revisiting motion 25, last worked on 5/22/18 / by Philip Tarlow

1:37 PM: we’d been looking at motion 25 critically for a few weeks, mikela & i. the decision was made a few days ago that it was a candidate for a paint-over & fresh start. that’s what happened this morning, after knocking over mikela’s fresh brewed coffee & brewing a fresh moka pot, which actually turned out better than the first.

i was prompted to leave a small area of white canvas, which does not exist in the recent series of post-motion paintings. this, in turn, prompted a lighter touch. on the right, a detail of the painting in the mirror i borrowed from our friend kat.

BELOW: motion 25 as it looked on 5/22/18 and, on the right today: