County Clare, Ireland - December 2010

 Yevgenia Watts
ink and watercolor on Ampersand Aquabord. 6x6"

 Dorena Kerry
Celtic Crossroads

 Sylvia J. Larsen
"Irish Mannequins"
8X10 Watercolor

Rebecca Wang
Twilight Game
oil on 6x8 canvas board

 Yasha Sharma
Oil on canvas, 7x11inches

 Linda Cheek
'Green High Lite'
3.5x2.5 oil on panel

 Savvy's Child

 Judi Franzak

Sarah Meredith

 Damião Vieira
"County Clare, Rahena More, Ireland"
Acrylic 25x17cm

 Sarah Meredith

Jennie Stewart
"Choices- Oh the Places We Could Go!
aka  Maybe we should rest and have a pint,or tea instead."
8x10 canvas, Acrylics

 Jennie Stewart
"Lough Derg"
County Clare,Ireland
9x12 canvas, Acrylics

 Nancie Johnson
"On The Market"
Co. Clare, Ireland
Acrylic on canvas, 9x12

 Janell Nishida
"Irish Cream"
10x10, acrylic on canvas

 Mary Nyquist
Ballycuggaran, Co. Clare, Ireland
Watercolor on Paper

Mary Nyquist
Woodbrook, Co. Clare, Ireland
Watercolor & Gouache on Paper

 Carol Sapp
watercolor  5"x7"

Catherine Hale
"Killeagy (Stritch), Co. Clare, Ireland"
Oil on canvas (16"x20")

 Murilo Romeiro
Tullig - County Clare - Ireland
stamped gouache and pen on paper (10"x 7")

Trevor Davies
Oil on Canvas
Title Broken hinge

 Rohit Kulkarni
The Red Windows
Wellington Square, Kilkee
8cms*12cms, pen and watercolours on 200gsm paper

Phil Holt
Old Cottage (8 1/2 x 11 Graphite)
Killrush Rd / R473

 Roberta Schmidt
The Forgotten Homestead
Ballyvranneen, Clooney, County Clare
9 x 12 acrylic on watercolor paper

 Ruth Bodycott
"On Top of the World"
Dingle Area, County Clare, Ireland
watercolor on 140# Arches CP, 12.5" x 7"

 Carolee S. Clark
"All Decked Out"
10" x 10", acrylic on canvas

Nancy Herman

 Karla Uphoff
"Ireland Calling"

Gemma Manzo
pen and pencil drawing

 John D. Wooldridge
Station Road, Ennystimon
5x7, oil on canvas

Charles Chew
Boat in County Clare
11 x 14 oil on stretched linen

 Susan Cox
County Clare - Ireland

 Bill Gavin
County Clare, Ireland
Watercolor—12" x 16"

 Jean Nelson
Ballynagleragh, Co. Clare, Ireland
2.5"x6" acrylic on linen

Al Woodford
Approaching Cooraclare
11 x 11 inches, gouche

 Justine Valla
County Clare, Ireland
7 inches x 10 inches
Watercolor on Canson paper

 Denise Clardy
Old Kilmurry Church and Graveyard
County Clare, Ireland
5x7 watercolor & ink

 Lori Forester
"Hidden by Gortglass Lough"
ink with graphitint watercolour pencil

 Margaret Lin
unnamed road off Church Street, Carrigaholt, Ireland
Painting information: 7" x 10", acrylic on paper

 Suzanne Queen
County Clare Ireland
7.5 inches x 11 inches watercolor

Stuart Roper
"Ballycuggaran Vista"
oil on panel, 8 x 10 inches

 Tim Ginnett
Watercolor, 11 x 14 inches

 Prabha Narayanan
Below Geehy South, Country Clare, Ireland
Colored Pencils & Watercolor on BILT Paper, A4

 Carolyn A. Pappas
"County Clare, Ireland"
pen and ink and watercolor, 6 x 9 inches

Murilo Romeiro
Lack - County Clare - Ireland
Technique : pen on paper (11"x 8")

 Jennie Stewart
"An Inspiration- A view to Infinity"
 County Clare, Ireland
 Acrylics on 8x10 canvas

Gringo Zero
9 x 12 inches - acrylic on panel

Sue Bowen
County Clare, Ireland

Mark Adam Webster
"Untitled Landscape Painting"
County Clare, Ireland
8x10" Oil on Panel

 Anita Badami
Acrylic on Canvas

 Jeanne Kirby Bruneau
"O'Connell Street, Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland"
Pastel, 6" x 8"

