Here is a painting I did a couple of weeks ago that has an interesting origin. It was inspired by a friend that I met on Twitter who lives in Chiswick, England. Ian Wylie is a journalist whose blogs I thoroughly enjoy but he also takes beautiful photos. Many of his photos are of scenes along the river Thames and being a guy that also loves trains he often shares photos of the Orient Express. I find this exciting. But his images of the skies always inspire me to run into my studio and throw some paint around and this particular painting was a result of that:
In the course of finding out more about the location, Strand-on-the-Green, I have gotten to know a bit more about Ian and discovered that he is as he puts it "an exiled Geordie" (I had to look that up) hails from an area—Newcastle-Upon-Tyne—that is a stone's throw from Jarrow, England, where my dad was born. So I guess makes me half Geordie. Such a small and interesting world we live in.
Ian, if you are reading this, thank you for the inspiration! Here is Ian Wylie's blog if you would like to check it out.