This loosely painted country property is in the Newcastle upon Tyne area in northern England.
This painting is a good example of how I extract a bit of information from a Google street view shot or really any photo that I take myself. When I photograph a piece of landscape, I try to include as wide an area as possible which allows me in my studio to focus on some aspect that I might not have even seen when I took the original shot. In this particular photo I have done a riff on the information following my informed intuition developed from 50 years of painting. My resource photos are only starting points from which I feel free to depart as I see new possibilities as I paint. I hope to learn things as I paint, hoping to be a little bit smarter at the end of a painting than I was when I started.
8" x 10"