Slovakia ~ December 2012

 Melissa Adams
Acrylic on Canvas board, 4" x 5"

Carolyn Owen Sommer
Tracks Under the Castle

 Carolee S. Clark
"Backyard Laundry Line"
10" x 10", acrylic on canvas

 William Cook
Oil, 8x10

"Stable - Nitra Region, Slovakia"
8"x10" (Oil on Canvas Board)

 Nancy Farara
Stratena, Kosice Region
acrylic on canvas, 8 x 10

 Catherine Hale
"Slovak Spring"
Oil on 10"x13" canvas

 Lotta Hinder
Acrylics 30 x 30 cm

 Cindy Pickup
"Window Shopping"
10 x 8 Oil on Birch

 Sherry Schmidt
Gouache 5x7"

 Sherry Schmidt
Watercolor, 5x7"

 Jutta Smarsinski
Bratislava, Burg Bratislava
Watercolor 30 x 40 cm

 Yevgenia Watts
Ink and watercolor on Aquabord

Eileen Black
"Ice Cream Boy"
Oravska Lesna, Zilna Region, Slovakia
Transparent Watercolor
8x10 inches

 William Beebe
"By the Riverside"
6" x 6.5" - Pastel

 Marcy Brennan
Nitra Slovakia
5" x 7" watercolor on paper

 Marcy Brennan
Springtime in Slovakia
5" x 7" watercolor on paper

 William Cook
Oil, 16x20

 Sue Field
Pen & Ink

 Phil Holt
St. Martin's Cathedral
(16x12 Oil on canvas panel)

 Janell Nishida
"Iron Door on the Van Gogh Wall"
10.5 x 14.5" watercolor

 Dave Rolstone
Church in Malinova
Oil on board 14"x 10"

 Murilo Romeiro
Mierovo -Slovakia
marker & pencil

Holy Trinity Church Bratislava
14" x 22" acrylic on poster board

Justine Valla
Kosice region, Slovakia house
Watercolor in Liberte scetchbook

Beth Gosnell
Továrenská, Tlmače, Nitra Region, Slovakia
Crayon and Gouache sgraffito

 Eileen Black
Strecno Castle
8x10 inches, transparent watercolor

 L.J. Chang
field workers at 571006, Bulhary, Banská Bystrica Region, Slovakia
oil on mat board, 6.5"x12.5"

 Gwen Gordon
"Slovakian Spring"
14" x14" Watercolor

 Patricia Musgrave
Castle of Fülek, Fiľakovo, Slovakia

Midnight Prowl
Hriadky, Slovakia
4" X 5.5"  acrylics on gessoed wc paper

Corner in Iliasovce
22"x14"  Charcoal & gesso on poster board

 Nicola Dalbenzio
Old Town, Bratislava, Slovakia
Mixed Media Cityscape, 9x12

 Nicola Dalbenzio
Old Town, Batislava, Slovakia 2
Watercolor, 9x12

 Beth Teresa Gosnell
13 Adyho, Lučenec, Banská Bystrica Region, Slovakia
Sgraffito with Crayon and Gouache

 Indira Govindan
5" x 7" watercolor, Townsquare, Bardejov

 Sketch Gurl

 Gail Ishmael
Vanesa bistro

 Dave Rolstone
Low Tatras National Park
Oil on Canvas 11"x 9"

Brezno Riverside
18 x 24in Charcoal & chalk on brown Kraft paper

 Al Woodford
5 x 8 inches, gouache resist, ink and watercolor

Suzanne Queen
Orava Castle, Slovakia
5  in x 6 in,  Watercolor and Ink

 Dave Casey
Pastel Sunrise
9"x12" oil on linen panel
Palette knife

 L.J. Chang
hiking in slovakia
oil on mat board

 Carolee S. Clark
"Not a Word Kid"
10" x 10"
acrylic on canvas

 Nancy Farara
"Nitra, Frana Mojtu"
watercolor and ink

 David Finnell
Watercolor painting of Spissky Hrad

 Catherine Hale
Liptovské Matiašovce, Slovakia
oil on canvas, 24x24cm

 Janell Nishida
"High on the Hill"
8x10 watercolor

 Dave Rolstone
Banska Bystrica Region
Oil on Canvas 10"x 8"

Penny Stewart
200# rough watercolor paper with watercolor and pen
Slovakia, Bardejov, Komenskeho 2756, 13 Gorkeho

 Charlene Brown
Lomnický štít, Tatra National Park

 Nicola Dalbenzio
Piarista Kolostor, Nytra Slovakia
Watercolor, 14x14

watercolor, 24 x 32cm
"overlooking Bratislava"

Murilo Romeiro
Slovakia - Banská Bystrica
pen & ink

 Dave Casey
Oil on canvas panel

 L.J. Chang
view home in slovakia
oil on mat board

 Carolee S. Clark
"Striped Hills"
10" x 10"
acrylic on canvas

Julie Manning
Pen and watercolour
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bill Guffey
5" x 7", oil, palette knife

Our December 2012 Paintout is 

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

View Larger Map

You'll find an interactive map of Slovakia 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 Eastern European country of Slovakia. You are free to travel the entire country to find something to paint or draw. I love these eastern European countries. So much rural, scenery with small towns, and large urban areas too.


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.


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