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Meer, sky and water

I went out and went after sky and water studies in watercolor after finding those things to be the least convincing in my first outing.  Here are a selection of attempts. It's an interesting problem trying to figure out how to deal with water.  Watercolor is going to require a…
E. Tage Larsen
May 16, 2014
SketchesStudies

Autumn Updates

Quick check in with some drawings from last week... Went at the Meer with an actual brush and some Dr. Martin's Black Star ink.  Both of these pieces were on a toothy cold-press card.  Both images are of the Copse on the Southern shore.  In the second one you can…
E. Tage Larsen
October 18, 2013
SketchesStudies

Meer and Far, 12.03.12

Second Autumn has found its way to New York with a near 60 degree day or two.  I'm getting over a cold but found the willpower to hasten my way down to the meer after a few weeks "off"*. Kathleen gave me a bunch of cold-press single sheets and i've…
E. Tage Larsen
December 4, 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