Artful Memory

Whytecliff Park Sunset, 30x30, original painting by Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki

If you are a creative person, you must have experienced those memorable moments of inspiration which get rooted so deep in your mind, they never disappear. For a visual artist, those are often images with something special about them, be it an intriguing composition, a combination of colors, or just the sheer inexplicable "feel" of the moment.

While other delightful moments eventually fade into oblivion, these darlings keep coming back, and every time they do, I promise myself I'd do something special with them one day.

A beautiful art friend recently wrote to me describing a location which holds a special place in my heart. Ever since reading about it, an image from years ago started popping up, begging to be painted. Although I was working on anothr painting and had a few more planned, I couldn't shake off the desire to revisit this particular scene.

I searched my sketches and photo archives and I found a pic of a summer evening in the Whytecliff Park, looking west toward Bowen Island as the sun was setting down. I will never forget the joy of being there to witness the beauty of this stunning area.

After all those years, I finally recreated the moment in paint.

What a glorious gift it is to be able to do this!



  1. This is utterly stunning and glorious! I love your interpretation of this scene.

    1. Hi Cindy, it's so lovely to hear from you. I am glad that you enjoyed seeing this one. I wish you all the best with your beautiful art!

  2. Love this, both your words and the results of your feelings in paint. Stunning!!!

    1. Thanks very much Mary Ann, I am glad that you enjoyed the post!