Welcome! This blog began as an assignment in a digital art class. That was in 2008. I decided to keep it going as my art journal. It is fascinating for me to see how a painting develops, so this is where I post my painting progressions and exciting new things I find on creative blogs and websites. I hope you will learn along with me about painting, drawing and all kinds of art.


26th Painting of 30 - January

I found myself, after taping the oil paper to its board downstairs in my studio, 
making a little painting from memory of the scene that I have been painting for the last 25 days!

I discovered a sentence about memory painting in The Art Spirit that I liked, 
but decided also to Google for more from Henri. 
The first quote is the one that might well BE in this book, 
but I haven't found it yet - the next one is on page 260 in my copy.

"The good thing about painting from memory is that so much is forgotten." (I love that! -t)
"If you work from memory, you are most likely to put in your real feeling." (Yes! -t)

Memory - Juneau      6 x 8 inches     oil on Arches Huile paper

You may remember when I took my Marc Hanson workshop in June we worked on a memory painting and I absolutely hated disliked the exercise. Apparently for me, I need more like 25 days of looking at a subject - rather than 4 x 15 minutes! But in all fairness to Marc, it is a very valuable exercise and I plan to do it more often. As with so many things, the more you practice the easier it becomes (that is probably a quote by someone famous, like Socrates ...).

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