back out to the creek this morning / by Philip Tarlow

i got somewhat of a late start, but who cares? i was not quite myself, having skipped my morning meditation in order to get out to the creek before the predicted afternoon thunderstorms. i went to the same spot as yesterday and continued work on the same 2 gouaches.

going out to paint at the creek never gets old. today, as has happened in the past, i made a wrong move & kicked my little lightweight painting table, my palette & 2 fan brushes into the creek. i retreived them all, none the worse for the bath. i wouldn’t say i was in top form. i’ll likely go back out tomorrow morning & start one or two new ones. clearly, some of what i’ve learned doing my sound of a flute series of oils is making it’s way into these gouaches.