Arles - November 2011

Yevgenia Watts
French Windows
12x12", Watercolor batik on rice paper

Diane de Grasse
Route de Salen-Giraud, D36, Arles, FR

 Damiao Vieira
24x18cm acrylic
"Route de Bouchaud a Gageron, Arles, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, Franca"

Rebecca Wang
Two Horses Grazing
oil on 12x16 canvas panel

 Nancie Johnson
"The Blue Gate"
17 Rue Saint-Jean,
Arles, France
9x12 Acrylic

 Sheila Klokkevold

Jean Nelson
Arles Countryside after Van Gogh
6"x6" acrylic on linen paper

 Judith Alsop
Quai Saint Pierre, Arles

 Luis E. Aparicio
"Boulevard des Lices"
12"x 9", Coffee and Red Wine on watercolor paper

Jean Nelson
Arles Country House after Van Gogh
6"x6" acrylic on linen paper

 Robin Orlandi
Corner Quai Marx Dormoy & Rue du Docteur Fanton
watercolor on Aquarelle 140 lb cold press, 11" x 7.5"

 Robin Orlandi
Corner Quai Marx Dormoy & Rue du Docteur Fanton
Aquarelle pencil on Moleskine 8"x 5" WC notebook

Laura Starrett
Rue du Pont

 Patricia Musgrave
Arles in Autumn
9.5" x 13" oil on board

 Charlene Brown
Roman Amphitheatre

Linda Adiele
Bridge on Avenue Edouard Herriot
5x7 oil on canvas paper

 Diane de Grasse
Route de Salen-Giraud, D36, Arles, FR
Acrylic on panel

JB Pelardon
Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
11 x 8.3 in., Graphite

Rebecca Wang
Arles Alley
oil on 12x16 canvas panel

 Sylviane Le Cann
Oil on board, 7x9"

 JB Pelardon
Camargue Landscape
4.3 x 4.8 in., Pastel

Cathie Tonkins
Strathmore Journal- Sharpie and Colored Pencil

 Shirley Bowen
oil on paper, 6" x 7"

 Nancy Herman
12" x 9", oil on canvas board

Al Woodford
"Roman Ruins - Arles"
8 x 8 inches, watercolor

 William Cook
Oil, 8x10

 William Cook
Oil, 8x10

Janell Nishida
"Fountain Lions"
8x10 watercolor and gouache

Julie Manning
Pen and Watercolour
The Postcard Stands

 Kim C Pelletier
l'Escalier du pont de Trinquetaille
16 x 12 oil on Canson Canva-Paper

Roberta Schmidt
Taking A Walk
Arles, France
10 x 10 inch acrylic on canvas

 Gwen Gordon
'Along the Avenue'
Watercolor 12" x 12"

 Maria Hamilton
Watercolor and Pencil, 5 x 7

Linda Melemed   
Watercolor 6" by 9"
Hotel on Rue de la Calade, Arles France

 Carolee S. Clark
"The Farmhouse"
10" x 10"
acrylic on canvas

 Carolyn Owen Sommer
Rue Voltaire, Arles, France
oil on canvas, 8x10

Alisha B Whitman
"Going My Way"
18x24 Watercolor

 Linda Adiele
Acrylic, 5 x 7

 Nancie Johnson
"Blue Shutters"
17 Rue de l'Amphithéâtre,
Arles, France
9x12 Acrylic

Julie Manning
Arles, France
Pen and watercolour

 Rick Eakins
Pharmacie Van Gogh
8" x 10" (Oil on Canvas Board)

 Sketch Gurl
Route de la Dougue de Gimeaux, Arles

Natasha Nashadka
10 Rue du Cloître, Arles, France

 Sue Field
Arles, France

 Ann Hyde
47 Avenue de la Libération, Arles, France
Watercolour, 8" x 11"

gemma Manzo

 Catherine Hale
"Road to Arles"
24 x 18 cm
oil on canvas

 Janell Nishida
8x10 watercolor

Justine Valla
Light and Shadows: Arles, France
Rue Diderot and Rue de la Bastille
Watercolor in Canson Scetchbook

Charlotte Tanner
3 Avenue Jean Monnet, Arles, France
notepaper with Crayola crayons

 Judith Alsop
Rue du Cloître, Arles

Rose Welty
"Bridge Keepers House"
7in x 5in, colored pencil on paper

 Earl Boyer
Van Gogh watercolors on 6 x 9 w/color paper

 William Cook
Oil, 12x12

Carolyn Owen Sommer

 L. J. Chang
D35, Arles
acrylic on cardboard paper, 6" x 6"

 Ann Hyde
Chemin des Avergues
Watercolour, 8" x 11"

Laura A Pace
Country Crossroads House
4x4 Oil gessoboard

 Trish Davis
“Tarascon Bald Trees Red Car”
8” x 10”  Acrylics

 Margaret Lin
view from D570N
8" x 10", acrylic on paper

Patricia Musgrave
The Road to Arles
9 1/2" x 13"  oil on board

 Earl Boyer
fountain pen and watercolor on 6 x 9 watercolor paper

 Sara Branson
9"X7" Watercolor
Arles, France

L. J. Chang
oil pastel on cardboard paper w. gesso
12" x 9.75"
Route de la Crau, Arles

 Suzanne Queen
Langlois Bridge, Arles
5 in x 7 in,  Watercolor

 Roberta Schmidt
Farmhouse and Field
Arles, France
4 x 4 inch acrylic on board

Roberta Schmidt
Farmhouse in Arles
Arles, France
4 x 4 inch acrylic on board

 J. L. Chang
Arles street
pastel on cardboard paper w. gesso
12" x 7.75"

Sarah Meredith

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

Bill Guffey
Langlois Bridge, Arles
3.5" x 5.5", ink and watercolor sketch

Our November 2011 Paintout is 
Arles, France
and surrounding region

Open for participation from
  November 1st till November 30th.

View Larger Map

You'll find an interactive map of Arles and environs 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 Arles, France and the surrounding region. This area interests many artists due to the period of time Vincent van Gogh lived there. He produced some of his most iconic paintings while living the in Yellow House, with such subjects as wheat fields, sunflowers, bridges, people, buildings, streets, etc.

While Street View lacks in giving us access to all the streets of Arles, it does give us the opportunity to travel through some streets of the town and much of the surrounding countryside. I've included an area around Arles that compromises about 10 miles to the north, east and west of the city, and south to the coast. Van Gogh walked much of this area during his time here, so I thought it fitting to include more than the city itself.

Below is a map of the paintout area for this month. There are no strict borders, but please try and stay within the area marked on the map below. The towns on the edges are also included in 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.


1 comment:

Leslie Hawes said...

This month in Arles, France was VERY inspiring! Yay, Bill!