landscape series 7, day 2 / by Philip Tarlow

2:18 PM: i continued work on landscape series 7 today, and am stopping early for the day.


i'm taking it very slow, resisting any temptation to move from colored pencil to oils or oil pastel. this painting has such a delicate balance of tones that i literally dare not disturb it at this point. the shapes, derived from water & rocks, interact with subtle harmony, allowing the imagination to fill in the blanks. a cloudy, snowy day contributed to the meditative space in my studio, and i felt, as i worked, that this mornings 15 minute meditation continued unbroken.