Tuesday, February 9, 2010

sunrise before the next storm

8x12 pastel on BFK
Memory and essence go hand in hand. If it is in your head, not in the camera, you have it. This is the sunrise this morning. I went walking and memorized the way the light breaks as it separates land and sky. I waited till afternoon to paint it. Shoveled more while I created the image in my head. It takes discipline. I need to keep expanding this part of my brain. Beautiful neutrals are the key.

4 comments:

Leah said...

I've found that physical activity helps with memory when I'm learning new verses or stories. Seems to have worked for you too!

No snow in our forecast yet :(

loriann said...

Leah,
That's an interesting connection. I never quite thought about it that way.
PS I will continue to blow the snow your way. It is already snowing for the next storm.

Jala Pfaff said...

Wow, gorgeously vibrant. I guess shoveling snow all the time must be good for painting.

loriann said...

Hi Jala..that's good news since I will be doing a lot more shoveling.