Lisbon, Portugal - Virtual Paintout #8 - Sept. 2009

 Damião Vieira
 watercolor 20x17cm
 "Torre de Belém - Lisboa"

R. Luis de Camoes, Lisbon, Portugal - street sweeper

 Sylvia J Larsen
12 R. do Poco dos Negros, Lisbon. Portugal
 watercolor, 8x10

 Praça do Comércio, Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon Laundry, 9 x 12, oil on canvas panel

 Corner of Largo do Contador-Mor/Travessa do Funil
Sharpie and acrylic paint.

Entrance Ramp to Av. Infante Santo

 102 Rua Bartolomeu Dias

12 R. das Quelnas

Flicka d'Assisi
40 R. Paiva Coelho, Seixal, Portugal

Flicka d'Assisi
10 R. de Santa Catarina, Lisbon, Portugal

Old House in Lisbon

Alto De Varejao, Lisbon

Shanah Cole
46 R. Guilherme Anjos, Lisbon

"Lisbon Laundry", acrylic on 24x18 canvas
42 Travessa dos Inglesinhos, Lisbon, Portugal

Al Woodford
Cova do Vapor
11 x 11 inches. Gouache on paper.

Sao Vincent de Fora (11 x 8 Ballpoint pen)

Statue Niche (11 x 8 Ballpoint pen)

Watercolour pencil drawing on Fabriano Cold Press paper
of Alameda Santo Antonio dos Capuchos.

View of : "Calçada de Sao Vicente"
Ink and watercolour pencils

6 R. de Julio de Andrade
Lisbon, Portugal

4 Largo De Santa Luiza, Lisbon
Fine black fibre pen with Tombow Dual Brush Tip Pen wash

Gary Nemcosky

Glowing Building on Rua da Atalaia
10 x 14”, acrylic, oil and pencil on canvas board

 Prabha Narayanan
Avenida Brasilia, Oeiras in Lisbon
Local watercolor paper of size 14.5 x 11 inches

Chuck Larivey
12x12 Oil on canvas panel
R. Bartholomew Dias, Lisbon Portugal

Bill Guffey
24" x 20", oil on stretched linen

Our September paintout is Lisbon, Portugal.

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

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You'll find an interactive map of Lisbon, Portugal above, though you can't access the little yellow pegman 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 Lisbon, 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 always 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.

A BIG welcome to all the new followers of this blog! Remember, participation is open to all levels of artistic ability.



DEB said...

Never been to Portugal...this DOES look fun!

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Tony - another city I've never been to and can now explore! (PS Hope you come to Africa one day!)

Shelley Ross said...

What a fantastic idea. I'm tickled with it and I commend you on both the idea and getting it right with Google. I agree, a great boon for house bound artists.

Bill Guffey said...

Hi Deb. Welcome to Lisbon!

Hi Liz. Not sure who Tony is, but he's welcome too! ;) We'll come to Africa as soon as Google films it.

Hi Shelley. Thanks for comments. Hope you join in this month.

Marian Fortunati said...

Bill... Great idea to challenge us all...
I've been following your blog and admiring how you do the virtual paintings, but have never tried it.... Maybe now's the time..

Hope it doesn't make my wanderlust even worse!!!

Elizabeth said...

omigosh, i never knew you could do this in Google!!!! A WORLD to paint!
Thanks! Been travelin' round Lisbon and found my shot!

Kathleen Harrington Paints said...

Bill - I may not get my painting done this month... but stop by my blog and pick up an award I'm giving you today!

Jeanette said...

with Newfoundland's strong ties to Portugal in the past, I just have to try this one.

Bill Guffey said...

Thanks for participating in September everyone! I think this is the most we've had in one month. Some really exceptional art.