Elba - February 2012

Kathy Bintrim
Acrylic on 2" x 2" wooden block

Suzanne Hughes

Ganapathy Subramaniam (GS)
Pen, Ink and Watercolor
Marciana, Tuscany, Italy

Nicola Dalbenzio
Elba Island Village Scene
Watercolor/Pen, 5x7

Susan M. Moore
5 x 8 inches
Marker and watercolor on cold-press watercolor paper

Cathie Tonkins
8x10 Acrylic

Patricia Musgrave
Hilltowns of Elba
9.5" x 13", oil on board

Kim C Pelletier
The red booth and the boy on a bike
16 x 12 oil on Canson Canva-Paper

Al Woodford
Bells of Portoferraio
8 x 12 inches, watercolor

Earl Boyer
Beach Day at Elba
Derwent watercolour pencil
9x12 Canson Watercolor paper

Nicola Dalbenzio
Elba Island, Piazza Umberto
Pen/Watercolor, 5x7

Rebecca Wang
"Family at Cavoli Beach"
oil on 10x10 canvas panel

Sylvia J. Larsen
Elba Trees
5"x7" Watercolor

Mair Sieglinde
Via di Maciarello

Michelle Burnett
That Summer in Italy
5"x7", oil on canvas panel

Carolee S. Clark
"Easy Riding"
10" x 10", acrylic on canvas

Gloria J Zucaro

“Sunshine Ride”
4”H x 3.75”W
Ink and Watercolor

Elba: 26 Via della Bonalaccia

 Trish Davis
Pining for the Ocean in Elba
6 Via di Casine, Marciana, Tuscany, Italy
Acrylics on 20 x 14 stretched canvas

Carol DeMumbrum
Beautiful Elba
7x5 inch oil on linen

Carolyn Owen Sommer
Via Mercado Vecchio, Elba, Italy
Watercolor on arches, 10x8

Janice G. Pennington
4 inch x 6 inch watercolor
Elba: Rio Marina, Tuscany, Italy

 Sue Field
Elba - Pastel

 Nancie Johnson
Marciana Marina
Elba, Tuscany, Italy
9x12 Acrylic

Janell Nishida
"Waiter, Waiting"
7.5x11.5, ink and watercolor

William Cook
Oil, 8x10

Catherine Hale
Elba beachscape
oil on canvas board, 30x30cm

Joanne Willoughby
watercolor and goache on 5x7" aquabord

Linda Melemed
"Red Umbrellas"
Watercolor - 8" X 10"

Ursula Rodgers
Biodola, Elba

Nancy Herman
6"x 8", oil on canvas board

Sylvia J. Larsen
Elba Island Houses
Watercolor, 5"x7"

Justine Valla
Elba: Strada di Calamita, Capolieri, Tuscany, Italy
Watercolor in Canson Scetchbook

 Rick Eakins
"24 Via Cavoli Sunset"
6" x 8" (Oil on Canvas Board)

Gail Ishmael
Watercolor 22" x 18"

Mark Adam Webster
Via San Pietro - Abstract Geometric Seascape
Via San Pietro, Marciana Marina, Tuscany, Italy
9x12" Oil on Panel

 Maria Hamilton
Markers, inks, colored pencils and graphite pencils

 Janell Nishida
"The Bell Tower"
9x14 watercolor

Justine  Valla
Elba: Localita  Morcone, Capoliveri, Tuscany, Italy
Watercolor in Canson Scetchbook

 Tina Marohn
"Portoferraio - Just Around the Corner"
Oil on canvas 9 x 14

Mary Stebbins Taitt
60 Via de Cotocello
5 x 8 Yellow coated Moleskine paper, watercolor, micron pens, a touch of white goache

Seema Misra

Ann Feldman
"A Slice of Paradise"
6x6", Oil on Gessoboard

Carolyn A Pappas
"Turquoise Sea"
ink and watercolor, 4 x 6 inches

Lorraine Brown
Watercolour, 11” x 14”

"Campo nell'Elba"
oil painting
size 40 x 30cm

Mary Stebbins Taitt
5 x 8 micron pen and watercolor on coated Moleskine Sketchbook paper

 Carolee S. Clark
"Summer Casj"
10" x 10", acrylic on canvas

 William Cook
Oil, 16 x 20

Nancie Johnson
"The Bicycle on the Piazza"
Elba, Tuscany, Italy
9x12 Acrylic

 Mary Lou Bachman
9x12 Watercolor on Arches

 Charlene Brown
Strada di Calamita, Capoliveri, Tuscany

John Wooldridge
La Venelle Crossroad
5X7, Gouache on matboard

 Ganapathy Subramaniam (GS)
5 x 8, Pen, Ink and Watercolors
Località Schiopparello, Italy

Rebecca Wang
"Couple at Cavoli Beach"
10x10 canvas panel

 Nicola Dalbenzio
Elba Island, Rocky Shore with Boats
Watercolor/Pen, 5x7

 Ganapathy Subramaniam (GS)
9 x 7, Pen, Ink and Watercolors
Via Degli Etruschi, 15, Marciana, Tuscany, Italy

Sketch Gurl
2 Via Marciana
Watercolor and ink

Albert Decker
"Localita Campo al Castagno"
6"x8" oil on canvas panel

Jude Decker
10X7" Ink and watercolors 

Diane Ursin
"Olive Trees"
Acrylic on Canvas
8 X 10 inches

Laura A Pace
The Cove
16x20 oil on canvas board
Nisportino, Elba,Tuscany, Italy

Alissa Duke
Lungomare Pino Nomellini/via Giannutri, Campo  nell Elba

 Theresa Gsell

"Cycling to the village"
oil painting on canvas, 30 x 30cm

Jeanne Grant

watercolor, 32 x 24cm

Jean Nelson
"Out of the Tuscan Sun"
5"x7" acrylic on canvas panel

Janell Nishida
"Fun in the Sun"
9x12 watercolor

Ehren Snyder

Catherine Hale
Oil on canvas, 24x30cm

Suzanne Queen
6 Calata Buccari, Portoferraio, Elba
7 in x 11 in,  Watercolor

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

Mandar Marathe
"Elba Cliffs"
6" x 10", Oil on oil paper

 Bill Guffey
Houses in Sunlight
5" x 7", Oil, palette knife
Our February 2012 Paintout is 

Open for participation from February 1st till February 29th.

View Larger Map

You'll find an interactive map of the island of Elba 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 the Mediterranean island of Elba, the largest of the Tuscan Archipelago. Famously known as the destination of Napoleon Bonaparte's first exile. The island has incredible architecture, with a great variety of landscapes to choose from.


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 LEFT of the screen, check the "Short URL" button. 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 left of the map.

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.


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