the aspen art fair, 20x18" oil on portrait linen / by Philip Tarlow

3:15 PM: this afternoon i unexpectedly began a small, 20x18" oil on portrait linen inspired by one of the photos i shot a few days ago at the aspen art fair. what grabbed me was the cool juxtaposition of the landscape in the background, with it's gorgeously patterned hills, and the art fair itself, with it's white tents and colorfully dressed attendees. i soon ran out of steam, since this is our first day back and we did a lot of driving yesterday. so i'll resume tomorrow morning.