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”