tweaks to "sparse reflections" / by Philip Tarlow

12:04 PM: we walked up the creek at 6am & got up at 5:20am, so it was with some trepidation that i went back into sparse reflections. i started it yesterday and by the end of the day felt it may have been resolved. i was hesitant about disturbing the white space.

BELOW are before & after images. as you can see, a very pale blue has appeared in the upper portion of the painting, suggesting sky & clouds, as well as a pale pink in the middle areas. i think it works, and that it’s a better painting now. your eye assembles the discreet elements; the marks, more coherently whilst maintaining the painting’s mystery.