Croatia ~ October 2012

Maria Hamilton

 William Beebe
"Shadows House"
8" x 10", Pastels

 Nicola Dalbenzio
Jelacic Plaza, Croatia
Watercolor, 12x15

 Lotta Hinder
Hvar, Croatia
Acrylics 24 x 32 cm

 Phil Holt
16 x12 Oil on canvas panel

 Gail Ishmael
Sheep in the field

 Theuns Kruger
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Pencil & acrylic on watercolour paper

 Patricia Musgrave
Frosty Morning
Hrvatska Dubica, Croatia

 Janell Nishida
6x11 watercolor

 Sherry Schmidt
Near Zagreb

 Sherry Schmidt

 Roberta Schmidt
The Harbor, Croatia
8 x 10 acrylic on canvas board

 Eszter Szicso
Oil on board, 32x24 cm

Laura Wingerd
"Hrvatska Kostajnica"
6" x 9" Watercolor pencil on Yupo

 Lorraine Brown
Home Grown
Watercolour, 11”x14”

 Michael Chamberlain
"Dubrovnik Harbor"
8x10" oil on canvas panel

 Carolee S. Clark
"Color on the High Seas"
10" x 10"
acrylic on canvas

 Genevieve Cseh
Croatia - Sea Wall
5" x 7", acrylic on canvas

 Indira Govindan

 Joseph Maguire

 Julie Manning
Dubrovnik, Croatia

 Suzanne Queen
Novigrad na Dobri Castle, Croatia
5 in x 7 in,  Watercolor

 Justine Valla
D56 Skradin Sibinek-Knin County, Croatia
Watercolor in Liberte Scetchbook

Rebecca Wang
"Fishing at Makarska Bay"
oil on 10x12 canvas panel

 Al Woodford
Water in the works
8 x 8 inches, watercolor

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

 Gail Ishmael
Old Town Dubrovnik Harbor

 Julie Manning
12 Katarinin Trg, Zagreb

 Linda Popple

 Dave Rolstone
Village near Belej on Cres Island, Croatia.
Oil on Lose Canvas 12"x 9"

Diane Ursin
"Croatian Lady w/ her Goats"

 Earl Boyer
Old Frankopan Castle, Croatia
pen and ink with color pencil on Bristol paper

 Rick Eakins
"Croatia Farm"
8" x 10" (Oil on Canvas Board)

 Nancy Farara
Rijeka Street
watercolor and watersoluble graphite
8 1/2" x 9"

 Nancy Frey
Virtual Painters @ the Croatian National Theatre,
14 Marshal Tito Square, Zagreb, Croatia
8x10 Sepia Watercolor

Roberta Schmidt
The Little White House, Croatia
11 x 14 inch, acrylic on canvas

 Ganapathy Subramaniam (GS)
Acrylics 14" x 10"
Marshal Tito Square, Croatia

 Sara Branson
"Hideaway Cafe" Split, Croatia

 Nicola Dalbenzio
Palace Hotel, Zagreb Croatia
Watercolor, 12x16

 Sketch Gurl

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

 Debi Hinshaw
"Summer Afternoon"
12"x12"  Oil - Ampersand gessoed panel

 Sylvia J Larsen
Church On The Hill
5"x7" Watercolor

"Sunset at KRK, Croatia"

William Cook
Oil, 8x10

Charlene Brown
Maslinica, Croatia

 Carolee S. Clark
"High Tide"
10" x 10"
acrylic on canvas

 Catherine Hale
"October in Croatia"
oil on 6"x8" canvas panel

 Gail Ishmael
Two men and a truck

Julie Manning
Hvar, Croatia

 Janell Nishida
"Orange Boat"
9x12 watercolor

 Jim Throne
Split, Croatia

Sherry Thurner
5x7 inches, oil on mat board

 Nicola Dalbenzio
Zabreg, Croatia Cityscape
Watercolor, 9x12

"Milna, Croatia"

Joanne Willoughby
58 Pomer ulica. Pomer, Croatia
9x12 pastel on sanded wallis paper

 Bill Guffey
Morning Wakes
20" x 24", oil

Our October 2012 Paintout is 

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

View Larger Map

You'll find an interactive map of Croatia 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 country of Croatia. You are free to travel the entire country to find something to paint or draw. I think you'll find Croatia a beautiful country with many wonderful subjects to explore. Have fun!


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.


1 comment:

jadedj said...

Bill, this painting is dynamite!