Fleeting Sunrise. It continues to be a challenge to capture a moment in nature that lasts no longer than a few seconds. Observational painting is based on both observing from nature in a single moment, as well as the memory of that single moment. The experience of painting takes place over a duration, even if that duration is a short time. Thus, capturing a single event of light and color or the movement of a passing cloud and the reflection it casts upon the water… all happens with sight as well as a lasting insight of that memory.