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Friday, March 15, 2013

Gloria J Zucaro's "Visit to Saint Petersburg" Auction Piece

6"H x 6"W Original Oil on Raymar Canvas Panel
$35.00 For Sandy Hook Auction.   Bidding ends at midnight on Monday March, 18th.
Place your bid in the comments area.          SOLD

I will send the painting to you after I receive notice that the Sandy Hook organization of your choice has received the donation.  Shipping is free to all, however, extra fees required in countries outside the USA will be paid by the buyer.


Sandy Hook Elementary Charity Websites:

https://newtown.uwwesternct.org/

http://newtownmemorialfund.org/

Please contact me buy email with any questions.      gloria@gloriajzucaro.com


This is the monthly challenge for the Virtual Paintout site.  Our globe trotting on Google Maps/Streetview this time around was the city and environs of Saint Petersburg, Russia.   It is always fun to travel around the city and feel like you are there in the streets watching all the people walking along with their shopping bags.  This location is on the little island to the West of the city itself, but still considered Saint Petersburg.  I couldn't decipher the name of the island or this pretty building.  I do know that many government buildings in Russia are painted in cheerful colors so that everything looks better during their long, snowy Winter's.  This is also my entry for Paint Party Friday this week.  Happy PPF and I hope the auction is a huge success!   

77 comments:

  1. This look amazing. What a wonderful painting.
    Happy PPF!!

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  2. OMG, Gloria, that is wonderful! What a beautiful place to be and sit there on a hot summer day in the shade. Happy PPF!

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    1. You are right. This was apparently taken in August 2011 by a Google photographer. If you go to this link, you will see the full scene that I saw, and you can rotate around to the left or right. http://g.co/maps/bd3dn

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  3. wow, stunning painting Gloria. Happy PPF and have a great weekend, Annette x

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  4. Wonderful. The light and shade are yummy!

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  5. An excellent painting ~ would have thought you had actually been there ~ lovely ~ thanks, namaste, Carol ~ Happy Weekend ^_^

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    2. I was in St. Petersburg in 2003. My mom and I were on a tour with the MIR(travel company)across Western Russia and Siberia on the Trans-Siberian Railway for 1907 miles. We visited Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ekaterinburg and many other smaller towns to Vladisvostok. But this spot is on a little island off the coast to the West of St. Petersburg, but still considered to be in city limits. I was never there. To see the shoot I painted from, go to this link. Then you can rotate left and right to see 360 degrees. http://g.co/maps/w4k8n

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  6. This is a beautiful painting. I agree with Carol. I thought you may have been there. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. I was in St. Petersburg in 2003. My mom and I were on a tour with the MIR(travel company)across Western Russia and Siberia on the Trans-Siberian Railway for 1907 miles. We visited Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ekaterinburg and many other smaller towns to Vladisvostok. But this spot is on a little island off the coast to the West of St. Petersburg, but still considered to be in city limits. I was never there. To see the shoot I painted from, go to this link. Then you can rotate left and right to see 360 degrees. http://g.co/maps/w4k8n

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  7. Gloria, this is beautiful. Love your work!
    Happy PPF - Heather

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  8. Beautiful, Gloria.
    Reminds me of my recent visit to St. Petersburg, Russia.
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  9. Gloria, this is beautiful. The bright colors give it a look of hope for spring. I didn't know about their painting of the buildings in bright colors. A great idea. I like the idea that you have added people to this painting. It makes it come alive - even more.

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    1. Thank you, Faye. The Google photographer took this in August 2011. These people where in the scene. A young boy on his bike and a woman pushing a stroller. The long shadows behind them are what intrigued me. Here is a link to the street view I found. http://g.co/maps/w4k8n when you get there you can move over to the right more to see the full body of the woman with the stroller in the right bottom corner.

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  10. Great!, it transmits the cold of winter and the workplace environment. Saludos

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    1. I believe that the Google photographer took this in August 2011

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  11. this sounds like such a great challenge! Educational at the same time, nice work!

