well, as long as..... / by Philip Tarlow

1pm: stage 2 of 5/28/18 studio creek-scape in oil, 20x20"

11:58 AM: a windy, partly cloudy day in crestone/baca. this morning, after yesterdays plein air struggle, i thought to myself:

"well, as long as i'm a good painter, WTF, why not just paint a creek-scape here in my studio based on one of the many hundreds of photographs i've taken of our creek? why not?"

so that's what i'm doing right now, on a 20x20" canvas, and here's phase 1: