Showing posts from March 30, 2014

The Moon and a Memory

March Moon, pastel, 10x8"
$125, unframed
Artists have been painting from memory forever!

I completed a memory painting this week. I started with a painting that I did for a class demo (that I really didn't like!)

I washed it off and was left with a ghost of the original image. It reminded me of the view from my bedroom window at 2 AM when I see the moon as it lights up the night. (I don't see a lake from my bedroom, but I wish I did! So I put one in!)

One of my favorite painters who tried his hand at painting from memory is Vincent Van Gogh. I watched an incredible documentary today about his life and his art that I would love for you to see. Van Gogh - Painted with Words.

Every word spoken by the actors in the film are from the writings of Vincent and those who knew him. Benedict Cumberbatch takes the leading  role as Vincent (He is an amazing actor!)

Homework Challenge! Watch Van Gogh - Painted with WordsMake notes of things he talks about. For example... words th…