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  12. Fabulous painting...great idea for globe hopping, I'll have to pack my virtual passport and decide where to go first... :)

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  13. Beautiful depth and love the blue shadows!

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    1. Thank you,I am learning to enjoy painting buildings..a fear before!

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  14. This is beautiful - I love your watercolors!

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  15. I really like this...St. Petersburg is one of my dream cities.

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  16. Beautiful work! I love the idea of visiting another location via Google Earth. I'll have to try it. Happy PPF!

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    1. http://virtualpaintout.blogspot.com/ This is the link to it. I was corrected on the site name. It is Google Maps/Streetview.

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  17. Gloria, uh ....wow!! What a stunning oil painting. Your work is wonderful. :)

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  18. Love the shadows in this one! Beautiful - looks like a great place to visit.

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  19. just trying again to have a message published
    seems tricky
    mico

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  20. oh! great, it worked this time. good, well, what were we saying? yes, you mentionned "the virtual shootout" ...mmmmmmmmmm what is it?
    as for me I joined the "rookie painter" site as well, I enjoy these challenges, sometimes I find I have too many paintings on the go and my house looks real messy, but who cares? I reckon that practising every day is the only way to improve.
    now I better check if this message will go through

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    2. Hi,Go to their website http://virtualpaintout.blogspot.com/ and all the info on how to participate is there. At the bottom when you scroll down, it says under the small map to click for a larger view. Then you will be in St Petersburg environs and you can take your little man(top left corner) and walk him around the streets(map lower right corner enlarges when you click on the upwards pointing arrow.)

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  21. Great color and feeling of light. Saw it on the VP site. Good find.

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  22. Oh by the way, it's Google Street View, not Google Earth. ;-)

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  23. To those of you who have asked about The Virtual Paintout. Go to their website which is http://virtualpaintout.blogspot.com/
    and in the right column there are the rules and the "how to"
    instructions. It is Google Maps/Streetview. Thanks to A. Decker for correcting me!

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  24. i love your beautiful blue shadows! happy PPF!

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  25. OMG Gloria... i love everything about this painting and especially the blue shadows! Incredible. You did a fantastic job with this one. My jaw literally dropped when i saw it on the monitor. Amazing. Thank you for sharing! xoxo

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  26. This is a beautiful piece Gloria!

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  27. Beautiful piece, Gloria!
    Love the long, blue shadows.
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    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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    1. That and the sun on the building are what attracted me, too!

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  28. Isn't this beautiful!! Wonderful, soft colors and a historical feel to it. Just wonderful! BRAVO, xoxo

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  29. I too find your ain't ing quite enchanting ... I will bid $35 for it for Sandy Hook auction!

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    1. Hi Lynn, as you know I sent you an email to personally thank you for your bid. Yippee!

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  30. Lovely auction piece and I hope it gets HIGH bids. Happy PPF!

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    1. Thank you so much for your encouragement!

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  31. Gloria this is so impressive. Very strong piece!! Well done...all the best to the bidders!

    Hugs Giggles

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  32. Loving your gorgeous painting Gloria and thank you for the information regarding these buildings. Good luck with the auction. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  33. I so love your paintings - this is just wonderful. HPPF - someone will be so lucky to have this piece in their home.

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  34. A lovely painting, Gloria. The people give it such life.

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    1. Yes, I thought it was great that they were in the scene.

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  35. A lovely scene! I will bid $40, Gloria.

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  36. I'm back! Paddle's up for $45 . . . . xo!

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    1. Wow! Great! For a good cause! Thank you!

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  37. Hi Gloria, you are the winning bidder for my painting at cmlk79.blogspot.com, thanks so much, it was great fun for a good cause. As per the bidding rules:

    4. Payment will be made from you to a Sandy Hook Elementary charity (
    *I will not personally be collecting any money.*
    5. Once you have made your donation to the Sandy Hook Elementary charity, you will send your proof of donation (a forwarded receipt) to me at:
    cmlk79@yahoo.com
    6. After I have received your proof of donation (and you have given me your address), I will mail your painting out to you!

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