1/2/15 parade 18, stage 3 / by Philip Tarlow

2:42 update: below is parade 18 as it looks at the end of my painting day. scroll down for more commentary. gotta clean my brushes & run.....

yesterday's stage 2 is on the left; today's stage 3 on the right below. the reflected figures, on the right of stage 3, are now slightly masked behind the haze created by the glass partition. see detail 2, 2nd row right.

the figures on the left, seen directly and not through a pane of glass are more tactile. i have imparted a painterly, visceral facture to the skin and clothing, despite the great distance of the viewer. i'll continue for another hour or so before wrapping it up for the day.