I finally completed this small (12 x 20″) ocean piece this morning.  From an earlier post, you may know that it is an imaginary painting; that is, I made it up. It’s constructed from what I’ve visually accumulated from experience, what I wanted to see happen in the painting, and what I find to be moving emotionally.


“It is very good to copy what you see.  It is much better to draw what you can’t see any more, but is in your memory. It is a transformation in which your memory and imagination work together.  You only reproduce what struck you, that is to say the necessary”

-Edgar Degas

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  1. That’s a challenging exercise (well met). Sorry I missed you last night. I got stuck listening to all the ho’omalimali.

    (BTW, the formatting on your page cuts off the Degas quote. Setting that table at 90% would fix it, but I have no idea what WordPress’s CMS lets you do.)

  2. Hey Barbara.

    Thanks for the response…and I was only at the reception for twenty minutes because I had a Life class waiting up the street. Your painting was nice, by the way, I believe it was Bamboo Ridge.

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