"korgy"....out with that grey! / by Philip Tarlow

12:23 PM: yesterday i started work on a new late summer series painting: korgy. today upon entering my studio, my first glance led me to remove several areas of grey at the top of the composition. not only did they seem unnecessary; they were weighing down the lightness and playfulness of the painting. whenever an area draws your attention to the detriment of the whole, it has to go. in this case i distinctly remember the impulse to put in that grey. it was coming from my mind, not my gut.

BELOW, a comparison of the two: