The internet has really opened up a way to see the world. Google street view is a cool way to find interesting places I'd like to paint. I've been doing a lot of sitting in front of the computer screen and painting things I find on Google street view. When I travel I usually take a lot of photos and then when I get home I use them as reference to paint. Now I don't have to wait too travel, I just search Google Street view.
I recently made a new journal that measures 6" x 8" that I use for these virtual paint outs. This is a good size to work in, small enough to complete a painting in one sitting.
Today I visited Brockhole in the Lake District in Cumbria of the UK. This is my impression of what I saw during my visit.