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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
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
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