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Fresh Air, the 2014 season begins

A return to plein air sketching with the moderate weather at the park.  Spent a couple of hours at Central Park on Wednesday patching together a two page panorama of the southern shore.  Rough work and super rusty.  But back in the saddle.   Can't wait to find out where…
E. Tage Larsen
April 3, 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
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Then and Now: 2012-2013

Moving into my sophomore year in plein air, I came across a loose drawing I did last year of the expanse along the southern shore from the Bad Tree to the pairing on the southern shore.  Which I affectionately, but probably incorrectly, describe as the Copse.  It's an area viewed…
E. Tage Larsen
October 4, 2013
Sketches

the Autumn of my Year

  September rolls in and the weather becomes confusing.  Thanks to a cool late-Summer, the leaves are trying to turn their color early.  Things are still green but the clock has started and the atmosphere is light and blustery. I got out twice this past week.  Consistently decent drawings are…
E. Tage Larsen
September 29, 2013
Sketches

Autumn Arrives at the Meer

I was fortunate to make it to the Meer twice this last week.  Once, en route to dinner downtown and with limited materials.  And the second time, yesterday for the end of Summer and the birth of Autumn.   With a couple of black pens and no water brush, I…
E. Tage Larsen
September 23, 2013
Sketches

A Year in the Woods*

It's been about a year now that I've actively been pursuing plein air studies.  To very good returns.  I manage 2-4 drawings per session.  Each drawing is between 30-40mins.  I have a cadre of tools that are familiar but all fawlty (it never ends).  I have locations that I like…
E. Tage Larsen
September 7, 2013
Sketches

Meer early August, 13.08.07

Welcome to the throes of early August.  The weather has been incredible for the past week or so. Hot off the marvels of the JS Sargent exhibition, there is a sense of openness and tactile bravado in the sketches. The first two are from a week ago.  At top, the…
E. Tage Larsen
August 7, 2013
Sketches

Verdant sketch updates

Welcome then to the dog days of Summer and an update from the sketchbooks from the past few months.  I think I've been out a handful of times, with mounting regularity.  Notably, the park has gotten much MUCH greener.  And so this first pairing is dense and luscious.  A silly…
E. Tage Larsen
July 28, 2013
Sketches

Digital Tree

Also last weekend, I was able to borrow a friend's ipad and used the Paper app to make this tree sketch from the Conservatory Garden at Central Park.  Lots of mass for this gnarled vine covered monster.  Baby's first digital picture...  I'm sure there's a virtual refrigerator that I can…
E. Tage Larsen
May 11, 2013
Sketches

Return to the Meer

I've been quiet for a few months because I've been getting up to speed on a new job.  A few months of homework are now abating and I've returned, like The Spring, to Central park.  There have been three days of sketching in the last two weeks.  Plus the grip…
E. Tage Larsen
May 10, 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