|plein air piece, pastel with watercolor underpainting 8x8|
1.You no longer are painting things. Instead you can fully involve yourself in art making.
2. When you see the same place day after day you become far more sensitive to its color changes.
3. Since you are no longer painting things, instead you paint shapes you feel freer to move them.
4. When a place is ingrained in your head you no longer even need to be there. This is a location I have painted on location and in the studio for about 12 years. I will never exhaust its possibilities.
Above (top) is a studio piece done without reference..of course, except the information stored in my head.