'succulent' - watercolour pencils
This succulent I transplanted from a larger plant recently and it sits in a terracotta pot in the backyard. It is doing really well and on Saturday the sun was shining onto our deck and the sky was clear & blue. What else would you do, but take your water colour pencils & brushes outside to do some painting?
After I paint or draw something that's in front of me like this, I always have a very strong sense afterwards that I 'know' the subject intimately, whether it be something mundane like a teaspoon, or a living thing like this plant.
It's as though that information has been scanned into my 'computer' and the information is forever there, to be re-called at any time in the future. It would be interesting to try this exercise and see if I can re-paint the plant from my 'photographic' memory.