10/13/14 new painting begins, storm system moves out / by Philip Tarlow

i think i'm going to include this quote in my blog posts for a while, it's so important:

Theory has nothing to do with a work of art. Pictures which are interpretable, and which contain a meaning, are bad pictures. A picture presents itself as the Unmanageable, the Illogical, the Meaningless. It demonstrates the endless multiplicity of aspects; it takes away our certainty, because it deprives a thing of its meaning and its name. It shows us the thing in all the manifold significance and infinite variety that preclude the emergence of any single meaning and view.   gerhard richter, 1964-5

NOON UPDATE: stage 1 of best left unsaid 8. new updates when available later today.

1:44pm update: below is the current state of best left unsaid 8, with two details. i take GREAT delight in making these paintings. it's like i was born to view things from above & paint foreshortened figures. these are going to look very cool staggered on the wall as you ascend some collector's staircase in houston.

i didn't get much sleep last night & i'm bleary-eyed, plus we have to drive to alamosa for a meeting soon, so i'm going to stop here, to be continued tomorrow am. pray i get a good sleep tonight!

painting at north crestone creek last week. perfect weather conditions will allow me to go back out later this week.

following a 3rd stormy day yesterday, the system finally left our valley and the state. a week of fine autumn weather will now unfold, creating perfect plein air painting conditions.

i'm about to meditate and begin best left unsaid 8. see yesterday's post for the drawing, and check in later today for the first photos of the painting in progress.

the western sky at sunset yesterday as seen from our driveway: the 3 day tropical storm system finally exits

NOTE: 4 new additions to my favorites page: a photo of tsarouchis dancing, a photo of one of my favorite watches, my shadow, by dievas, my favorite appetizer and a photo of my favorite valley, our san luis valley.