spring creek revisions / by Philip Tarlow

spring creek, 48x20” at the end of my painting day

3:15 PM: after a day away from my studio, and upon first seeing spring creek, it seemed to bare, too spare. so i did considerable work on it, turning it horizontally for a while & pretending it was not a vertical. this helped me to make illogical, for a vertical composition, marks. they turned out to work quite well when i re-positioned it vertically. more taiga inspired poetry/calligraphy entered as well. in it’s present state the eye roams from mark to mark, making it’s own meaning out of the signs it encounters across the surface.

and now for a walk up the creek.