"9-1-16 6-47pm" ....work continues / by Philip Tarlow

9-1-16 6-47pm as it looked moments ago after a morning of painting

2:40 PM: this morning i made changes to the sky, which i thought i’d never do.i darkened an area above the mountains on the left, where more of a sharp contrast was needed between the gathering clouds above the sun-struck peaks. as well, i added the bushes & shrubs that cover the steep slopes beneath the peaks, and created more variation in the color of the peaks themselves. now it feels more like it’s singing. i may do a bit more before stopping on this frigid, snowy day.