 Erica Keener
"Painted Pony, County Clare, Ireland" 
12"x9" pastel

Katie McElwain
South Kilclogher, County Claire
9x13 Oil on Board

Murilo Romeiro
Clare - Ireland
pen / gouache / watercolor pencil on paper (11"x 8")

Dawn Kinney Martin
White Strand Co. Clare, Ireland
Palette knife - acrylic on canvas, 20 x 30

Jutta Smarsinski
Cottage at Kilrush Road
Watercolor 10 x 10 inch

Laura Starrett

Kerry Brown
Castle St Limerick Co. Clare
Watercolour & pen

Carolee S. Clark
"Clare County"
10" x 10", acrylic on canvas

William Cook
Oil - 11x14

Bill Gavin
Rine, Ireland
12 x 16 watercolor

Sketch Gurl
County Clare, Ireland
Watercolor on paper

 Maria Hamilton
oil on canvas 16 x 20

Julie Manning
Pen and watercolour

Alissa Duke
Ballard Road, Co. Clare, Ireland
watercolour pencil and pen in Watercolour moleskine

 Cathy Holtom
Lisheenfurroor, Co. Clare

Erica Keener
"Painted Pony" 
8" x 5.5" graphite pencil on paper

Mary Lawler
Knockanoura - County Clare, Ireland
Pastel on Paper, 9” x 12”

 Sue Pownall

Yasha Sharma
Acrylic on canvas, 16"x12"

A. Decker
"Irish Country Rest Stop?"
4x6" 6B Pencil on 80lb. Drawing Paper

 Carolyn Owen Sommer
County Clare Farmstead
Watercolor  10 x 8

 Lucia Fort
Palette Knife, Oil on panel, 14 by 11”

Kim C Pelletier
Vue d'Irlande
14x11 oil on canvas board

Erik van Elven
"Rainclouds over The Burren"
5.3x11, oil on panel

 Pierrine Didier
"Little Sad Houses"
Drawing (pencils on paper)

 Charlene Brown

Sylviane Le Cann
oil on canvas paper, 8"x10"

Kerry Lynn Fraser
Church Street, Lehinch, Clare, Ireland
oil on canvas panel, 5 X 7

Catherine Hale
"Between Ballycurraun and Knock"
County Clare, Ireland

Sylvia Young
Doolin Castle, Co.Clare, Ireland
pen and wash 12" x 15"

 Ria Hills
10.5" by 4.5" pastel

 Genevieve  Cseh
Watercolor on paper, 8.5” x 9”

 Mark Adam Webster
"Yellow Flower Field Palette Knife Painting"
County Clare, Ireland
6x8" Oil on Panel

Linda Popple

Carolee S. Clark
"Sheep Shapes"
10" x 10", acrylic on canvas

"Spanish Point - County Clare"
24" x 36", oil on canvas

Our December Paintout is
County Clare, Ireland

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

View Larger Map

You'll find an interactive map of County Clare 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, 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.

Turas maith, slán abhaile. It's been over a year since we've visited the Emerald Isle, and during that time Google has added much more of the country. This month we travel to the west coast of Ireland, County Clare to be exact. 
The location, according to Wikipedia is as follows, "Bodies of water define much of the physical boundaries of Clare. To the southeast is the River Shannon, Ireland's longest river, and to the south is the Shannon Estuary. The border to the northeast is defined by Lough Derg which is the third largest lake on Ireland. To the west is the Atlantic Ocean, and to the north is Galway Bay."
Below is a map showing County Clare, where you are sure to find just about any terrain or subject matter that you desire.


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 now 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 right of the screen, you will see two options that open for you, CHOOSE THE TOP ONE, "Paste link in email or IM". 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 right of the map, in the light blue bar.

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.



jcsvisuals said...

Love the "Virtual Paintout" and the variety of styles and artists presented...

Leslie Hawes said...


martinealison said...

J'aime à regarder les différentes interprétations... Chacun son écriture... Il faut être soi...

Anonymous said...

I am a co-founder of the Windsor & Essex County Plein Air Society, located in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. I found your site through a post in Artist Daily under the topic Plein Air. I've posted a link to your blog on our Plein Air Facebook Group here:

I hope that some of our people will take up your challenge. I certainly hope to this winter.
Elizabeth Gaye MacDonald

Bill Guffey said...

Hello everyone! Thanks for participating this month.

Elizabeth, thanks for posting that link on your FB page. I hope your group will participate.

Julie Riker said...

I just discovered this site and I am anxious to try your next paint out!!