at work on "chia" / by Philip Tarlow

1:54 PM: for some reason, i'm feeling a bit wacked out today, making it a challenge to work. nonetheless, i did continue work on the new chia, after skipping a day yesterday.

it has some beautiful passages, like the one you see in the photo on the right, and it still needs work. compositionally it's all over the place; doesn't yet know if it wants to be a duck or a kangaroo. the vibrant blue is not acrylic, but an oil stick. many have offered solutions for fixing oil crayons so that they don't come off when you touch them. i just cover them with a thin layer of acrylic mat medium and it seems to solve the problem

so i'm going to wrap it up for the day & continue tomorrow.