drawing for landscape series 5, 38x36" / by Philip Tarlow

3 PM: today i started the drawing, in colored pencil, for landscape series 5. it's based upon a photo from one of my plein air sites by the creek, shot 9/15/15. it's a delicious subject, filled with my favorite elements: rushing creek water, branches helter skelter and the last of the green leaves, rich from a summer of warmth and about to turn. you can smell the creek in this photo.