Summit County, Colorado ~ January 2012

Mary Bachman

Kathy Bintrim
On the road near Frisco, CO
Acrylic 10 1/2" x 6 1/2"

 Janice G. Pennington
Montezuma Road
4 inch x 4 inch watercolor

 Mary Rogers
"Bridge at Shock Hill"
Oil on canvas, 20" x 16"

Rebecca Wang
Snowy Woodland
oil on 10x14

Catherine Hale
Summit County Road 10
Oil on canvas, 18x24cm

"Down the slope"
size 32 x 24cm

Suzanne Queen
High Country Yurt, Summit County, CO
7.25 in x 10.5 in,  Watercolor

Richard D. Snyder
Breckenridge House
9 x 12 watercolor

 Anita Badami
"Winter's Blanket"
Acrylic on canvas, 16" X 12"

 L. Stoker
County Road 6

Joy Storey

Al Woodford
"Dillon Reservoir"
10 x 8 inches, watercolor

Linda Melemed
"Snowed In"
6" X 9" watercolor


Kim C Pelletier
Colorado Winterscape
14 x 11 oil on canvas board

 Rick Eakins
"Snowy day on Main Street"
Breckenridge, Colorado
6" x 8" (Oil on Canvas Board)

 Carolyn A Pappas
"Silent Night"
4 x 6 inches, ink and watercolor

Justine Valla
Soda Ridge Road, Keystone Colorado
Watercolor in Canson Scetchbook

Rebecca Watkins
"Snowboarders Chillin' at Breckenridge"

Sherry Thurner
Downtown Breckenridge, Colorado
6x6 inch acrylic on paper

Patricia Musgrave
Snowy Morning,  Summit County
13" x 9.5"  oil on board

Rebecca Wang
Downhill Junior
oil on 12x16 canvas panel

Maria Hamilton
Oil on canvas

 Sylvia J. Larsen
Mountain Barn
Watercolor, 5x7"

 Robin Roberts
Bubba Gump, Breckenridge
8" x 6" Oil on linen panel

Carolyn Owen Sommer
"Montezuma Road"
acrylic on board

"The Red House"
Harris Street in Breckenridge
watercolor, 32cm x 24cm

 Julie Manning
Western Sky Ranch
Ink and watercolour

 Seema Misra

Janell Nishida
"On the Slopes"
7x10 watercolor

L. J. Chang
I70 Frisco
oil on canvas, 8" x 10"

Ehren Snyder
Marksberry Way
Breckenridge, Colorado
8 x10 acrylic on canvas

Jennie Stewart
"Class Time"
8x10 Acrylic,Canvas Panel

Jean Nelson
In Case of Fire!
5"x7" acrylic on canvas panel

Carolee S. Clark
"I'd Rather Be Skiing"
10" x 10", acrylic on canvas

Nancie Johnson
"Main Street USA"
Breckenridge, CO
9x12 Acrylic

 Charlene Brown
Breckenridge from County Road 10

 William Cook
Oil, 11x14

 Ann Hyde
200 White Cloud Drive, Breckenridge
Watercolour, 14" x 10"

Millie Nguyen
Acrylics, 6" X 6" linen canvas

John D. Wooldridge
"Main Street Frisco, CO - Western View"
8X8 gouache on matboard

Suzanne Queen 
Ski Lift Trees, Keystone Resort
7.5 in x 10.25 in,  Watercolor

Robin Roberts
Breckenridge Ski Pass
6" x 8" Oil on linen panel

Diane Ursin 
Hillside Trees
9" X 12", Acrylic on Canvas

Nancy Herman
6" x 8", oil on canvas board

Millie Nguyen
On a Winter Day
Acrylics on 6" X 6" linen canvas

 L. J. Chang
164 County Road 1041
pastel on cardboard paper
12.75" x 7.75"

 Sue Field
County Road 6, Colorado

Ehren Snyder
Giberson Bay
acrylic on canvas board 8 x 10

Tina Marohn
View of Heaton Bay in Summit County Colorado
Oil on canvas

Lorraine Brown
Fairview Boulevard, Breckenridge
Watercolour   10 1/2” x 14”

Sketch Gurl

Jean Nelson
The Footbridge 
5"x7" acrylic on canvas panel

Antonin Passemard
106 North French Street, Breckenridge
5x7 oil on linen

Laura A Pace
Breckenridge Fall
6x6 oil on gesso board

Mary Stebbins Taitt
Under the I70 Bridge, Silverthorne, CO
A3 Moleskine Plainbook

Carolee S. Clark
"Breckenridge Chalet"
10" x 10"
acrylic on canvas

L. J. Chang
Open space in Summit County, Colorado
pastel on cardboard paper
12.75" x 7.75"

 Mary Stebbins Taitt
Alpen Rose Place, Dillon Colorado
felt-tip markers in Moleskine A3 Plainbook

 Bill Guffey
Breckenridge Lamp and Trees
9" x 12", oil

Our January 2012 Paintout is 
Summit County, Colorado

Open for participation from

  January 1st till January 31st.

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You'll find an interactive map of Summit County, Colorado 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 Summit County, Colorado. Summit County has four of North America's premier ski resorts; Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapaho Basin and Copper Mountain. Street View has taken to the slopes giving you the opportunity to paint from some of the best runs in the country. Breckenridge and Keystone specifically have Street View available on the ski areas terrain. 
I included the entire county this month so that artists can find locations that appeal to them. There are many snow scenes in the town of Breckenridge and many scenes without snow in the rest of the county. Rocky Mountain views, lake views, urban, ranches and more to choose from.
Below is a map of Summit County. Please try to stay within the boundaries, which are roughly, The Eisenhower Tunnel to the east on I-70, Hoosier Pass to the south on Highway 9, Vail Pass to the west on I-70 and the Town of Henney to the north on Highway 9..


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 LEFT of the screen, check the "Short URL" button. 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 left of the map.

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.



Nan Johnson said...

What a gorgeous area to paint! Thank you Bill!

Admin said...

Just wanted say I love the Virtual Paintout so much. I've been following it on and off for a year. The entire concept and amazing results are so inspiring. I haven't submitted anything yet, but I have done some, including Norway, San Francisco and some locations I did on my own from Google. I may submit something in the future. Thank you for putting the whole thing together, Bill. It it wasn't for this blog, I probably won't have picked up a pencil this entire time. I'm sure there are others who feel the same way I do. Anyway, I'm endebited to the Virtual Paintout for much of my creative inspiration.

Billy Guffey said...

Thanks for the comments. I'm glad this project can inspire someone.

Catherine Hale said...

I agree, the Virtual Paintout is what inspired me to start a blog and publish my paintings and drawings on the Internet. I look forward to discovering every new location. We should package the Summit County collection as a set of holiday cards!!