motion 9: starting the over-painting / by Philip Tarlow

9/16/14 plein air oil serving as the inspiration for motion 9


today was the day i looked at the under-drawing and felt complete, and ready to flip it on it's head and begin the over-painting, inspired by another of my plein air oils, this one painted on 9/16/14. it's a square, 16x16" canvas, and the one i'm now working on is 38x32," so i had to make some compositional adjustments. but it's alway a kick to spend so much time on the detailed under-drawing and then paint right over it. it's a process that evolved organically out of years of experimentation, and i know it's temporary. but i'm enjoying the hell out of it!