at Harlem Public

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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…

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Harlem Meer, 09.30.12

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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…

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Harlem Meer, 09.27.12

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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…

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Harlem Meer, 09.24.12

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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)…

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Harlem Meer, 09.22.12

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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…

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Harlem Meer, 09.15.12, Day One

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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…

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