Drawing from memory has advantages and disadvantages. We all have an internal Utopia where nothing is true to reality and that comes out when we draw from memory. We know shapes and volume but don't often reach perfection in creating something from our imagination. Its edges are fuzzy and likenesses warped and molded through our experiences and visions. It can become freeing and provide very interesting results, but if you're aiming for realism, it rarely works.
This piece came from that place in my head. I'd seen the sun rising over the lake on the way to work and captured it in my memory then tried to recreate my version of it tonight.
This is pastel stroked over a sheet of lovely ink stained paper. The colours work, but aren't the reality that I saw. I think I prefer to live in that Utopia at times where colours are brighter and landscapes unreal.