Thursday, October 10, 2013
"Saratoga Moonrise", oil on panel, 6 x 8
This is another oil sketch done by memory. I stood on my porch a few weeks ago in Saratoga and quickly sketched the moon rising behind a neighbor's house. My main memory was of the red violet color in the lower part of the sky so I developed the rest of the color harmony from that one observation. I am trying to do at least one of these sketches every day to strengthen my memory skills. It is amazing how much you can recall of a subject or scene if you spend enough time studying it beforehand!