Sunday, February 28, 2010

Painting from memory

Today I painted this from memory of the PPASP photo... the more I worked on it, the more I liked the fact that I wasn't looking at the reference! It turned out looking a like a factory town in Europe. Painting from memory was a cool way to get a unusual result.



oil on 5 x 7 gessoed hardboard

9 comments:

PAMO said...

GORGEOUS!!! I love this painting. Truly I do. Perhaps you should fail more often. I absolutely LOVE your work here!!!!

ArtSparker said...

Beautiful work. This is somehow so eccentric...as a way of dealing with something that's bugging you -tickles my funnybone. Now of course I think it would be interesting if you continued to obsess, and it evolved more...this sort of thinking on my part is of course an indication that I should go do some of my own work.

Caio Fernandes said...

wonderful atmosphere .

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

how well you managed to make light

AutumnLeaves said...

What a beautiful palette of colors, Celeste!! There is a dreamy, old world quality that I just love. I get the same feelings from this as I do from a couple of the old Disney movies when you can see out the windows to old London rooftops...(I can't remember if it is the Aristocats or Lady and the Tramp...) This painting is truly stunning, both in your talented rendering and in the visions it evokes. Brava, darlin'!

Kathy said...

Yes!!! This is great. It's much more commanding and really makes a statement.

billspaintingmn said...

Celeste,your memory is you.
Meaning it is your recollection of..so painting from memory is a lot of you! (as supposed to painting from a photo, or what's outside of you.)
When you (Celeste) put yourself into your art, it's at its best!
(my opinion~)

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

I like it!

CountryDreaming said...

Absolutely love the soft moody blue atmosphere of buildings sprung from thought drifting mistily upwards.