Boston - January 2011

 Nancy Herman
O'Reily's Restaurant and Pub
oil on canvas board, 8" x 6"

 Savvy's Child
Hail to the Red White and Blue

 Paul Dyson
The Old North Church, Unity Street Boston

Judi Franzak
Congregational Church, Cambridge, MA

 Al Woodford
Sailing Club
10 x 7 inches, ink and watercolour sketch

 Lori Forester
Forest Grove Lake
9x7 soft pastel

Judi Franzak

 Jennie Stewart
"The Gold Standard"
Commonwealth and Dartmouth
Acrylic on 6x8 canvas

 Rosi Berry
Bicycle on Marlborough St.
4 X 6 inches on brown paper, in colored pencil

 Susette Gertsch
"52 Concord Square - Boston"
4"x8" ink on paper

Murilo Romeiro
Pen and ink on paper ( 8"x11")

 Jennifer Stewart
"Swallow Road Retreat"
8x10 canvas-acrylics

 Michelle Burnett

 Phil Holt
14 x 11 Oil on canvas panel
60   Warren St.

 Nancie Johnson
"Louisburg Square"
Boston Massachusettes
Acrylic on canvas, 9x12

 Niek Kramer
black pen

 Dawn Kinney Martin
"Getting Ready for the Game"
20x30 Acrylic on canvas

Carolyn Owen Sommer
Watercolor, 12 x 9"

 Mary Sheehan Winn

 Jean Nelson
Dorothy's Cove
6"x5" acrylic palette knife on linen paper

Darlene Twitchell
Lowell House, Harvard
Oil on Masonite, 7x5

 Rebecca Wang
"Passing by the Coop"
8x10 canvas board

 Carolee S. Clark
"Toxteth Street"
10" x 10", acrylic on canvas

 Nicola Dalbenzio


 Maria Hamilton
11 x 12, Oil on canvas

Laura A. Pace
"More Shopping"
11 x 14 oil on panel
3 N Square, Boston

 JB Pelardon
Industrial Zone, Chelsea Street
8 x 11 in, Watercolor and gouache

Christine Metzger

Paul J. Gitschner
27 Galen Street, Watertown, Mass.
watercolor and gouache

 Gringo Zero
Acrylic on Canvas Paper - 12 x 12 inches

 Kerry Brown
84 Richardson Street Bonston MA
Water colour, Coloured pencils, Felt pen

Pierrine Didier
"Life In the Hub"
pencils on paper

 Scott Wilson
First Church of Christ, Scientist
Pentel pocket brushpen & Tombows with waterbrush

 Ruth Bodycott
"Boston Red Sox-Gate D, Fenway Park"
Fenway Park, 2 Yawkey Lane, Boston, MA
watercolor on 140# Arches CP, 6 5/8" x  7 7/8"

 William Cook
Oil, 12x16

 Rick Eakins
Oil on Canvas, 8" by 10"

 Sarah Meredith

 Suzanne Queen
Walking on the Longfellow Bridge
 4.75 inches x 8.5 inches watercolor

Murilo Romeiro
Prince St x Thacher St.
pen and watercolor pencil on paper (11"x 8")

 Nicola Dalbenzio
Boston #2 Making a Living
Watercolor, 9x12

Charlene Brown
Charles River Bike Path

 Bill Gavin
North End, Boston, MA
Watercolor, 12" x 16"

Nicola Dalbenzio
Watercolor, 9x12

Niek Kramer
Salem Street
black pens of different sizes

 Laura A. Pace
"Taking a Break"
8 x 10 Oil on panel

 Trevor Davies
Reflections of inflation
Watercolour and pen on paper
880 Commonwealth Ave, Boston

Kerry Lynn Fraser
Charles Street, Boston, MA.
canvas panel size 6 X 8, oil

Carolyn Weir
Watercolor and Technical Pen
5th Street & Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA

 Justine Valla
Gardens in between brownstones
 23 Chestnut Street, Boston
7 inches x 9 inches, Watercolor and pentel on Canson paper

"Boston Boats - Interstate 93 - Boston, Mass., USA "
Gouache on Watercolour Paper - 9.25" x 8.5" (Approx.)

