Sunday, April 1, 2018

The View from Burger Hill


I painted this wide angle view from Drayton Grant Park at Burger Hill. It's such a long painting (about 10" x 48" in oil) that the best way to see it on your computer is via this panorama video. (Link to Facebook video)

If you visit the park, you'll see a reproduction of the painting on the kiosk near the entrance.



(Link to YouTube) This Google flyover shows what the hill looks like from a bird's eye view.

3 comments:

Sam Weber said...

So cool James! Are there any perspective issues that come with working on a composition that is so wide? Were working from a fixed position with the wide view representing you turning your head?

James Gurney said...

Hey, Sam, thanks for the question. I think the perspective would be more of an issue if I was doing a street scene. This one turns about 100 degrees, and that would mean you'd need to place a couple of vanishing points in the scene, with curving lines connecting them. The camera move here is a 2D digital move over a large flat painting, but hopefully it simulates the turning of the head.

GJ said...

A whopper ... supersized ...