Charleston ~ July 2013

 Murilo S. Romeiro
Charleston - Huger Street
pen & watercolor ( 20x28 cm)

Yevgenia Watts
Rainbow Row
15x22", Watercolor and conte crayon on hot press watercolor paper

 Uma Gowrishankar

 Bonnie McBride

 Sherry Schmidt

Sherry Schmidt

 Linda Adiele
Anson Street /South Market Street
10 x 14

 Anne Arsenault
acrylic on 12x16" stretched canvas

 Rick Harder
View from Savannah Hwy

 Lotta Hinder
"79, Ashley Avenue, Charleston"
Acrylic, 24 x 33 cm

 Dajana Hrast - Vončina
watercolor and ink
12" x 9"

 Marla Laubisch
"Rutledge Avenue"

 Melisa McCurley 
Berlin's, oil on 11 x 14 canvas

 Cindy Pickup
"Resting on the Ashley"
8.5 x 24, Oil on Masonite

A Stroll On Market Street
10x14 Watercolor

Patricia J. Powers
4 1/16" x 3 3/4"
Oil on Panel

 Mitchell Brown
“St. Matthews at Dusk”
Acrylic on canvas
11” x 14”

 William Cook
Oil, 8x10

 Nancy Farara
"First African Evangelical Church"
Acrylic on canvas

 Pedro Martin
31 x 41 cm
Rutledge Avenue, Charleston
Watercolor on paper

"Haute couture"

Al Woodford
Milligan's Place
8 x8 inches, watercolor

 William Cook
Oil, 8x10

 Rick Eakins
"Gillon Street"
8" x 10" (Oil on Canvas Board)

 Catherine Hale
"King Street"
Oil on canvas
10 x 15 cm

Suzanne Queen
Murray Boulevard, Charleston
4.5 in x 10.5 in, Watercolor

Loretta Stephenson
"Come, Let Me Love You"
Main Street, Charleston
9 x 12 acrylic on canvas

 Rosemary Cantrell
"Two Ladies"
12 x 16 oil on canvas

 Stanley Epperson
15 Aiken St
oil on 6X8 canvas panel

 Nancy Farara
"Ebenezer Church; Nassau Street"
Acrylic on canvas

 Sue Field
Legare St. Charleston, South Carolina - Pen & Ink

 Sketch Gurl
150, Spring St, Charleston
Watercolor and pen

 Rick Harder
6" x 8" - Oil on Canvas Panel
Bee Street Morning

Suzanne Hughes
84 Smith Street, pen and watercolor
8x16 in Hand•book handmade watercolor journal

Gail Ishmael
Burbage's Corner Grocery
watercolor and ink  11x7"

Teri Robus
6" x 8", oil on paper

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

Patricia Musgrave
Sundown, North Charleston

 Carolee S. Clark
"Ashley Avenue"
10" x 10"
acrylic on canvas

 Jean-Michel Gruet
George Street, Charleston

joanne willoughby
8x8 pastel art spectrum suede

 Charlene Brown
Christmas in Marion Square

 Rosemary Cantrell
Berlin's Since 1883
12 x 16 oil on canvas

 Stanley Epperson
India ink on Canson 70 lb paper, 9X12 in

 Marsha Gordon
'School, Former Rectory and Church of St. Joseph'
Anson St., Charleston
Quarter Sheet Watercolor

 Jeanne Grant
Watercolors and colored pencils

 Nancie Johnson
"Charleston Entryway"
6x12 Acrylic

Marla Laubisch

 Mike Bergen
"16 King St., Charleston SC"
Watercolor and Ink on Yupo, 6X6

Mitchell Brown
"488 King Street"
pen and watercolor on paper

 Mitchell Brown
"Locked Gate"
pen, watercolor, and acrylic on paper

 Carolee S. Clark
"Broughton Road Pond"
10" x 10"
acrylic on canvas

 Rick Harder
9" x 12" - Oil on Canvas Panel
Urban Landscape - Limited Value Study, Charleston SC

 Teri Ann LaBuwi
Acrylic on 24x24” canvas

"Charleston blue house"
watercolor size 32 x 24cm

 Lila Miller
white point gardens

 Janell Nishida
"Southern Style"
7x11 watercolor

 Christine Parker
5x7 acrylic on clapboard

David Savellano
Summer Rain – Charleston
Ink & Watercolor, 6” x 7”

Julie Manning

Christine Parker

Carolyn Weir
58 Anson Street - Charleston, SC
3 Color Study


"25 Legare St. Charleston"
8x10 pastel on cardboard

What's the Victory of a Cat on a Hot Tin Roof?
5" x 7", oil, palette knife

Our July 2013 Paintout is


Open for participation from July 1st thru July 31st

View Larger Map
You'll find an interactive map of Charleston, South Carolina 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 Charleston, South Carolina. A more charming, southern city in the united States is hard to come by. Charleston boasts many large, beautiful homes, along with narrow oak lined streets, waterfront areas, and urban landscapes. You'll enjoy Charleston. I guarantee (said with a souther drawl.)

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.



Anonymous said...

Does the area marked North Charleston count as Charleston?

Billy Guffey said...

Sure Melisa. As long as you don't go way outside the city, have at it. No real line to be drawn this month. Close is okay. Have fun.

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it be fun if we had a forum to discuss what we find on our trips? I saw a guy standing on his front steps in his tighty whitey underwear in Bulgaria. I didn't want to paint him but it was so funny to get caught like that, I really wanted to tell everyone to go see. I wonder if he knows.

Anonymous said...

Your paintings are really wonderful to look at. They are chock-filled with a lot of life and color. It is clear that this work is very creative and requires a lot of talent to pursue. The watercolor paintings are my favorite, especially the painting of the park with a gazebo. The oil painting of the horses outside of a building was great as well.

from Naomi Williamson @Professional Doctorate