the dilemma of ni zan creek 16x66" / by Philip Tarlow

here are 2 stages of ni zan creek. the first, painted this morning, left me feeling trepidation. i love the early, fresh & painterly stage of a new painting. i knew this one needed more, but was afraid to screw it up. mikela came over & interviewed me about my dilemma. then we danced. then i worked on it some more, which you can see below as stage 2.

ni zan creek  16x66" acrylic on canvas

stage 1

the interview

stage 2