day 3: Creating the pre-painting composition (using Adobe Photoshop)
As you can see, I extended the snowy road to the front edge of the picture. I also added a hint of color to the horizon line. Love those groves in the snow (the mysterious human element). Tomorrow, the painting...
day 2: Capturing the selected image
This Google Street View is near Prudhoe Bay Alaska, USA along the north slope of Haul Road. Lots of intriguing elements here: the magnificent sky, hint of water, and the snow-laden road.
The Google camera-person cruised along this road in September 2011 (image date bottom left) --so we can surmise that the sun will be hanging low over the horizon for awhile.
day 1: Planning the destination
Thinking about Alaska, USA, where the Summertime daylight is perennial, the sun dipping just below the horizon like a spilled jar of of orange ink ... hummm… Alaska. Sounds like an adventure. Let's go!