icy creek tweaks & the new "little icy creek" / by Philip Tarlow

little icy creek, 16 x 20”

2:07 PM: today started out with some work i needed to do on a proposal for a new home staging in boulder. i selected 17 paintings, large & small, and prepared to email them in a 6 page document to the owner of the home for her to review. i had started work on that last night so as not to take up studio time, but it still took a while for me to finalize the document.

at work on little icy creek this morning

i’ve been gazing every now and then at a 16 x 20” oil on canvas that was incomplete. i didn’t like how it was going, so i basically started over on a freshly applied tan gound. it was still wet, so i was able to draw into it with oil sticks, and it has become a member of the new ict creek series i’ve been creating over the past week. i had to scrape & paint over it 2-3 times to get it where it needed to be.

then i made a small tweak to icy creek, adding a small pink mark in the center of the composition which, albeit a minor change, makes a hug difference to the feel of this painting.

icy creek following my minor tweak. the new pink mark is in the center