red orange tweaks / by Philip Tarlow

1:13 PM: i made some important changes to red orange just now. i eliminated the orange red half circular form in the upper center because it was making the composition too busy.

the bit i added which i'm pointing to here, that breaks up the green shape on the lower right is, i think, quite successful on two levels: first of all, that brown carrot shaped bit introduces a much needed shift in the dominant orange-white-grey color scheme. and the accompanying graphite drawing, when you see the painting in person, transforms the green shape into a sculptural, dimensional event. the two aspen trunks drawn with blue crayon in the upper right also add balance and complexity and movement to the dominant orange-red-grey central events. 

below is a comparative view with yesterday on the left, today right: