Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Painting from Memory

This is a well known structure near my summer place; in fact, it is rather infamous. Summer activity at the Irish Pub is standing room only, most nights. I have done many sketches and several paintings over the years. Yesterday, I just drew out what I recalled about the place and painted away. I last did a plein air painting of the pub two years ago. This is a good exercise. In art school, we used to do projects where we looked at something for awhile and then painted what we remembered. It eliminates the unimportant details. After I was done, I went rummaging for an old photo of the place and found that I had most of the things in the right place.

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