Virtual Paintout…August 2016 (NORWAY)

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Rygge Church – Norway

8″ x 10″ (Oil on Canvas Board)

 Rick Eakins

Well, it’s a HOT August in Texas, but I’m traveling “Virtually”, to the country of Norway.  I found most of the towns to be along the coastal areas and to the south end. Norway is a Scandinavian country encompassing mountains, glaciers and deep coastal fjords. Oslo, the capital and and the most populous city in Norway.

This painting is of the Rygge kirke (Rygge Church) located in Rygge parish in rural southern Norway. The building material is stone/brick and was built in 1170. Romanesque and Gothic influences can be seen in these churches. About 160 of the 270 stone churches built in Norway are still fully or partially preserved.

Rygge Church inside

Inside the Rygge Church

This image is from Google’s Streetview.  Thank you google.

Check out the other ART for this month’s Virtural Paintout at http://virtualpaintout.blogspot.com/

Virtual Paintout…SEPT. 2015 (UTAH)

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Bryce Canyon National Park

8″ x 10″ (Oil on Canvas Board)

Well, it’s September and we travel “Virtually”, to the rugged canyons of Utah, specifically Bryce Canyon National Park.  I selected a canyon scene displaying the brilliant orange rocks, flowing stream and distant mountain ranges. There were lots of pine trees and many dead falls. I have a painter friend traveling this same area right now with his wife and he has been sending back some beautiful photos. This image is from Google’s Streetview, but they had to film this with a shoulder mounted camera walking on the paths that go through the canyons. Thank you google. I hope to travel here soon myself.

Check out the other ART for this month’s Virtural Paintout at http://virtualpaintout.blogspot.com/

Virtual Paintout…August 2015 (Monterey Peninsula, CA)

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Monterey Peninsula, California

8″ x 10″ (Oil on Canvas Board)

For the month of August, 2015, we travel “Virtually”, to the shores of Monterey Peninsula.  I painted a small cove in Point Lobos State Natural Reserve. The trees here are very twisted and shaped by the wind off the ocean. Google used a shoulder mounted camera and walked the trails along the rugged coastal area. Great views everywhere you turn.

Check out the other ART for this month’s Virtural Paintout at http://virtualpaintout.blogspot.com/

Virtual Paintout…July 2015 (Santa Fe, NM)

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“Santa Fe Adobe”

Santa Fe, New Mexico

9″ x 12″ (Oil on Canvas Board)

For the month of July, 2015 I visited a region I’m very fond of, Santa Fe, NM. I painted a very familiar Adobe Home on Canyon Road and Delgado Street. This old door way (portal) must have been here forever. I can’t walk up Canyon Road without being amazed by it.  Check out the other ART for this month’s Virtural Paintout at http://virtualpaintout.blogspot.com/

Virtual Paintout…March 2015 (Greenland)

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Tasiilaq, Sermersooq, Greenland
8″ x 10″ (Oil on Canvas Board)

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For the month of March, 2015 we traveled to the Island of Greenland.  The population is sparse and not too much is green, except this “Green House”. Most of the people live in fishing villages along both coasts.  Check out the other ART for this month at http://virtualpaintout.blogspot.com/

Virtual Paintout…February 2015 (Bangladesh)

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Bangladesh
8″ x 10″ (Oil on Canvas Board)

For the month of February, 2015 we traveled to the Country of Bangladesh.  It is between India, Nepal and Myanmar (Burma) and a coastal area on the Bay of Bengal. This is the 6th Anniversary this month of the “Virtual Paintout” website and I have participated for 3 1/2 years.  Check out the other paintings for this month at http://virtualpaintout.blogspot.com/