Romania - February 2011

Yevgenia Watts
6x6" ink and watercolor on Ampersand Aquabord

 Karla Uphoff
"Ready For Winter"

 Charles Chew
Piata de Flori
11 X 14, oil on stretched linen

 Pierrine Didier
"Vama Verde Romanya"

 Murilo Romeiro
pen & ink on paper ( 8"x11")

marcia schuette
8"x8" acrylic

 Al Woodford
Brasov trackside
10 x 7 inches, watercolor

 Diana Arneson

 Lori Forester

 Lori Forester

Susette Gertsch
"Bicez Chei, Romania - Cart and Horse"

Susette Gertsch
"Romanian Cottage"
oil on board

 Janell Nishida
"Almost Flying"
9x12 watercolor

 Mary Lou Bachman

 Savvy's Child
"To Market"

 Nancie Johnson
"The Red Scorpon"
Acrylic 9x12 canvas

Julie Manning
Cafe on Strada independentei.
Ink and watercolour

 Patricia Musgrave
Romanian HIghway
Oil  91/2" x 13

 Catherine Hale
Café in Oradea

Sylvia J Larsen
Romanian Farmhouse

 Rebecca Wang
"Shepherd in the Snow"
oil on 10x12 canvas board

 carrington brown
the road
acrylic on canvas, 24 x30

 carrington brown
horizon line
acrylic on canvas, 20x20

 Carolee S. Clark
"Three Trees"
10" x 10", acrylic on canvas

 Ursula Dorward
Along Strada Folclorului
Colored pencil on paper

 Paul J. Gitschner
Cabin by DN12C

Dawn Kinney Martin
Ducks of Romania
Oil on canvas  24 x 24

Julie Manning
Sinaia, Romania.  Castle Peles
Sketch in ink and watercolour

 Pat Wafer
"Mountain Shrine"

 Rosi Berry
4 X 6 inches rendered in colored pencil

 Ruth Bodycott
"Beach Ware"
Strada Tineretului, Costinesti, Romania
watercolor on 140# Arches CP
11 1/4 " x  15 "

 Suzanne Queen
Peles Castle
7.5 in x 11 in Watercolor

 Justine Valla
Romania road
Watercolor on Canson paper

Pat Wafer
"The Old Border"
watercolor and gouache

 Kim C Pelletier
The Switchman's Cabin – Romania
11 x 8, oil on canva-paper

 Anne C M Campbell
"After the Rain - Piatra-Neam, Romania "
 Gouache on Watercolour Paper - 9" x 9"

Susette Gertsch
"Moacsa Romanian Cottage" 
5x7" ink on paper

Carolyn Owen Sommer
Baserica Bucharest
watercolor on Arches

Jennie Stewart
"The Meadow's Glow"
Romania- DN1
8x10 canvas, acrylics

Murilo Romeiro
Luna Rossa Pizzeria
pen & ink on paper ( 8"x11")

 Kerry Lynn Fraser
Transfagarasan Road in Romania
oil on canvas panel size 11 X 14

Lucia Baccini
"Casa Poporului - Bucarest"
watercolour on Fabriano Paper, size 23x31 cm

 Darlene Twitchell
DN79A, Gura Vaii, Romania
Oil on Masonite, 11x14

 Ruth Bodycott
"Two  Friends - Melded Shadow"
Strada Talazului, Costinesti, Romania
watercolor on 140# Arches CP
10 3/8 " x  14 1/4"

 Carolee S. Clark
"Direct Marketing"
10" x 10", acrylic on canvas

 Nancy Herman
8" x 6"

 Laura A. Pace
Romanian Clothesline
Strada Pictor Stefan Dumitroscu, Bucharest, Pomania
Oil on 11"x 14" canvas panel

Stefan Ringeling
"Black Sea"
7,1" x 7,1", Oil on Canvas Board

 Nicola Dalbenzio
Rest in the Shade
Watercolor, 16x20

Jana Bouc
Romanian Winter Hayride
Bicaz-Chei, Romania
oil on panel 9x12"

 Linda Popple
6x6 Oil On Ampersand Gessobord


 JB Pelardon
The legendary Bran castle
11 x 9.8 in, Watercolor

 Ruth Bodycott
"Tools in Drag"
DC4, Costinesti, Romania
watercolor on 140 Arches CP
6 1/8 " x  10 7/8"

 Nancy Goldman

 Maria Hamilton
Oil on Canvas

 Janell Nishida
"Coming Home"
9x12, pastel on Wallis board

Nicole Okun
"Romanian Hills"
4 x 6" acrylic on canvas board

Cathy Holtom
'Man in Black'
coloured pencil and watercolour

 Susan Semenick

Susan Semenick

 Sarah Meredith

Anita Badami
"Prayer Stop"
Acrylic on canvas (7"x9.5")

 Rick Eakins
"Romanian Farm House"
8" x 10", Oil on Canvas Board

Roderick Byatt
Biserica Piarista
Bulevardul Regele Ferdinand, Timisoara, Romania
8x10" pen and pencil

Elizabeth Gaye MacDonald
"Taking the Sheep Out to Pasture"
3 3/4" x 6"

 Ralph Parker
"The Blue House"
9x12, Gouache

Margaret Lin
somewhere along the DN13 in Romania
8" x 10", acrylic on paper

 Pat Wafer 
"Red Shed"

 Charlene Brown
Bank on Bulevardul Unirii, Bucharest, România

Tammy Hartono
Moleskine Pocket Sketch with Watercolor Pencils

Alissa Duke
D39  Eforie Nord
watercolour pencil

 Carolyn Weir
House on the Rock - International Cafe - Dracula's Castle Courtyard
Watercolor and Technical Pen
8" x 15" on 140lb paper

 Catherine Hale
Driving along the DN12C
Oil Painting 24x30cm

Jean Nelson
Field of White Flowers
4.5"x6" acrylic on linen paper

Renee Brennan
"Laundry Day"
10x8 Oil Painting

 Jennie Stewart
Nana's Farm
8x10 canvas panel, Acrylics

Genevieve Cseh
Bran Castle, Romania
Watercolor on paper, 11” x 14”

 Andrew Schofield
Podul Opereta, Bucharest, Romania.
Oil 10x7

 Carolee S. Clark
"Fresh Scent Laundry"
10" x 10", acrylic on canvas

Jeanette Jobson
‘Hay Stacks at Magura’
8 x 10 canvas board

 Murilo Romeiro
pen & ink on paper ( 8"x11")

Nicola Dalbenzio
Watercolor, 9x12
Strada Bastionului, Sibiu, Romania

Rebecca Watkins
gray fine-point Sharpie marker, approx. 12"x 8"

 Mark Adam Webster
"Untitled Landscape Painting"
9x12" Oil on Panel

Nicola Dalbenzio
Out to Dry
watercolor, 12x15

 Bill Guffey
"Ode to Spring"
18" x 24", oil

Our February 2011 Paintout is

Open for participation from
February 1st till February 28th.

View Larger Map

You'll find an interactive map of Romania 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.


February 2011 marks the Virtual Paintout's two year anniversary. I had no idea that it would grow to the level we are at today. I hope you are having fun! I am!

This month we travel to the Eastern European country of Romania. I've included the entire country for your reference library this month as not a lot of the country has been covered by the Street View vehicles yet. There are ample countryside, farm and urban scenes though. A beautiful place.


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.


1 comment:

Leslie Hawes said...

Happy Birthday/Anniversary, Bill!
Thank you sincerely for doing the Virtual Paintout.