San Miguel de Allende - October, 2010

Yevgenia Watts
San Miguel de Allende
ink and watercolor on Ampersand Aquabord. 6x6"

Judith Franzak

Damian Vieira
Acrylic 25x17cm
"San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico"

 Jennie Stewart
San Miguel de Allende
"The Art Market"
Acrylic on canvas 8x10

 Ruth Bodycott
"I'm Working It, Dad; I'm Working It."
San Miguel de Allende, MX
watercolor on 140# Arches CP, 14 1/4" x 10"

Susan Cacici

Cindy Ellison
Feminine Mystique
3.5" x 7", pastels, pastel pencils

Catherine Hale
San Miguel de Allende
Oil Pastels (8.5" x 12")

Maria Milazzo

Jennie Stewart
3 Del Foro, San Miguel de Allende
"X Marks the Spot"
Acrylic on 8x10 canvas board

Prabha Narayanan
1 Blanco, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
Watercolor on Auroville Paper, 7 x 5.5 inches

"Wash Day"
San Miguel, Mexico
9X12 canvas, waterbased oil

Sheryl Chew
10 de Solano and Cuadrante
8x10 oil on canvas

Lucia Fort
San Miguel de Allende St.
11 by 14" Acrylic, canvas panel

Sue Bowen
“Reaching for the sky”


J.Lynn Peterson
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Yasha Sharma
Watercolor, Size:11x5"

Marian Fortunati
Looking Down De La Garita Street

Nancie Johnson
"Let's Go"
12 Vicente Araiza, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
Acrylic on canvas, 9x12

Madhurima Mathur
Street Food Cart

Trevor Davies

Janell Nishida
"Light at the Top"
11x14, acrylic on board

Heather Halpern
22 Recreo, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, MX
Acrylic on Canvas Board

Nancy Goldman

Denise Clardy
48 Independencia, San Miguel de Allende
5x7 watercolor & ink

 Tilen Ti

 Ruth Bodycott
"Body Language on 16 San Rafael"
San Miguel de Allende, MX
watercolor on 140# Arches CP, 13 3/4" x 8 1/2"

 Jana Bouc
"3 De Aldama, San Miguel de Allende"
Oil on Panel, 9"x11"

 Linda Cheek
8x6 oil on panel

Charles Chew
Pizza at San Miguel de Allende
oil on linen 16 X 20

Al Woodford
Bells of San Miguel
8 x 10 inches, watercolor

Suzanne Queen
San Miguel de Allende
5.5 inches x 7 inches pen and watercolor

Gemma Manzo
Casa Far Away

Carolee S. Clark
"Second Home Luxury"
10" x 10", acrylic on canvas

Justine Valla
Atardecer and Bellavista, Miguel de Allende, Mexico
7 1/2 inches x 11 inches
watercolor on Canson paper

Lin La Mer

Carolyn Cobb
oil on board, 6X6

Savvy's Child

Madhurima Mathur
Cactus Country
watercolor paints and colored pens

Julie Manning
Using Tombow ABTS

Julie Manning
Portal Allende Principal
Using Tombow ABTS

Paul Dyson

J. Lynn Peterson
"Bar San Miguel"
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Suzanne Hughes
"Watching the Time"
9x9 inches, watercolor and sharpie pen

William Cook
 Oil 8x10

Rebecca Watkins
3 San Elias, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico

Rebecca Wang
"twin doors"
oil on 8x10 canvas board

Scott Wilson
Conde de la Canal
Tombow pens with waterbrush

Carolyn Owen Sommer
Watercolor  5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches

Maria Hamilton
Just thinking at San Miguel de Allende
Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20

Trevor Davies

Cathy Holtom
Camino Real de Xichù, San Miguel de Allende
Coloured Pencil and Pen

Sylvia J Larsen
"A Bit of Advice"
8x10 Watercolor

Carolee S. Clark
"Ride at Dawn"
10" x 10", acrylic on canvas

Sketch Gurl
Watercolor and Micron Pen

Chris Jones

Janell Nishida
8x8 oil on canvas

Charlotte Tanner
Oil Pastels

Connie Capone

Jennie Stewart
"I found my crayons!"
Zacateros in San Miguel de Alende
9x12 canvas panel

"Hot hours"
Oil on Board 12x8"

Robin Roberts
Starbucks, Corner of Principal & Portal Allende

Nancy Herman
20 Principal Street

Mark Adam Webster
"Cañadita de Los Aguacates"
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
8x10" Oil on Canvas

Frank Bruckmann
calle umaran
11 x 14", oil on panel

J.Lynn Peterson
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
"Phone Booth"

Peter Hobden
Calle Acamapixtle

Roberta Schmidt
En Sus Zapatos (In Her Shoes)
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
11 x 14 acrylic on canvas board

Charlene Brown

Gringo Zero

Kay Zahn
Hotel Posada de las Manjas
9x12 Pastel on Sandpaper

William Cook
8x10 Oil

Carolee S. Clark
"Ways to Go"
10" x 10", acrylic on canvas

Jean Nelson
8.5" x 6" acrylic, palette knife on linen

Margaret Lin
Rio Nilo
14" x 20", acrylic on paper

 Bill Guffey
 Camino de Tierra
7" x 5", oil on canvas panel, palette knife

Our October Paintout is
San Miguel de Allende

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

View Larger Map

You'll find an interactive map of San Miguel de Allende 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.

Welcome to Mexico! You are free to travel around the wonderful town of San Miguel de Allende this month. I think you'll find an interesting array of painting spots with diverse scenery.


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.



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irinapictures said...

Great entries, talented painters, love to look at your creatures!

Dee said...

The virtual paintout has become a favorite site for me. As a cartographer, I am moved an amazed by the what is happening here. Beautiful art from a mapping app. So personal and special. Feel free to choose Townsville, Queensland Australia for another paintout! Loving it very much.

Billie Mercer said...

Bill, I live in San Miguel and have enjoyed this "view" of my town. Amazing how so many of the artist captured the real San Miguel from Google's Streetview. I wrote about the paintout on my blog and I hope lots of people take a look.