|9x6 pastel and watercolor on Uart|
So I have once again been flexing the memory muscles. The only thing I know for sure is, the more you do it the easier it gets. I have begun playing a new game. When I am still and far removed from the stimuli, I close my eyes and try to recreate the previous night's sunset or twilight. That means while the sunset or twilight was actually happening I am verbalizing and visualizing every part of it. The painting above is an attempt to remember last night's twilight. I can't seem to get this blue green twilight. It only lasts for moment. I think you will see me trying this often.
The painting below is a memory studio piece (commissioned) I completed a couple of years ago. I look at it now and think..ummmph.
|18x24 oil and pastel on marble dust board|
By the way Nika, the winner of "the big chew" painting give a way has made her selection. She will receive "the blinding light, torrey pines sunrise, Dec 24 post" I will put it in the mail this weekend. In the meantime be sure to check out her blogs: Figuratively Speaking For Two and Nika Zakharov Drawing Daily. You are in for a treat.