7/8/15

Out of landscape ideas today, so I went scrolling around through Google maps street view for inspiration, ending up on a corner in Boston. It's been a while since I last used street view as a reference, but I still enjoy what it allows me to do. I'm able to scout out lots of locations ahead of time or just paint from my studio, which comes in handy during bad weather. Plus, the overwhelming amount of places reached by street view really increases my options. However, the most interesting part of this reference for me is the distortion that its cameras have on the image's perspective and viewpoint. I've used it as a basis for my own experiments with perspective and it's ended up being a strong influence on my imagined landscapes. 

East 1st, monoprint, 2015, 5"x6"