Angry Tundra: see first posting March 2008

Monday, January 4, 2010

Drama in mud

oil on canvas 80 x 100 cm

Strictly speaking this is not Google Earth Art, I didn't use a satellite image for this but photo's I took along the Waal river (nearby). The eb and flow caused by ships passing by have the effect of a miniature tidalwave on the sandbanks. The erosion shows up all sorts of layers of clays and different soils which stick out because they erode less than the sand. But if I told you these were chalkcliffs in some desert landscape you might just as wel believe it. What fascinates me is that all these forms and structures are repeated at every level. Mud fascinates me in any case: the place where life probably started.  Sorry about the bad flashlight foto, I'll replace it by a better daylight one soon. 


  1. I am happy to have found your blog. It is a good resource. I started making GE based paintings last year. I had not seen any other artists doing it at the time but I knew there had to be some working along similar lines. Thanks for showing me some other artists making GE based art.

  2. Hi Nicholas,
    I just checked your blog. I like the way you're using Google Earth as an inspiration for quite abstract work. I'm still struggling with abstraction, as you can see in my blog. I tend to return to realism without realy wanting to. I'm beginning to think that the painting is telling me what to paint instead of me doing the painting.....
    I'll add you to my links if you like!

  3. Great resource for satellite image, you can find it also in here