Latvia ~ June 2012


Sylvia J Larsen
Our Lady of Sorrows, Riga, Latvia
8x10" Watercolor

Murilo Romeiro
marker pen on cardboard

Cate van Alphen
"Last Light, Latvia"
Polymer clay, 10cm x 10cm

Phil Holt
"Ladies of  Vilandes Street"
(16 x 12 oil on canvas panel)

Suzanne Queen
Vecslabada Church, Latvia
4 in x 7 in,  Watercolor

Jennie Stewart
"Still Standing"
9x12 Mixed Media

Eileen Black
"House at the Bend in the Road"
8X11 inches

Rachel Parker
"Latvia Field"

 Carolyn Owen Sommer
Open Air Market, Latvia
watercolor sketch

Jennie Stewart
"Little Bird Visits Riga"
9x12 Mixed Media

Rebecca Wang
"Street Violinist"
oil on 10x12 canvas panel

 Catherine Hale
Driving along P106 in Latvia
Colored pencil
36 x 27 cm

 William Beebe
"Waiting Outside the Church"

 Carolee S. Clark
"A Pleasant Afternoon"
10" x 10"
acrylic on canvas

 Tj Lev

Patricia Musgrave
Kuldigas , Latvia
9.5" x 13"   oil on board

 Kim C Pelletier
Latvian townscape / Paysage letton
16" x 12" oil on Canson Canva-paper

Jennie Stewart
"The Side Door"
11x14 Acrylic.Canvas Board

Rosi Berry
"Durbes Outbuilding"
Colored Pencil on brown paper, 6 X 4 in.

 Julie Manning
Ink and watercolour

Janell Nishida
"House Overlooking a Pond"
12 x 16 watercolor

 William Beebe

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

Lydie Pieplu
Sur les chemins de Lettonie

Rick Eakins
"Rural Farm - Latvia"
8" x 10" (Oil on Canvas Board)

Jeanne Grant
Ball Point Pen

Sketch Gurl
Watercolor on paper

Dane Hahn
"House of Blackheads"

Nancie Johnson
"Latvia Laundry"
Tukums Municipality
6.5x5 Acrylic

 David King
Rural Latvian Home
5x7, Acrylic

Suzanne Queen
Latvian Lighthouse
7.5 in x 11 in,  Watercolor

Charlene Brown
Bank at the end of the bridge

 L. J. Chang
mixed media, 9" x 12"
Balasta dambis, Latvia

 Sheila Klokkevold

 Rebecca Wang
"A Bend at Gauja River"
oil on 10x12 canvas panel

Lindalee Williams
"The Tractor"
9x12" Pastel on MiTientes

 Earl M Boyer
18" x24" Newsprint, and Ebony pencil
Madona, Latvia

 Nicola Dalbenzio

 Alissa Duke
Watercolour pencil on Moleskine watercolour sketchbook
P60 Kastulina, LATVIA

 Justine Valla
12 Liela le la Tukums Municipality, Latvia
Watercolor in Liberte Scetchbook

Rose Welty
Stillness and Peace

 Carolee S. Clark
"Child Prodigy"
10" x 10"
acrylic on canvas

 Nicola Dalbenzio
Latvia High Tech Cottage by Tracks
Watercolor, 8x10

 Sue Field
Southern Bridge Riga, Latvia - Pastel

 Janell Nishida
"Sidewalk Statue"
7.5x10 watercolor


Diane Ursin
Latvian Barn
8" x 10" acrylic on canvas

 Catharine Clarke
“On the Fence”
6”x6” acrylic and charcoal

 L. J. Chang
oil, 7.75" x 7"
A lovely house in Latvia

Peter Rush

 Earl Boyer
Orthodox Church, Jelgava, Latvia
9"x12' Watercolor

 Sara Branson
9x12 Watercolor

 Lorraine Brown
Watercolour, 11x 14”

 Catharine Clarke

Gail Ishmael
Watercolor and ink

 Eileen Black
St. Geory Orthodox Church in Bauska
8x10 inches, watercolor

 Nicola Dalbenzio
Latvia Cityscape #1

 Vicki Holdwick

 Vicki Holdwick

watercolor 28cm x 20cm
"Village church"

 Roberta Schmidt
The Clouds Above Stalbe
12 x 16 inch pastel on paper

Mary Stebbins Taitt
Latvia Sidewalk Cafe #1
pen and ink in Moleskine watercolor sketchbook with
watercolors and watercolor pencils, 8.5 x 6

Bill Guffey
12" x 16", charcoal

 Janell Nishida
"Latvian Laundry"
8x10 watercolor

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

Our June 2012 Paintout is 

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

View Larger Map

You'll find an interactive map of the Republic of Latvia 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 the northern European country of Latvia. You are free to travel all over the small country in search of the perfect scene. I think you'll find Latvia a beautiful, intriguing destination.


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.



Leslie Hawes said...

I've spent the better part of the day googling around Latvia, and I love the little town of Talsi.
Thanks, Bill, for taking me to some wonderful places in the world!

stuggie_bear said...

So where is next?I have now dug my brushes and paper out again.