Monday, March 19, 2018

Yorkshire Dales Path

I have been traveling through the English countryside using Google street view. Artists are free to use these images as reference. You can travel down the road with a continual 360 degree view. The images are somewhat distorted due to the camera lens and panoramic stitching, but they are a wonderful tool for artists. I did use quite a bit of artistic license in my design and treatment.
This is the Yorkshire Dales, which I hope to actually visit in person some day. I fell in love with them back when I read the James Herriot series of books in the 1970s. They are characterized by hills and valleys and stone walls, stone barns and stone houses in the numerous little villages.
The painting is 5 x 7 inches on rigid aquabord which has a stiff masonite backing. I will spray varnish it so that it can be framed in a standard 5 x 7 frame without glass.