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Verdant sketch updates

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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…

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Digital Tree

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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…

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Return to the Meer

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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…

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in process…

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I’ve returned to the 2nd painting after a few weeks off.  Here’s a snap of the bottom left hand corner.  Lots of Alizarin Crimson cooling off the shadows.  Generally building up the middle ground so that I can come over the top of it next.  

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in process…

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a couple of contemporary painters i like post details of work in process. ┬ásort of violates the whole art-magic thing but it’s a way of populating the site with more frequent updates and letting people know what i’m up to in my far distant corner of manhattan. here’s a corner…

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One

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I finished my first painting in… oh, let’s say: a number of years. It was gifted to my biggest supporters, Gary and Kathy for their tireless faith and love.  I couldn’t have gotten back on the horse without you.   Thank you for not giving up on me. The painting…

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Meer and Far, 12.03.12

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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…

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Harlem Meer, 11.18.12

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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…

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Harlem Meer, 11.05.12

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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…

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Harlem Meer, 10.27.12

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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…

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Harlem Meer, 10.20.12

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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…

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