irma tweaks today / by Philip Tarlow

2:28 pm: when i entered my studio this morning, irma seemed a bit too stark. the blacks were too black & not allowing the forms & colors to sing. so i did a little revision. BELOW is a comparative view of yesterdays version, LEFT and todays.

what i did was to simplify & clarify some of the shapes, lighten the blacks in some areas on the right and collage a few new shapes over ones which i found a bit confusing. i think the introduction of pink in the central area has enriched the whole composition .

based upon what i'm learning working on irma, as i look at the other paintings in this series, i'm seeing some changes i might make to turtle island, but i'm not ready to do that yet.