6/29-30/13 flying white creek 48x78" / by Philip Tarlow

working on the first stages of a new painting, flying white creek

flying white   is a translation of the 13th c. chinese term referring to "the method of cursive script in which the bristles of the brush separate so that the lines include streaks of unlnked white paper." mengfu, the first artist we know who equated painting & calligraphy, used this technique to draw rocks

m.k. hearn

flying white at the end of DAY 1

DAY 2 flying white creek has become a vertical composition, and is resolved

mengfu: twin pines, level distance

handscroll, ink on paper ca.1300


2 pm