philip enters the picture / by Philip Tarlow

3:44 PM: i mean my grandson philip, who, with his sister manio lives in greece. my son dimitri sent me a photo of them attending a theatre performance & i liked the lighting. so i'm attempting something very tricky; to make a painting of my grandson while staying true to the principals i always talk about; the integrity of the picture plane comes first. always. you can understand why this is so challenging. but we like challenges. here's what it looks like as i end my painting day. we'll see how i feel about it in the morning.

thus far, i'm finding it compelling. the tough part is what happens between now and tomorrow morning. will this become one more in a series of under paintings before gaze 28 finally resolves? i can paint and collage over an image based on a vermeer painting. but philip?