mount st. michelle gouache / by Philip Tarlow

3:42: today i took a break form gaze 37 to paint this small (14x4") gouache based upon a photo collage i made at mount st. michelle, paris in 1994. i've been eyeing this photo collage for quite some time, and decided this morning that it's time had arrived. i may turn this into an oil on portrait linen in the future. i love the intimacy and warmth of this image of 2 diners at a beautiful parisian restaurant. it's dripping with that particular ambiance only the french can create.