So throughout November last year I set myself a challenge to paint a study of a street view scene from Google Earth every day of November for 1 hour a day. I missed 3 days due to being too busy with other work but managed to complete 28 of them so not a bad effort.

so here they are!


Zugspitze, Germany
Viestas, Sweden
Yosemite, USA
Zhangjuajie, China
Tasilaq, Greenland
Shiwash bay, Alaska
Mt Snowdon, Wales
Stelvio Pass, Italy
Santa Cruz, Argentina
Scarfell, England
Rio, Brazil
Reine, Norway
Murren, Switzerland
Phi Phi, Thailand
Mt Everest, Nepal
Moraine Lake, Canada
Machu Piccu, Peru
Los Lagos, Chile
Karijini, Australia
Killamanjaro, Tanzania
Kirkjufel, Iceland
Franz Joesef, NZ
Glencoe, Scotland
Hang Qau Hau, Vietnam
Capetown, SA
Somewhere, Austria
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Andorra, Spain

I would recommend painting studies for practice, it really helps your observation skills and the ability to break down complicated scenes into simple shapes. It also really helped me in choosing my colour pallets in my own paintings and experimenting with interesting light/shadow formations.