"dp creek II," day 2 / by Philip Tarlow

dp creek II at the end of my painting day today

at work today on dp creek II

4:20 PM: i took dp creek II further today, taking it slow, as i want to preserve the white of the canvas in some areas. the challenge is that it seems impossible to allow that energetic to take over, the one that allows my hand to follow my heart & my gut completely & not pay attention to what’s happening until i take a moment to step back & look. that’s the quality in the original, motion 28, which dan admired & is therefore the inspiration for this commissioned painting. when the roll of portrait linen i ordered arrives early next week, i’ll stretch a second canvas with the same dimensions, which will allow me to play more, since only one of the two is destined to hang in my friend’s home.