Hong Kong - July 2010

Prabha Narayanan
9 Tin Lung Rd, Hong Kong
Watercolor  on Indigo Paper , 14 x 11.5 inches

Jane Huggins
The Signs on Winslow Street
Watercolor, 13 1/2"x 17"

Charles Chew
Hong Kong Market
7 Chan Tong Ln, Hong Kong
20 X 24 oil on linen

Marie Zemanova
View from Central Pier
A5 printer paper, black liner and pencil shading

Cindy Ellison
Sam's Forest
23 Hong Ning Rd
Watercolor, pencil on illustration board, 4" x 6"

Aleada Siragusa
Pok Fu Lam Country Park, Hong Kong
Watercolor on YUPO, 11" x 14"

Phil Holt
Laundry on Third Street
12x16 Oil on canvas panel

Diane Schwartz
Ink and watercolor on watercolor paper, 11"x15"

Sylvia J Larsen
Corner Market
Watercolor, 8 x 7 3/4

Roxanne "Tatan" Lopez
acrylic on Arches hot pressed paper, 10" X  14"

Denise Clardy
Bowrington Road Wet Market
16 Bowrington Road, Hong Kong
8x10 watercolor & ink

Nadine Grech

Julie Bloch
Mother and Child
6 x 6 oil on board

Francis Jong
"Red Taxi"
8 X 6, Watercolor

Carolyn Owen Sommer
71 Pei Ho Street

Roberta Schmidt
"View from Ting Kau Bridge"
Hong Kong
8" x 10" acrylic on canvas

Gina M Hall
Ancient tree in Hong Kong
Watercolor, 9 X 12

Jeanne Grant
Colored pencil and pen and ink

Al Woodford
"A quiet day at the docks"
8 x 8 inches, watercolor

Rock Kyndl
224 Yu Chau St.
Ink and Watercolor

Justine Valla
View from Shatin Pass Road in Hong Kong
Watercolor on Canson paper
6 1/4 inches x 9 1/8 inches

Carolyn Pappas
ink and watercolor, 5 x 7 inches

Jlynn Peterson
Douglad Ln/ Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong

Jan Werdin
A Hong Kong harbor view
8X6 watercolor

Linda Cheek
"Soho Bamboo"
oil on panel 8x6

Rebecca Wang
"A View from the Peak"
22 Barker Road, Hong Kong
9x12 oil on canvas board

Linda Popple
Hong Kong
6x6 Oil on Gessobord

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

Yevgenia Watts
Fung Tak Park
Ink and watercolor in Lama Li watercolor sketchbook, 5x8"

Pam Van Londen
'Shatin Road Pass 1'
oil on 8x8 claybord

Catherine Hale
Pedestrian crossing, Tai Tong Road, Hong Kong
Oil on canvas (7.5" x 13")

J.Lynn Peterson
112 Queen's Road W.
Hong Kong - Watercolor/ink

Murilo Romeiro
Tung Choi St - Hong Kong
Pen & watercolor pencil on paper ( 8"x11")

Sylvia J. Larsen
Hong Kong Girl
Watercolor 8x10"

Gwen Gordon
"Gardens U Like"
Watercolor, 9.75" x 9.75"

Mark Adam Webster
123 Cape Collinson Rd, Hong Kong
8x10" Oil on Canvas Panel

Maria Hamilton

Maria Hamilton

Molly VanZant

Curt Blanchard
Tsim Sha Tsui (Specifically, Humphreys Street)
Sepia ink, Liquid Pencil by Derivan, watercolor

Trevor Davies
961 Canton Rd, Hong Kong
02mm Artline pen,Tombo pens with wash

Holly Herick
9" x 12" , 90 lbs. cold press

Linda Popple
Deep Bay Road, Hong Kong

Janell Nishida
"The White Hotel"
9x12, Acrylic

Carolyn Cobb
Fung Kat Heung Road, Hong Kong
8X10, oil

Alissa Duke
9 Garden City Road, Hong Kong
Watercolour pecil and pen

Mark Adam Webster
Shek O Headland Rd, Hong Kong

Carolee S. Clark
"A Touch of Green"
10" x 10", acrylic on canvas

Nancie Johnson
"Coke or Sprite"
Bride's Pool Road, Hong Kong
Acrylic on canvas, 9 x 12

Scott Clugstone
Watercolor and ink
"Hong Kong McD's."

Charles Chew
66 Tai Mei Tuk Rd., Hong Kong
11 x 14 oil on linen


Albert Decker
"Shen Mun Kap Road, Lantau Island, Hong Kong"
8"x10" oil on canvas panel

Sheryl Chew
Des Voeux Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
8x10 oil on canvas

Karen Naber
"Bus Ride Home"
Pok Fu Lam Rd., Hong Kong
Watercolor - 8 x 10

Ruth Bodycott
10 1/4" x 7" watercolor on 140# Arches CP
"Drama Above in 1-Pt. Perspective"
3 Yu Chau St., Hong Kong

Susan Cox
"Parasol By the Harbor"
8"x8" oil on panel

Carol Bonomo
"What Hong Kong Looks Like To Me (Chungking Mansion)"
Watercolor pencils in moleskine notebook

Chris Jones
Watercolors and pen and ink

Susan Cox

Sketch Gurl
5, Yuen Ngai St, Hong Kong
Watercolor on paper

Cathy Holtom
The Flower Seller on Shung Tak Street, Hong Kong
Coloured Pencil

Nancy Herman
41 Bukely Street
oil on canvas, 8" x 6"

Trevor Davies
357 Reclamation Street
0.2mm Artline pen, Tombow pens with wash

J. Lynn Peterson
40 D'aguilar Street - Hong Kong

Gringo Zero
Wedding Party, 12" x 12", acrylic on paper

Suzanne Queen
Chek Lap Kok South Rd, Hong Kong
9 in x 12 in watercolor

Scott Wilson
Peak Tower Bus
0.4mm black fibre pen, Tombow dual brush tip pens with waterbrush

Janell Nishida
"Hong Kong Traffic"
Fluid Acrylic, 12x9

Carolee S. Clark
"Merchandise for Sale"
10" x 10", acrylic on canvas

Tim Ginnett
“Peaceful Harbor”
Watercolor, 8 x 10 inches

 Mary Lou Bachman
Bride's Pool Road, Hong Kong
9x12 watercolor on Arches paper

 Bill Guffey
 Huts, 9" x 12", oil

Our July Paintout is
Hong Kong.

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

View Larger Map

You'll find an interactive map of Hong Kong 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.

I think you'll enjoy exploring Hong Kong, from the city urban scenes to the outskirts and rural areas.


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 now 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 right of the screen, you will see two options that open for you, CHOOSE THE TOP ONE, "Paste link in email or IM". 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 right of the map, in the light blue bar.

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.



Cindy Ellison said...

Bill, what a great idea! Getting ready right now to "visit" Hong Kong and find a painting subject! Thank you!

Joyfulartist said...

I must be getting blind but I can't find the e mail address in order to submit my painting. I've lost it and I can't find it on your instructions. Please post it in a comment for me. Thanks.

Billy Guffey said...

Hi. The email is in the first sentence under the heading "Submitting your art". It's

bnguffey @ windstream.net

Just take out the spaces.

ChrisJ said...

Some of these are just brilliant to my untutored mind. I'm so looking forward to the August challenge