The Virtual Paintout for May is the Czech Republic - which I'm very excited about as I've actually been to Prague (Praha).
The Charles Bridge is a popular landscape motif for painters in Prague. On one memorable day I nearly froze in late September while painting the Charles Bridge plein air under some trees on the banks of the the Vltava River - that's that bank on the right of the river in the above image of the Charles Bridge in Prague!
I do recall the slivovitz breaks for some internal central heating which were different to say the least!
This is a link to Bill's Virtual Paintout blog and the thread of the Czech Republic Virtual Paintout in May
Please be careful to note the following in Bill's post
With the popularity of this project growing monthly (143 submissions in April), it is necessary for me to stress a couple of rules. One is the image size issue. It has always stated 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.
A new rule that started in April 2010, is that each artist must now include the URL of the location that the artwork is based upon.......
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.