2008 plein air gouaches found yesterday during post-flooding cleanup/back to the creek / by Philip Tarlow

5:59 pm: this morning, before heading to the studio to continue our cleanup & organizing, i went up to the creek for the first time in a very long time. my plan is to make a series of plein air gouaches every morning & then continue or efforts at the studio until we get it where we want it.

i wasn’t able to stay more than an hour, after which it began to rain & i had to leave. here’s what i was able to do; both are incomplete, so i may work more on them next time i go up; possibly tomorrow morning.

during day 2 of yesterdays studio cleanup following the flood, we began organizing the many paintings in gouache on paper that had been in my flat files. although the file cabinet was directly under the water descending from my loft area, all but the bottom drawer were fully closed. as a result, there was minimal damage to these paiintings. a few were affected, and all were damp, but a real disaster was averted.

BELOW are two of the many plein air gouaches painted in 2008 which we discovered in my flat files: