Category Archives: The Practice of Drawing

Looking at the June Life Drawing Workshop

My life drawing workshop this June used iconic images posted on the wall to symbolize the central ideas of the class. The image of unraveling rope above represents the revealing of significant paths to approach this complex problem by way … Continue reading

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Drawing and the paradigm of Division

I invest a lot in preparation for my summer life drawing sessions. There is something meaningful about returning to this same challenge of mentoring the process of drawing. I love drawing as I have since I was a child, and … Continue reading

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Rix Jennings Summer Life Drawing Workshops

I am teaching two life-drawing workshops again this summer at my studio. These have evolved over 30 years into 3–day immersion experiences quite different from regular drawing classes. The evolution was the result of 2 important, divergent traditions in my … Continue reading

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Spring, Emergence and Drawing

Art has a lot to do with the energies of ascent and descent as I have written ( Circulatsio, Ascent and Descent ). These divergent movements create an image of the metaphorical earth below and heavens above, leaving some kind … Continue reading

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Circulatsio, Ascent and Descent

I am one month into a Sea Change: a change from painting to drawing, but also a change from one world to another. The word “circulatsio” from Alchemy, means a move through different conditions, a progression of consciousness. My image … Continue reading

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A drawing manifesto from Barcelona

When I was in graduate school, this document from Barcelona was circulated through the department. The only reference to it I found on the internet was as the mission statement of a show at Angstrom Gallery in 2008. There was … Continue reading

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Edges and Boundaries

I am interested in edges, a reasonable pursuit for a painter. I look at different painters and how they handle the edges of forms. Some make edges that are crisp and clear, others that are soft but simple, others make … Continue reading

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