The Azores ~ June 2013

 Janice Austin
Panorama of mounds formations, Azores, Portugal
9x12 WC

  Janice Austin
Blue lagoon, Cerrado das Freiras, Azores, Portugal
9x12 WC, pastels on CP Arches

 Lavina Blossom
acrylic on 11 x 14 canvas

 Rosemary Cantrell
Hydrangea Azul
Oil on Canvas
8 X 10

 Rick Eakins
"Aurora Cafe"
8" x 10" (Oil on Canvas Board)

 Julie Manning

 Melisa McCurley
The Blue Gate
6"x6" oil

 Elena Morozova
The road to the mountains
14 cm x 18,5cm
gel pen, colored pencils

 Janell Nishida
"Marmalade Cat"
7x10 watercolor

 Janell Nishida
"Sun Rays"
7x10 watercolor

 Murilo S. Romeiro
woodcut ( 20x24 cm)

 Sherry Schmidt

 Sherry Schmidt

Loretta Stephenson
"Memories 'neath A Lemon Sky"
9 x 12 acrylics on wrapped canvas
The Azores, Portugal

 Anne Arsenault
Windsor and Newton's water mixable oil colours
12 x 16'' stretched canvas

 Eric Belk
Mountain Road, Azores
Pastel on Canson paper
8 1/2 x 11

 Mike Bergen
Ink and Watercolor Wash   8X8
"Rua da Se - Angra do Heroismo"  Azores

 Charlene Brown
The view from Rua de Jesus

 Rosemary Cantrell
And Going
Oil on Canvas

 Rosemary Cantrell
Oil on Canvas

 Sue Field
Port Judeu, Portugal

 Maria Hamilton
Medium Oil on canvas
11 x 12

 Tina Lewis
Cows Feeding
8*10 inches; Acrylic on Paper

 Paula Lyon
"Flowers and Cows"
11" X 15" Watercolor on 140# Arches paper

 Pedro Martin
31 x 41 cm
Azores landscape
Watercolor on paper


 Patricia Musgrave
Sao Bras Ahead
oil on canvas

10x14 Watercolor

Teri Robus
"A lake on the Azores"

oil on prepared panel. 5" x 7"

 Mike Bergen
6X8 Oil Painting
"Dry Dock"

 Hanneke Bronwasser
'Thunderstorm coming'
Sao Miguel
Waterpainting on handmade, rough, 100%coton paper
19 x 28 cm

 Hanneke Bronwasser
'Summer day'
Waterpainting on handmade, rough, 100%coton paper
19 x 28 cm

 Mitchell Brown
"Red Gate"
pen and watercolor on paper

 Carolee S. Clark
"Bald Peak Road"
10" x 10"
acrylic on canvas

 William Cook
Oil, 16x20

 Sue Field
Sao Mateus da Calheta, Portugal
Watercolor/Pen & Ink

 Marsha Gordon
Quarter Sheet
"Evening Drive in the Azores"

 Sketch Gurl
Watercolor and Ink

 Rick Harder
12" x 12"
Medium:  Pastel on Wallis Paper

 Gail Ishmael
The Azores are gorgeous!
Watercolor 11" x 14"

 Suzanne Queen
Ponta do Arnel Light, São Miguel, Azores
5.5 in x 6 in, Watercolor and Ink

Murilo S. Romeiro
wallnut ink and pen ( 19x27 cm)

Ponta do Arnel - Açores - PRT

Nancie Johnson
"Vast Vista"
The Azores
6x12 Acrylic

 Nancie Johnson
"Road with Blue Flowers"
The Azores
9x12 Acrylic

 Marla Laubisch
"Caminho do São João"

 Dave Rolstone
Angra Do Heroismo
Oil on Board 9"x 9"

Linda Williams
Azores Church Tile Wall Mural

watercolor - approx 10x10"

"Island View, Angra do Heroismo"

"View of Lagoa Verde, Ponta Delgada"
acrylic on canvas

 Lisa Fasanella

 Gail Ishmael
Hydrangea fences in The Azores

Julie Manning
Pen and Watercolour

"Come Boss"
14 x 9.5 watercolor

Roberta Schmidt
Where The Purple Flowers Grow
The Azores
12 x 16 inch acrylic painting on canvas board

Rua Jorge M. Reis Machado

 Mitchell Brown
"Traffic Circle"
pen on Bristol paper sketchbook

 Jean-Michel Gruet

Povoação - Açores - PRT
permanent marker & water soluble pencil ( 19x27 cm)

The Lonely Boat
The Azores
9 x 12 inch acrylic painting on watercolor paper

32 x 24cm

 LMNOP = Lisa-Marie, Not [Obviously] Presley
Ink & watercolor

 LMNOP = Lisa-Marie, Not [Obviously] Presley
Walkin the Cows in Azores
Ink & watercolor

Tina Lewis

7*5 inches; Acrylic on Watercolour Paper

The Morning Comes
5" x 7", oil, palette knife

Our June 2013 Paintout is 

The Azores

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

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You'll find an interactive map of  a couple of islands in the Azores area 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 Azores, a group of volcanic islands in the North Atlantic Ocean about 1500 km west of Portugal. There are two islands that have been covered by Goggle Street View and you are free to roam both of them to find a subject to paint or draw this month. This is an area I would love to visit in person. Very beautiful.

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.