Belfast, Northern Ireland - October 2009

Kiln Rd. Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland

Lisnabreeny Road

8 Knockbracken Road S., Castlereagh,
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
6 x 8, acrylic

Wendy Manning
Crumlin Road, Belfast
Mixed media on paper, 4 x 8

Castle Hill, Belfast, watercolor

Pen and watercolor
58 Church Lane, Belfast

7 Lismara Ct, Northern Ireland
18 x 24, oil on canvas

70 Irish Quarter W., Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland
Sharpie and acrylic

Belfast Road, Carrickfergus

Al Woodford
Larne Lough from Islandmagee
8 x 12 inches, watercolor

"Hedge Rose" 6 x 6, oil
Newland Road, Larne, Northern Ireland

Farm Road (11 x 14 oil on canvas panel)
109 Deerpark Road, Larne, Northern Ireland

 "Sheep in the Meadow", 8 x 8, oil on canvas
Castle Road in Newton Abbey, Northern Ireland

Shankill Road
15 x 20" Watercolor

Chuck Larivey
11 x 14, St. Paul's Church, Belfast, Ireland

8x10, painted in oils

 Sylvia J. Larsen
Brasserie Bar, 34 Victoria Street, Belfast

 Shanah Cole
9x8 acrylic on watercolor paper
Ballycarry, N. Ireland

 59 Dargon Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Laura Oka
Brustin Brae Road, Larne, N.I.
Pemcil and watercolor pencils, 10" x 8"

Susie Galvin
The Celtic Bar, Falls Road and Waterford Street,
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Watercolor, 12 x 7

14 Sandy Lane Lisburn, Belfast, N.I.
pen and ink drawing with colored oil pastels

Pat Catucci

The Royal Bar, Donegal Road and Sandy Row, Belfast
Sharpie and acrylic

Belfast Castle, Antrim Road, Belfast

Shanah Cole
9 x 12, acrylic, Upper Carneal Rd., Larne

Church Road, Whiteabbey, Northern Ireland

Belfast, Upper Hightown Road
Oil painting on masonite panel, 17x24cm

PATHWAY (9 x 7 ballpoint pen)
24 Balleyrickard Rd., Larne, Northern Ireland

FARM SKETCHES (10.5 x 8.3 ballpoint pen)
Various sites in Northern Ireland

Woodvale Ave., in Belfast
Sharpie and acrylic

Milltown Cemetary Entrance, 546 Falls Road
County Antrim, Belfast, Ireland
 9 x 12 Watercolor, Strathmore paper, 140 lb cold press

Fisherwick Presbyterian Church, Chlorine Gardens
Belfast, Northern Ireland

50 Rocky Road, Castlereagh

20 Ballymiscaw Rd, North Down, Northern Ireland
Watercolor, Indigo watercolor paper, 22 x 12 inches

 Shankill Rd. and Lanark Way, Belfast
Sharpie and acrylic

 Raven Hill Road, Belfast
7 x 7 Oil on board

 95 Botanic Ave., Belfast
Sharpie and acrylic

8 x 10 in oils
Listeen Road, Castlereagh

"Larne, Northern Ireland"
16" x 30", oil on linen

Our October paintout is 
Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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

View Larger Map

You'll find an interactive map of Belfast, Northern Ireland 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 Belfast and the adjacent area in Northern Ireland, 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 are including the rural areas north of Belfast into the project. Not just the city itself. This area is currently the only part of Ireland available through Google Street View, so we thought we'd include the whole thing for a variety of urban and rural references.

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.

Remember, participation is open to all levels of artistic ability.



Leslie Hawes said...

Thank you so much, Bill for providing the Virtual Paintout! It is my first time, and I am hooked!

Alex said...

Beautiful and soft drawing of the castle. Love the details and the colors, and it totally gives out the majestic, calm and strong aura! Thank you for sharing

Claire said...

Bill - I have really enjoyed my first venture into the Virtual Paintout, and have also really enjoyed seeing all of the different paintings that have come out of this challenge as well.

gavmcginty said...

I love this challenge. It would be great if the artists also submitted the URL for the scene on Street View (you can get it from the "Link" button at the top right of the image) - just so that we can see their inspiration!

Bill Guffey said...

Thanks for the comments everyone!

Also, thanks to everyone that participated this month.

To gavmcginty -- That would be nice, but I'm pretty stretched for time as it is. Since many artists have their own space that they post their artwork to, they have the opportunity to give as much info about their reference as they wish on their own website or blog.