Sketches

Harlem Meer, 11.18.12

A couple of days worth of drawing.  One bitter cold; one unseasonably warm.  The drawing is getting good enough and copious enough that i now have to stop posting the terrible work and just selectively update.  Trust me that we both win in this. A selection spanning three days.  The…
E. Tage Larsen
November 18, 2012
Sketches

Harlem Meer, 11.05.12

The meer is all boarded up with chainlink as a response to hurricane Sandy.  I attempted to stop by last week but it was impassable.  There was some talk of going last Saturday but the 20 degree windchill temps made sitting in the pre-dawn shade less than enviable.  I tapped…
E. Tage Larsen
November 5, 2012
Sketches

Harlem Meer, 10.27.12

The world is in ... Tumult?  A still in the air as the humidity rises and a Low pressure system holds the tri-state hostage in anticipation of the Frankenstorm approaching on Monday.  So, unseasonably warm Autumn weather.  Gray skies.  Flat lighting.  The trees continue their fiery march as green burns…
E. Tage Larsen
October 28, 2012
Sketches

Harlem Meer, 10.20.12

The tide is turning.  For the better, i think.  Perhaps a bad metaphor... doesn't that thing come in and go out twice a day? Denning loaned me her incredibly precious "Claude Lorrain: The Painter as Draftsman" (rare tome) and i've been poring over it.  Actually, it's Lorrain's sketches that pushed…
E. Tage Larsen
October 20, 2012
Sketches

Harlem Meer, 10.13.12

Inching forward with some style changes.  Adding more wash and playing with that.  Here's three drawings from a couple of days this week.  The last two from today when Denning and I went out for a brisk Autumnal morning and promptly sat in the shade for two hours.  Well, that…
E. Tage Larsen
October 13, 2012
Sketches

Harlem Meer, 10.06.12

The last good day of Autumn?  Of 2012?  The weather's going to take a dive here in the next few hours and the leaves will explode and the world will go quiet with the onset of grey.  Until then though, sweaters off and squint into the glare that beats through…
E. Tage Larsen
October 6, 2012
Sketches

at Harlem Public

rained out from Central Park, I hopped the no.4 bus and jaunted over to Harlem Public (#harlempublic) where Laurie and Jay kept me company, as well of a cast of other landscape aficionados. here i am in transition...
E. Tage Larsen
October 1, 2012
Sketches

Harlem Meer, 09.30.12

Harlem Meer on a typical autumn day.  Blue skies and warm with sudden chances for clouds and a civilized rain.  Rather than overloading this blog with too-frequent posts, i'm going to pare back after today.  Show landmarks and issues rather than a wave of show-n-tell. Today I got a small…
E. Tage Larsen
October 1, 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