Whew! It's been a busy few weeks. I haven't forgotten about the series I started a few weeks ago. Let's get back on track. We will pick up again where we began, looking at topographical maps. This time we are hovering over Ireland, Tuscany, and China. The regional variations of land forms is fascinating to me. If you've been to Ireland, you know the divisions and borders of farm land is typically walls of stones, likely gathered from the fields. In Tuscany, you can see the orderly lines of trees - or perhaps rows of vines. And then the area of China I have captured shows vegetation growing in tiers. Much different than what we saw with the crop circles of Kansas, and the undulating curves of Wisconsin.
I admit I pick a location nearly every week and just prowl around thanks to the satellite views of Google maps. It's not always farmland that I seek - love looking at cities too - especially ones I've been to or hope to visit. I think that will be enough of showing maps....I'll move on to how my painting was influenced next.