Ghana - March 2017



Christina Hermann
"Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana"
Ink, watercolours, acrylics
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 E J Mordasky
watercolor
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Murilo Romeiro
Elmina Castle
pen (walnut ink) and watercolor on A4 180g paper
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 Sherry Schmidt
5" x 7" Watercolor
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Sherry Schmidt
5" x 7" Gouache
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 Charlie Abrahamson
Cape Coast Castle
Cape Coast, Ghana
9"x12" oil
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Charlie Abrahamson
Elmina Castle
Elmina, Ghana
9"x12" oil
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 Michelle Bailey
Axim, Ghana
4"x6" Watercolor & Ink
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 Earl M Boyer Jr
Kumasi Cultural Center, Ghana
pencils on 9”x 6” rag paper, watercolor
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 Látó Éva
Cape Coast central
watercolor 15x20 cm
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 Celene Farris
Ghana, West Africa
8x10, oil
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 Catherine Hale
"Ghana"
Watercolor pencil on A4 paper
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 Nan Johnson
“Assembly Hall"
Nzulezu Stilt Village
Ghana
9x12 Acrylic
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 Sylvia J Larsen
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Valérie M.
"Omnipresent multinational company"
Ink and watercolor wash 21x29 cm
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 Janell Nishida
Cleaning Fish
7x9 mixed media
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 Carol Nuernberger
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 Sarah Oldham
"Dome Market"
Accra, Ghana
watercolor, guache, pen, 6 x 6 inches
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 Suzanne Queen
Fort Metal Cross
4 in x 7 in, Watercolor and Ink

Antonio Romero Santana 
Acrílico sobre papel: 30 x 40 cm.
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 Antonio Romero Santana
Acrílico sobre papel: 30 x 40 cm.
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 Andreas Schweizer
LONE CAR
Accra, Ghana
11.5 x 8 in., ink/watercolour
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 Sue Schwertl
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 Laurelle Simms
“Yendo Al Encuentro”
12x10 inches oil on canvas.
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 V M Stewart
Ghana - Cycles
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Darlene Twitchell
By the Sea, Ghana
4x3, Oil on canvas
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Al Woodford
Nzulezo Church
6 x 8 inches, watercolor
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 Anthony Billings
Buick Hearse
watercolor, 9"x12"
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 Françoise Lecomte
Fort Dorothea, Ghana

Valérie M.
"Market scene in Kpando-Ghana"
Ink and watercolor wash 21x29 cm
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 Valérie M.
Ink and watercolor wash
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 Julie Manning
Watercolour and Ink

 Julie Manning
Ink and watercolour

 E J Mordasky
Three School Girls in Ghana, Africa
Watercolor
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 Patricia Musgrave
The Flame Tree
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 Janell Nishida
Woman with a Shell Necklace
8x8 watercolor
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 Laurelle Simms
Mother and Child on Kotokuraba Road
oil on canvas, 12x10 in.
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 Fenella Rook Smith
The Clothing Seller
acrylic on canvas board, 8” x 10"
Cleland Road, Accra, Ghana

 Fenella Rook Smith
Biriwa, Central, Ghana
ink and watercolour on watercolour paper, 6” x 8"
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 Anne Welch
Business as Usual
8x10" acrylic on canvas paper
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Anne Welch
Contemplation
8x10" Acrylic on canvas paper
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 Charlene Brown 
St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica in Kumasi
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Bill Collie
"taxi stand Accra"
Ink and watercolour, 30 x20cm
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 Bill Collie
"beer truck"
Ink and watercolour, 30 x20cm
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 Christine Dominico
Out of the Sun
5 x 7.7 inch watercolour
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Nan Johnson
“On Stilts"
Nzulezu Stilt Village
Ghana
8x8 Acrylic
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 Julie Manning
Pen and watercolour

 Mico
"Ghana - les petites mains"
watercolor, 24 cm x 32 cm
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 Mico
"Ghana - the beach"
watercolor, 24 cm x 32 cm
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 Carol Nuernberger
“Yendi Road Laundromat”
9X12 acrylic on canvas
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 Pam Saville
Boats For Sale, Ghana
watercolour paint on Archers 90lb cold pressed paper, size 23 x 31 cm
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Laurel Simms
“Above Surface”
oil on canvas  12x10 in.
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Bill Guffey
Mother, Sheds and Child
8” x 4”, oil on unstretched canvas
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Our March Paint Out is 
Ghana 
Open for participation from March 1 thru March 31





You'll find an interactive map of Ghana above, though you can't access the little yellow pegman from that map. Use the link on the upper left of, or below, the map, "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 Ghana in West Africa. It is on virtual trips such as this when eyes are opened.

IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING...

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! Google has 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.)

If you want a link to your reference included with your information please make sure you include the SHORT URL for the reference with your submissionUsing the new Google Map to get a short link to your location in Street View, you need to do the following...

While in Street View, click on the three dots in the box that shows the location name. In the pop out box then click "Share or Embed Image". Click on that and in the box that pops up, make sure the "Share Link" tab is active, then simply check the box for "Short URL". Copy that link and paste it in the body of your email submission (and send to yourself so you don't lose your location.)


Below is another option for getting a short URL. If you use Google Chrome browser, install the short URL app. Makes it really easy to grab a short URL from any page you are on.


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.

NOW LET'S HAVE SOME FUN!
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