motion 25 is born / by Philip Tarlow

3:27 PM: based upon this 6/9/14  16x16" plein air oil, motion 25, like motion 23 & 24, is balanced between representation & calligraphic abstraction. rather than utilizing an under-drawing, as i did in all motion series paintings 1 through 22, i am recreating the smaller plein air painting on a larger scale. all the spontaneous marks made in the original plein air paintings are translated into studio-speak, moving more towards signs and symbols for rocks & water. on the right is the original 16x16" plein air painting.