Yearly Archives: 2009

Charles Ritchie

The drawings, prints and sketchbooks of Charles Ritchie take you to a new world: his.

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Friendship Heights Art Gallery Exhibit

Friendship Heights Art Gallery Exhibit Works of Robyn Church Hatton and the Laurel Art Guild. November 1 – 29, 2009 Reception: Sunday, November 8th, 2009, 11:30 – 1:30 PM Friendship Heights Art Gallery 4433 South Park Ave. Chevy Chase, MD … Continue reading

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Drawing is Thinking

Wonderful statements about drawing the fundamentals and achieving your own voice. It is true for me that I don’t feel as if I’ve really seen something well until I have drawn it.

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Delightfully Divergent Directions

I looked up from my seat, and there was a boy whose belligerent cowlick of hair was darting in delightfully divergent directions.

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Animated Lines

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The Edge of a Form

I think Henri was talking about the fact that when we look at the edge of a form, we don’t see a line. We see a head (or whatever) and the background behind it. The curved form of the head … Continue reading

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Lines

If it is true that “Lines are results,” and we “do not draw them for themselves”* as Robert Henri said, then we will move past drawing and painting lines as only representing themselves. A two year old I know recently … Continue reading

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Getting Beyond the Symbol

Lines are symbols. When I was a child, someone told me that numbers were symbols. That opened the door for hope for them because they became a lively art form, not merely restrictive, unfriendly cyphers that had to be kept … Continue reading

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Storytelling with Moving Lines

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Lines

Lines are the first marks we make.

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