5/11/13 wang meng creek, 78x38" day 2 / by Philip Tarlow

phase 2 is an interesting direction, but for later. in phase 3 i have re-introduced collaged paper and tomorrow i'll continue working on it. in looking back at the previous painting, ni zan creek, it's clear that these paintings continue to be riffs on the small pleine air studies. it may be that a language is taking shape, as matisse talked about. a shorthand for rocks, flowing water, branches. 

wang meng creek  78x38"

DAY 2,  acrylic on canvas

day 2, phase 2

day 2, phase 3