These paintings have been from sketches done whilst in the US on holiday. I lived in San Francisco for 4 years in the 90s, and Chicago for 3, long before I thought of painting!. The light in California is wonderful - dry, bright and clear colours which creates dark shadows and distinct shapes.
I had a great trip to the National Parks in the mid West in 2012 which inspired a couple of the paintings.... and I now know why David Hockney took masses of paintings to capture the Grand Canyon.
Two are in Chicago - downtown and the view from my apartment...
I have returned to the US frequently since I lived there - and I miss the Big Skies and open space. My latest trip took me to Tahoe and I keep saying I am going to paint it - next one coming up, with luck!
There is one "Elsewhere" painting - from Mumbai, last one below!
To look at any one, click once on it and you will be able to enlarge it and see the details for it.