3:45 PM: yesterday i sent dimitri, who is currently vacationing in andros with the kids, a photo of the mont st. michelle gouache. he responded saying he felt it needed a bit more work. he has an excellent eye, cultured by years of watching his grandmother niki karagatsi & i make paintings & critique one another's work. and he was spot on.
i got to work late, after an extended walk up the trail this morning to the "big rock," where i made a small pencil drawing. as i launched in to this gouache, i was afraid of doing too much & spoiling it's delicate balance. but it worked. now it pops more, and looks quite handsome in the white frame i've placed it in, with an off white mat.