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September 2012

Sketches

Harlem Meer, 09.27.12

I was sitting in the Brandy Library enjoying a cocktail after last night's Alex Kanevsky lecture.  My friend and I were talking about landscape painting and what got me there (here?).  We talked about Loraine... Turner... Inness... Kanevsky... Fowkes and it sort of dawned on me that i needed to…
E. Tage Larsen
September 27, 2012
Sketches

Harlem Meer, 09.24.12

Had a hour or so of daylight after a midtown meeting.  Took the opportunity to push the ink wash work a bit forward.  I've been chatting a bit with Nathan Fowkes who has helped guide me to a better path.  I switched over to a thinner paper (stillman&birn alpha sketchbook)…
E. Tage Larsen
September 25, 2012
Sketches

Harlem Meer, 09.22.12

Enjoying the final hours of warmth as Autumn comes rolling in.  The leaves in the park only only threatening to change but in the moments and days to follow it will quickly flame up with color and then so suddenly be done with its dance for the year. Today, I…
E. Tage Larsen
September 22, 2012
Sketches

Harlem Meer, 09.15.12, Day One

The Harlem Meer is a large-ish 11 acre manmade lake on the north-east corner of Central Park.  As it's visible from Central Park North/110th street and 5th avenue it has been a large part of my New York experience through years of commuting.  My first experience of Christo's Gates was…
E. Tage Larsen
September 16, 2012
Studies

Compositional studies: Chardin mid-late

  Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin took a fifteen year hiatus from still lifes.  instead doing mostly domestic genre works, many that he is famous now for.  his return to still life would be concurrent with a royal pension and residency at the Louvre.  access to far wealthier objet d'art would change the…
E. Tage Larsen
September 8, 2012
Studies

Compositional studies: Chardin in black and white

Making compositional and value studies of masterworks helps you to train your eye to dissect them and analyze them.  In this first offering, i'm looking at the great 18th Century French master, Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin.  Specifically, i'm looking at his still life work and below are eight of the quick studies…
E. Tage Larsen
September 6, 2012