Satellite Earth http://www.owlcats.co.uk/apps/photos/ Satellite Earth Aqaba 1 Inspired by Google Earth field patterns and a transport terminus I saw in Jordan- see Aqaba 2 in "Gone to good Homes", that was the bigger version. http://www.owlcats.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79938392 79938392 Billabong 1 I found Western Australia and gave the billabongs some texturing- had a lot of fun and there are probably a few more yet... http://www.owlcats.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79938393 79938393 Billabong 2 I found Western Australia and gave the billabongs some texturing- had a lot of fun and there are probably a few more yet... http://www.owlcats.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79938394 79938394 Billabong 4 I found Western Australia and gave the billabongs some texturing- had a lot of fun and there are probably a few more yet... http://www.owlcats.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=80642673 80642673 Billabong 3 I found Western Australia and gave the billabongs some texturing- had a lot of fun and there are probably a few more yet... http://www.owlcats.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79938395 79938395 Aqaba 2 The shapes were inspired by a transport container terminus, and the patchy irrigated field patterns, both of which I saw in Jordan while holidaying there. http://www.owlcats.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=80640390 80640390 Caramel Country I loved this contour ploughing pattern I found on Google Earth and did a minimal treatment with pastel highlights http://www.owlcats.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79938396 79938396 Contour Quadrant This is probably the closest I came to copying- the colours say it for me, it is four fields with contour ploughing but what intrigued me is they don't quite match up...differences between neighbours perhaps? http://www.owlcats.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79938397 79938397 Contours A small piece experimenting with artificial colours and iridescent medium http://www.owlcats.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79938398 79938398 Fieldscape 1 One of my very first abstracts. Out of curiosity I inverted the file in a graphics program and discovered that it inverts almost perfecty- didn't paint it to do that but interesting.... http://www.owlcats.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79938399 79938399 Karst Saw a pattern on Google Earth and wanted to paint it. This is how it turned out. I think I was looking at a basically karst landscape (limestone plateau) but I just painted what I saw in the shapes http://www.owlcats.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79938400 79938400 Nazca This was based on somewhere in China but the overall shapes suggested the giant birds on the Nazca Plateau http://www.owlcats.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79938401 79938401 Povorino 1 One of my first canvas attempts, informed by large factory farm field outlines in Russia- or possibly the Ukraine. I built layers of colour glazes and surface texture up until the base colours had been mutated into something else http://www.owlcats.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79938402 79938402 Sunshine Harvest An interpretation of fields in sunny Hampshire near where I once worked. The dots I think were shadows cast by solitary trees which are commonly found undisturbed in the middle of fields in the area http://www.owlcats.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79938403 79938403 Lilac Landscape The flowing lines were inspired by contour ploughing seen on Google Earth. The colour treatment is my own. http://www.owlcats.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=80640395 80640395 Bashanta 2 Another Russian field group. I used this to experiment with tertiary shades of purples and browns http://www.owlcats.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=80642681 80642681 Ochre Landscape Inspired by contour ploughing shapes, this was also an early experiment in how "watercolour" I could get on canvas using acrylic paint. The photo came out a little darker and less vibrant than the original, but is the only record I have of this piece. http://www.owlcats.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=80640397 80640397 Blue Yonder Another Google Earth inspiration. I was surfing China, so they may have been paddy-fields of some kind. I decided to give it the blue treatment (I love phthalocyanine!) and I think it worked. Several people have said it reminds them of stained glass. It became a wedding gift to some dear friends http://www.owlcats.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=80642692 80642692