making critical changes to "8/24/17 7:34PM" / by Philip Tarlow

8/24/17 7:34PM as it looked at the end of my painting day today

1:55 PM: as soon as i entered the studio, i immediately saw what needed to be done. now, why couldn’t i see that yesterday afternoon? you could probably write an entire doctorate on that topic. for now, lets just say i didn’t have enough distance, in time and space, to see what i saw this morning, and will likely see tomorrow morning.

in yesterdays version, on the LOWER LEFT, while the basic bones of the painting are there, the trasitions from cloud to sky and from darker cloud to lighter, are too abrupt, and the blue too strong and too much of a contrast. as a result, the eye gets stuck on, for example, that central blue & the dark grey, almost black next to it. now, as i gaze at the painting on my studio wall, the new, subtler transitions allow the eye to roam unimpeded. as a result, the mood of this painting comes through, and the eye wanders freely, now able to appreciate the warm magic of this moment in time: 8/24/17 7:34PM, and the painterliness with which it is rendered.