Mexico City - December 2009

Laura Oka

Delorse Lovelady
6 1/4" x 4 1/4", aquarelle black pencil and
Caran D'Ache wax pastels on watercolor paper.

Delorse Lovelady
6 1/4" x 4 1/4", aquarelle black pencil and
Caran D'Ache wax pastels on watercolor paper.

Casey Toussaint

Murilo Romeiro
Calle Libertad 139
11" x 8", colored pencil & CD marker pen

Murilo Romeiro
7" x 10" paper, watercolor pencil over a black Pucca CD Marker pen.

Suzanne Queen
Jacaranda Tree, Mexico City
9 in x 12 in  Watercolor

Murilo Romeiro
Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City - Calle San Pablo & Calle Correo Mayor
7" x 10" paper with Pen Micron 08

William Cook

Phil Holt
"Recycling", 9" x 12" oil on canvas

Heather McQueen
"Juguet i Fiesta", watercolr and ink on paper, 9" x 12"
Somewhere along the Gral. Mariano Escobedo

Rock Kyndl
Puerto Balankan, Mexico City, Mexico

Nancy Goldman

Nancy Eaton
Desierto de Los Leones
5" x 7", watercolor

Alissa Duke

Melissa Guensler
Apatlaco, Iztacalco, D.f., Mexico, Sharpie and acrylic

Preston King
Soledad, Mexico City, soft pastel, 10" x 13"

Suzanne Queen
Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juarez, Terminal 3, Puerta 2, Mexico City
 6 in x 12 in, Pen and Graphite Watercolor pencil

Shanah Cole
Intersection of Efren Rebolledo and Bolivar, Mexico City
12 x 12, acrylic

Julie Hill
"Cda Los Todillos, Mexico City"
watercolor  (7" x 10")

Phil Holt
Recycling, 6.5 x 11 Graphite sketch

Wendy Manning
Mexico City outskirts
Oil pastel, 8 x 10

Chris Gentes
Museo Jose Luis Cuevas
Watercolor, 8" x 10"

Julie Hill
de Tialpan, Mexico City
Watercolor, 7" x 10"

Al Woodford
Camino a Tepotzotlan
8 x 8 inches, watercolor

Pat Koscienski

Mary Manahan

Wendy Shortland

Melissa Guensler
Stand de Tiro, Mexico City
Sharpie and acrylic

Gary Nemcosky
Pte. 73, Mexico City
12" x 16", watercolor

Mexico City suburb up the hill following Ajusco Picacho Street
Oil on board,  15 x 10 inches

Cathy Gatland

Nancy Eaton
Sur 116, Mexico City
Watercolor, 7" x 10"

Zavala / Santa Escuela
Pen and watercolour

Aquiles Serdan
 Watercolor, 6 x 6

Hacienda Santiago
 Watercolor, 6 x 6

Suzanne Queen
 Mercado de Plantas y Flores, Mexico City

Julie Hill
"Avenida de Quintano Roo, Mexico City"
 Watercolor, 7" x 8 1/2"

Sherry Massey

Charlene Brown
Las Brujas at Liorna, Mexico City

Rosa Phoenix
Crayon and pencil drawing on paper
View of Carmen, Mexico City

 John D. Wooldridge
5" x 7", oil on oak panel

 Cuauhtémoc, Xico, México
Watercolor,  Indigo watercolor paper, 13 x 12 inches

Preston King
9 x 12, soft pastel

Palacio de Lecumberri, Mexico City, 24" x 30", oil on linen

Our December paintout is
Mexico City, Mexico.

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

View Larger Map

You'll find an interactive map of Mexico City, Mexico 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, step into Mexico City and the adjacent 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.

Thanks 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.

Thank you to the Google Maps Team, the Google Street View Team, and all those involved. And thank you, artists, for participating.

Remember, participation is open to all levels of artistic ability.



Gillian Mowbray said...

Thank you, Bill. Mexico City is a wonderfully colourful place so I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's entries.
You've certainly set the standard with your own piece. Nice work.

Anonymous said...

Bill, What a wonderful concept and service that you are provifding for the artist community. I cant wait to participate!! Mexico City here I come!

Nancy Eaton said...

I'm so glad that I found your site! This is so much fun - and I love seeing all the different places in these cities! I'll be painting Mexico City this month!

Billy Guffey said...

Thanks for all the comments ladies. Glad you folks have joined in the fun. Already some great pieces this month, and it's not even half over yet.

Rosa Phoenix said...

Bill, I enjoyed taking part in this challenge for the first time. What a great idea! Thanks for choosing a sunny and warm place for December :)

Billy Guffey said...

You're very welcome, Rosa. I'm happy you are enjoying Mexico. Thanks for participating.

Billy Guffey said...

Thanks to everyone for sending so many Merry Christmas greetings. I appreciate them all, and hope that this season is wonderful for all of you!

Anonymous said...

Ah, such a lively site when it's soggy and cold outside here. Great choice for December! GREAT scenes chosen. . . not simply a setting, but it's obvious exactly what happens on each street.

Murilo S Romeiro said...

I found your blog today and I loved it.
We can have the entire world to draw and paint by Googlemap .
Your idea to invite people to do that is awesome.
Great artists here.
I want to participate too.
Mexico City is waiting...
Have a Happy New Year!

Anne said...

I have just found your blog and it is fantastic. I can't wait to try the challenge.

Billy Guffey said...

Welcome to the blog and challenge! This month has had a wonderful turnout. We continue to grow. And there is really some amazing art being accomplished.

caseytoussaint said...

This is a wonderful idea. I'm joining a little late this month, but I can't wait to hear which city you've selected for next month.