my ano kato series / by Philip Tarlow

11:03 AM: resting today due to side effects from pneumonia shot. here’s one of my ano kato series, of paintings from a few years ago. ano kato means topsy turvey in greek.the series consists of about 30 paintings, all oil on linen. it reflects my love of views from above. this requires foreshortening, which for some artists may seem difficult, but when you love it and its in your dna, it’s pure joy and very easy to execute. this one is based upon photos taken at the denver museum of art and includes workmen helping to mount an exhibition. the patterning on the floor, aside form the foreshortening, was another element that excited me. some of this series can be found at gremillion & co. fine art, houston. others are in my collection.