plein air with k. / by Philip Tarlow

5:37 PM: this morning i prepared for k's weekly visit to my studio & our creek adventure. it was a tight schedule; i had to drop mikela off in moffat at 7 am so she could meet other women going to caucus in pueblo. so we had to get up at 5. at 1:15 k & i set out for north crestone creek. we carried 2 tables, a stool, a chair and all the painting supplies up the trail & down to one of the creekside sites. 

k is 12, and this was only his 2nd time painting plein air. what he created is, i believe remarkably accomplished. he does not agree!