Down the road, I plan to add the building’s surroundings. Because this is a fictional history project, I’d like to build the area up in the timeline I imagine for the area with small houses popping up, followed by new roads and other buildings. I hope to use the area like a movie backlot where I can set up scenes to paint since this whole project is intended to get me back into traditional painting.

I didn’t mean to leave so much ground visible in the shot. Unfortunately, I want all of my progression shots to be at the same angle so maybe I can just crop them later.

Here’s a closer look at the entrance. The dual statues above the arch will be a native american and early Virginia settler.