how would you characterize the revisions to motion 22? / by Philip Tarlow

motion 22 on 5/5/18 (left) and yesterday

yesterday,as i was starting the under-drawing for motion 27,  my eye was drawn again & again to motion 22. it felt unresolved. my eye wandered aimlessly about the surface, encountering some compelling pssages. but the whole composition seemed dispersed, with no real focal point. once i dived back in, i was hooked. one thing led to another & i began feeling the energy of a new painting, albeit one grounded in the essential elements of the may 5th version. i applied what i had learned in the interim, and something new emerged which, for the moment, seems like a far mroe compelling painting.