simplification of pink creek / by Philip Tarlow

this painting still seemed too busy when i entered the studio this morning.there was a passage in the upper left which seemed to detract from rather than add to the painting.

notice how, by simplifying & creating more space in the upper quadrant of this painting, the lower 3/4, which i didn't touch, has become more coherent & is easier to read.

pink creek  72x38  jan. 26 - painting now complete

acrylic & collaged paper on canvas

how pink creek looked jan. 24th