starting "to clearwater road" 26x78" / by Philip Tarlow

to clearwater road 26x78”, at the end of my painting day today

2:45 PM: i was moved to start this rather large, for me, canvas by doing a riff on two of my 2015 collages, knowing me, it will likely morph as soon as we return form our short trip. for the moment, it’s a shift in my energy, which i needed after painting all those rocks! there is great joy in painting on a freshly stretched piece of french portrait linen, which accepts the brush like a true lover. we’ll see what happens on saturday, when i’m back in my studio.