Eureka, California ~ December 2011

Julie Manning
The Ingomar Club, Eureka, CA.

 Kathy Bintrim
9 in x 12 in, colored pencil

 Sylvia J Larsen
5"x7" Watercolor
Eureka, Ca Boats

Jean Nelson
Bertas Road Covered Bridge
5"x7" acrylic on canvas panel

 Patricia Musgrave
Table Bluff Road
9.5" x 13"  oil on board

Suzanne Queen
Murray Field, Eureka, CA
6 in x 10.5 in,  Watercolor

 Rick Eakins
Hose Co. No 4
8" x 10" (Oil on Canvas Board)

 Sue Field
Eureka, California

Justine Valla
2943 Hopkins Hill Rd.
S of Eureka CA near Humboldt HIll
Watercolor in Canson scetchbook

 Trish Davis
True Blue
1892 Simpson Vance House
Acrylic on 11x14 wrapped canvas

 Sketch Gurl
4455, US 101, Eureka, CA

Ann Hyde
Pine Hill Road Ridgewood
Watercolour, 14" x 11"

Lorraine Brown
watercolour ¼ sheet Arches rough

Trish Davis
Klamath River on California Highway 96
Acrylic on 11x14 wrapped canvas

Al Woodford
"Sheds and things - Elk River Road, Ridgewood"
8 x 8 inches, watercolor

L. J. Chang
Devoy Road, Eureka
watercolor & pastel, 9"x12"

William Cook
Oil, 6x12

Rebecca Wang
"Foggy Bay"
oil on 12x16 canvas panel

 L. J. Chang
Gold Rush on US101, Eureka
color pencil on cardboard paper
7.75" x 7.75"

Margaret McInnes
Lone Star Junction

Suzanne Queen
Camping Spot
7 in x 7 in,  Watercolor

Carolee S. Clark
"South Bay"
10" x 10"
acrylic on canvas

 L. J. Chang
Huntoon @ S street, Eureka
acrylic & oil pastel on cardboard paper
12" x 9.75"

Maria Hamilton
Oil on canvas 16 x 20

 Judith Alsop
Table Bluff Lighthouse, Eureka

 Charlene Brown
The Bank of Eureka & the Savings Bank of Humboldt

April Williams
oil on masonite 8x8 inches

Earl Boyer
Old Town, Eureka
Pencil color and pastel, and Windpower Sketchpaper
11.75" x 14"

Millie Nguyen
Eureka, I found it!
Acrylics on 8" X 8" canvas

Nancie Johnson
"Eureka Forest"
California 3
9x12 Acrylic

 Carolee S. Clark
"California Trees"
10" x 10"
acrylic on canvas

 Laura A Pace
Violet House
Spring St., Eureka, CA
8x10, oil on gesso board

Carolyn Owen Sommer
Watercolor on Arches

 Jude Decker

Sieglinde Mair

Alissa Duke
Myrtle Ave, California
watercolour pencil in moleskine

 Bill Guffey
Eureka! A Horse
8" x 10", oil

Our December 2011 Paintout is 
Eureka, California
and surrounding region

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

You'll find an interactive map of Eureka and surrounding area 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.

This month we travel to Eureka, California and the surrounding region east. This is a beautiful area of California that gives wonderful views of seaside, farms, and urban areas.
Below is a map of the area for this month. Mainly from the coast, just stay between the two main highways going east until you get to Redding. It's okay to go a little north and south of Eureka itself.


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 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.