 Genevieve Cseh
‘Strata Center, MIT’
Watercolor pencils on paper, 11” x 14”

 Genevieve Cseh
‘Crooked House with Purple Shutters’
Watercolor pencils on paper, 11” x 14”

 Gloria Wooldridge
Boston Storefront
Ink, watercolor and coloured pencil on watercolor paper

 Nancy Goldman
Revere, Massachusetts

Catherine Hale
House for Sale!
Oil pastels 27x36cm

Carolyn Cobb
6 North Street, Boston
oil on board, 8x10

 Sylvia Young
85 Washington Street, Boston, Mass. U.S.A.
Pen and wash 15x12 " on watercolour paper.

 JB Pelardon
Under the Bridge Massachusetts 3A
7.3 x 7.3 in., Watercolor and gouache

 Carolee S. Clark
"All Dressed Up"
10" x 10", acrylic on canvas

Susan Cox

 Christine Metzger

Linda Cheek

 Sketch Gurl
60, Mount Ash Road, Boston
Watercolor on paper

Nancy Goldman
Lynn, Massachusetts

 Jennie Stewart
Callahan Tunnel, Boston,MA
6x8 canvas, Acrylics

 Lucia Baccini
"Boston, Linwood Square"
water-soluble pencils on Fabriano Academia Paper, size 21x29,7 cm.

 Tania Doucet
A Moment at Cambridge Parkway
Soft pastel and is 18”x24”

 Rohit Kulkarni
815 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
12cms*12cms, pen and watercolours on 200gsm paper

Kim C Pelletier
The blue door – Boston, MA
11 x 14 oil on canvas board

 Cathy Holtom
Myrtle Street, Boston
mixed media

 William Cook
Straus Hall - Harvard
8x10, Oil

 Nancy Everett

Tim Ginnett
Watercolor, 15 x 22 inches

 Roberta Schmidt
On Chandler Pond
5 x 7 water soluble pastels, with Aqua Brush and Pitt Pen
on watercolor paper

 Trevor Davies
O.K Mapman,where are we?
Acrylic on board

Margaret Lin
a view of Gardens for Charlestown
7" x 10", acrylic on paper

 Charlotte Tanner

Julie Manning
pen and watercolour
Louisberg Square, Boston

JB Pelardon
In a Dennis Lehane's Mood (Hartland/Saxton Street)
5 x 5 in, Pencil, colored pencil and gouache

 Julie Manning
Hudson St, Boston
pen and watercolour

Jean Nelson
Evening on the Charles River
9"x6" acrylic on linen paper

Carolee S. Clark
"Sunflowers Streetside"
10" x 10", acrylic on canvas

Bill Guffey
"Washington & School"
9" x 12", oil

Our January 2011 Paintout is
Boston, Massachusetts

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

View Larger Map

You'll find an interactive map of the Boston, Massachusetts area 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.

This month we travel to a historic region of of the east coast of the United States, particularly Boston, Mass., and it's surrounding areas. I chose to include more than the city proper mainly due to the lack of all streets being available through Street View. This gives you, the artist, the opportunity to explore outside the city a little to find that special composition that catches your eye. Also, you will notice that while a lot of Boston does have high definition pictures, there are also many areas that do not. This doesn't bother me as I search, mainly for the reason that I don't want to lavishly copy what is before me (most of the time), but instead, I look for a pleasing composition as a starting point.

The map below will show the basic border of the paintout area...


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 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.



Carolyn A. Pappas said...

Wow. I am so excited about this one! And I had a feeling you were painting Boston when you posted this painting earlier.

Anonymous said...

Hello Bill,

I have just discovered your blog. What a very good idea to use Google street views to create a painting.
I would love to participate but I am not sure I will have the time but I will try.
Very very good idea; Super !

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Billy Guffey said...

Thanks ladies. This is looking like it's going to be a great month!

For those wondering how to participate, please read the rules and instructions in the sidebar on the right and below the current map. Also, you can click on the page link at the top of the Virtual Paintout page, "How to Participate".