U.S. Virgin Islands ~ August 2018


Raissa Eby 
5 x 7 inches, Watercolor 
Salt River Bay
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Eileen Black
Rainbow Beach
8x12 inches
Transparent Watercolor
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 Eileen Black
Virgin Island Sail
11x15 inches
Transparent Watercolor
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Eileen Black
Virgin Island Ship
9x12 inches
Transparent Watercolor
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 Indira Govindan
S Shore Road, Christiansted, St. Croix
Watercolor
All Blue
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 Catherine Hale
"Clouds at Isaac Point"
oil on 8x10 inch canvas
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 Christina Hermann
"St Thomas, U.S.Virgin Islands"
Ink, watercolors
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Sherry Schmidt
Watercolor, 5x7"
Hotel St. Croix
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 Charlie Abrahamson
"Approaching Storm"
9"x 12" pastel
Located on Rainbow Beach in St. Croix.
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Melissa Guensler
Garden St., Christiansted, St. Croix
"Funky chicken"
5" x 8" on sketch paper done with color markers
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Maria Hamilton
Oils on piece of cardboard, 5 x 7
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 Marla Laubisch
"L.A. Cafe"
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 Christine Parker
Acrylic on 5x7 inch gessobord
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 Cindy Pickup
Beach Time
Oil, on masonite, 8" x 10"
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 Darlene Pucillo
The GOD is LOVE Bus
oil painting on prepared panel, 5x7"
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Paul Thompson
Green House on King Street in St. Croix
watercolor on paper
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 Charlene Brown 
Columbus' Landing site, from Frigate View
Chistiansted, St.Croix
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 Nan Johnson
“LaGrange Road"
St. Croix, Virgin Islands
9x12 Acrylic
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 Janell Nishida
Sittin’ in the Surf
10x10 watercolor
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 Suzanne Queen
US Virgin Islands
6.25 in x 6.25 in, Watercolor and Ink
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 Murilo Romeiro
Fort Frederik
Dip pen (walnut ink)on A3 - 180g paper
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Acua Tizaje
Sandy Point, Frederiksted, St. Croix.
Watercolor, 5x7 in
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 Stanley Epperson
Strand Street
Cruz Bay, St John
10X8 Oil Painting
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 Celene Farris
Carambola Beach, St. Croix
8x10, oil
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 Celene Farris
Rainbow Beach, St. Croix
8x10, oil
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 Julia Graber
"Pink House"
9"X6" on watercolor paper
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 Catherine Hale
"Sandy Point"
13 x 18 cm

 Marla Laubisch
Rainbow Beach
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 Patricia Musgrave
“Moonlit”
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 Patricia J. Powers
Oil on Linen Panel
'Carambola Beach, USVI'
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Paul Thompson
Daybreak at the portrait studio
watercolor on paper
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Kathryn Barker
Sailboats on West Beach
8" x 7"
Watercolor on Caslon Watercolor Artboard
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Kathryn Barker
Soaking Up the Sun
11" x 7.5"
Watercolor on Caslon Watercolor Artboard
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 Anne 

The Commute
9x11" Acrylic on archival paper

 Mike Bergen

“Cruz Bay, St John”
9X12 Oil Painting

colored pencil drawing (5 x 7)
Lord God of Sabaoth Lutheran Church


Bill Guffey
Wish You Were Here
15" x 9", oil on unstretched canvas
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Our August 2018 Paint Out is the
U.S. Virgin Islands
Open for participation from August 1 thru August 31




You'll find an interactive map of the U.S. Virgin Islands 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 the U.S. Virgin Islands, located just east of Puerto Rico. Feel free to travel all three islands, which include, St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix. I think you'll find some incredible views on each, although St. Croix has a lot more coverage in Street View. REMEMBER! Be careful of the view you choose! There are many user submitted pics, make sure there is NOT a person's name in the upper left corner of the screen above where it says Street View. User submitted views are not allowed under the rules of the project. Thanks!


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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