stretching linen for kyoto series 8 & 9 / by Philip Tarlow

4:56 PM: today my mentee, k. came over & started a new painting. while he was at work, i stretched two 78x26” canvases for the 8th & 9th paintings in my kyoto series. i should be able to start painting tomorrow morning following a break i had to take after my cataract surgery last tuesday & our trip to basalt & aspen.

it will be my first real opportunity to find out how the removal of the second cataract will affect my work. i’m still in disbelief at how white the ehites are, but i won’t really be able to tell how my color perception will shift in my paintings until i actually start putting brush to canvas. so stay tuned & tomorrow promises to be an interesting, if not a landmark day.