Larger Map

You'll find an interactive map of Barcelona, Spain above, though you can't access the little yellow man from that map. 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 Barcelona, 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.



Bill Guffey said...

Hello everyone! Welcome to Barcelona!

I've explored this area many times through the use of Google Street View, and have found urban areas as well some very nice rural areas around the edges of the city. This should be a wonderful city to get to know. Enjoy!

Kathleen Harrington Paints said...

Cant wait to get started. I love these ini virtual vacations... wrote about on my blog today.

AutumnLeaves said...

Thanks to Kathleen Harrington, I've found your site and hope to participate. I've actually visited Barcelona and will be pulling out some of my own photos from the trip and checking to see if I can gather up my energy to participate this month! Love your idea for this blog!

Bill Guffey said...

Thanks for the mention on your blog, Kathleen.

Bill Guffey said...

Hi AutumnLeaves. Glad to have you participating!

Remember though, you can't use your own photos as reference in these challenges. The point of this blog is to use GOOGLE STREET VIEW to travel and paint virtually en plein air.

Thanks, Bill

Rock Kyndl said...

Thanks for including me. I look forward to more 'traveling' around through this great portal of yours.