Detroit - August 2013

Melissa Adams
"Where the Red Ferns Grow"
Acrylic on Archival Canvas Board
5" x 7"

 Uma Gowrishankar

 Sylvia J. Larsen
Classic Beauty
8 x 10 Watercolor

 Teri Robus
All American on Dearborn Street
4" x 10". Oil on panel

 Murilo S. Romeiro
quick sketch wallnut ink ( 25,5x40 cm)

 Murilo S. Romeiro
West Vernon - Detroit
pen & watercolorpencil ( 20x29 cm)

 Sherry Schmidt

Sherry Schmidt 

 Catherine Hale
"Eastern Market District"
oil on 5"x7" panel

Loretta Stephenson
"Vandals for Peace"
8 Mile Road
Detroit, Michigan
6 x 9 sketchbook
Ink, WC pencils & watermedia

 Earl Boyer
Remnant, Detroit, Michigan
coloursoft pencil on toned gray paper

Renaissance Center from E. Jefferson Ave.

 Mitchell C. Brown
"Detroit River View"
Mitchell Brown
7.5"x11", pen and watercolor

 William Cook
Oil, 8x10

 Nancy Farara
"Dog in the window, Goodrich Street, Ferndale"
Acrylic on paper

Eszter Szicso
Oil on board, 24x32 cm

Rosemary Cantrell
Riverwalk Fountain
11 X 14 Oil on Canvas board

Murilo S. Romeiro
pen & watercolorpencil ( 19x24 cm)
Alexandrine Street - Detroit

Eileen Black
Comerica Park
Transparent Watercolor
8x10 inches

 Rick Eakins
"Vermont Street, Detroit"
8" x 10" (Oil on Canvas Board)

 Catherine Hale
"Heading downtown"
oil on 5"x7" canvas

 Maria Hamilton
oil,2.5 x 3.5 inches on canvas

 Marla Laubisch
"Forget Me Not"

 Janell Nishida
"Detroit Mist"
8.5 x 6 watercolor and gouache

 Cindy Pickup
"Rosa Parks Transit 34 EB, Detroit"
Oil on Wood, 9 x 12

 Ehren Snyder
Do not enter

 Carolyn Owen Sommer
5 x 7, watercolor on Fabriano hot press

 Loretta Stephenson
"A Hope & A Future"
Riverbank Drive
Detroit, MI
9 x 12 Acrylic on canvas

Cindy Williams
Day Out on Detroit River Walk
6x8", Watercolor

 Janet Burns
18670 Indiana Ave.
ink & watercolor

 Dawn Israel

 Nancie Johnson
"House of Prayer"
Corner Rosa Parks Blvd & South La Salle Gardens
9x12 Acrylic

 Patricia Musgrave
Trumbull Street Underpass, Detroit
acrylic on board

Al Woodford
Rouge River from Fisher Freeway
12 x 6 inches, watercolor

 William Beebe
"Detroit Fried Turkey"
6" x 9" - Pastel

 Sue Field
Detroit Tigers - Pencil

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

 Diane Perin Hock
Motown Museum
pen and ink and watercolor

Cindy Williams
Road To Ruin
8x6", Watercolor Graphite Pencils

 Mike Bergen
ink/colored pencil, 8X10
"Bicycling in Detroit"

 Rosemary Cantrell
64 Alfred St, Detroit
8 X 10 Oil on canvas

 Marsha Gordon
'The Sphinx'
Plymouth Road
Arches, quarter sheet

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

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

"Elba Place, Detroit"

Suzanne Queen
Detroit Tigers
8 in x 9 in, Watercolor and Ink

 Rosemary Cantrell
Beals St, Detroit
8 x 10 Oil on canvas

Gail Ishmael
The Stone Schoolhouse
watercolor and ink

Bill Guffey
16" x 20", oil

 Eileen Black
106 Tuxedo Street
Transparent Watercolor
8x10 inches

Melisa Mccurley
Yellow Hat
6x6 oil on gessoboard

Al Woodford
"Last to leave turn off the lights"
8 x 12 inches, watercolor

 Nancie Johnson
"Prairie Street, Detroit"
8x10 Acrylic

 Rock Kyndl
"Packard Automotive Plant"
11x13  Ink/Watercolor paint and pencil

Jean Nelson
8" x 10" oil on canvas panel

 Anne Arsenault

 Mike Bergen
"GM Reflection"
8X8 Ink and Sepia Watercolor

 Stanley Epperson
A Grand House on Grand Boulevard
7"X5" oil on canvas panel

 Nancy Farara
"Ferndale, Orchard Street Neighborhood"
acrylic on canvas 8x10

 Sketch Gurl
Watercolor and ink

Rick Harder
Detroit Blues
8" x 9" - Oil on Watercolor Paper

Lakepark Snack Tents
14x18in  pastel on posterboard black gesso & lots of fixative

 William Beebe
"Waiting in Detroit"
8" x 9" - Pastel

 Janet Burns
Once Upon a Time
Micron and watercolor wash

"paying to park"

 Roberta Schmidt
Belle Isle Boat House
6 x 6 inch acrylic painting on art panel

Eszter Szicso
Oil on board

22x29 cm

Stanley Epperson
"Grand Boulevard"
India Ink

9X12  inches

Jean-Michel Gruet
Motor City  

Marla Laubisch
"Soul Food"

 Pedro Martin
Going downtown
Watercolor on paper, 28 x 38 cm

Patricia J. Powers
'Pausing on Myrtle Street'
10" x 71/4", Oil on canvas panel

Justine Valla
Henry Ford Museum duck pond
watercolor in Liberte sketchbook

Catherine Hale
"Globe Trading Company"
oil on 5x7 inch canvas panel

Rick Harder
River Residence
8" x 8" - Oil on Canvas Panel

"Abandoned house on Van Dyke street"

Bill Guffey
Detroit House
22" x 28", oil

Old and in the Way
5" x 7", oil, palette knife

Our August 2013 Paintout is

Open for participation from August 1st thru August 31st

View Larger Map

You'll find an interactive map of Detroit, Michigan 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 city of Detroit. Detroit has been in the news a lot lately, particularly due to the city filing bankruptcy. There is a very wide range  of subject matter to choose from at this location. From the infamous abandoned houses and buildings, to very upscale homes, properties, and industrial areas. There is also waterfront areas, parks, and open spaces which add to the variety.

Here's a map with a boundary drawn loosely around the city. Try to stay with the bounds of the paint out, but if you are near the line, don't worry about it. Have fun!


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.



lifesart said...

Thank you, Bill, for choosing the great city of Detroit. Long may it live.

lifesart said...

Thank you, Bill, for choosing the great city of Detroit. Long may it live.

Marla said...

What a great location - you could find anything you wanted to paint here. I've never been to Detroit and didn't realize what a beautiful downtown it has. Looking forward to next month, too!

Stephen Magsig said...

Excellent results on the Detroit paint out. Love this city.

Taxciter said...

Thanks, Bill. I hope that soon you might post the original URLs along with the works.