simplifying; grooving; ab-stracting / by Philip Tarlow

dp creek II as it looked moments ago

SITE-6-28-19 PT Paints DP Creek II.jpg

2:07 PM: dp creek II was becoming way too congested, with no overall focus. so i placed it on am makeshift table using saw horses & long stretcher bars. and i got to that place i’ve been waiting for. i dropped my attachment to making this commissioned painting look like the one it was inspired by, and just painted. i used a lot of white. i eliminated some tortured passes using solvent & rags, scraping with my palette knife. there’s more to do. or undo, and it’s all part of the process. i may stretch a second canvas, same size: 42x66” but using a piece of the artfix portrait linen that was delivered yesterday.