The place which the Virtual Paintout is visiting in August is Prince Edward Island - off the coast of New Brunswick, Canada and very close to both Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.
Prince Edward Island (PEI or P.E.I.; French: Île-du-Prince-Édouard, Scottish Gaelic: Eilean a' Phrionnsa) is a Canadian province consisting of an island of the same name, as well as other islands. The maritime province is the smallest in the nation in both land area and population (excluding the territories). The island has a few other names: "Garden of the Gulf" referring to the pastoral scenery and lush agricultural lands throughout the provinceThese are the links to:
Prince Edward Island - wikipedia
- The August post/thread about Prince Edward Island - which includes paintings from those who have contributed to date
- This is the Large Google Map
- - what you have to do next is
...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.The image of the lighthouse in my screen capture from Google Maps Streetview is....
Bill Guffey - The Virtual Paintout: Prince Edward Island
20 minutes east of Souris. East Point Lighthouse is situated on the extreme eastern end of Prince Edward Island where the mighty tides of the St. Lawrence and Northumberland Strait meet to create a show of nature's force. As one of the Island's itinerant lighthouses, the East Point Lighthouse has been moved several times due to poor positioning of the light and continuing erosion of the coastline.The rules
Lighthouses of PEI
The rules are simple but must be adhered to:
- participation for this virtual paintout finishes on 31st August 2010
- the location must be a picture from Google Streetview (not a photo linked to the spot)
- each artist must now include the URL of the location that the artwork is based upon
- the image has to be at a resolution of 72 and no larger than 1000 pixels on the widest side
- you cannot post to the blog direct - you have to send your pic to Bill Guffey