Journals categorized as "Creative Process"



Writing: Part 1

Published on: 13 July, 2010

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Note: The following discussion is adapted from correspondence with composer Roger Reynolds, whose music I admire. I thank Roger for his interest in my art and for h...

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Views of the World

Published on: 7 June, 2010

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Views of the World For many years I've kept framed prints by Andreus Cellarius hanging at either side of my studio window. The...

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Drawing into Painting / Painting into Drawing

Published on: 13 April, 2010

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(Above) Photograph of drawing table with Landscape in Graphite II (work in progress) 5 x 12', graphite on Fabriano paper. This drawing has been executed in pencil and powdered gr...

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A Window on Philadelphia

Published on: 9 February, 2010

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(Above) Photograph of the artist at the window with his temporary painting table in Philadelphia.

A Window on Philadelphia

The exhibition of

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New Work / New York

Published on: 31 October, 2009

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Photograph of the artist'€™s journals, Book 123 through Book 132, 2004 - 2009. The foreground journal is open to a study for

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Memory

Published on: 27 September, 2009

Beach Walk, Part 1; Book 132 Pages 58 and 59.

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Beach Walk, Part 2; Book 132 Pages 60 and 61.

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During my summer retrea...

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A Summer Place

Published on: 2 September, 2009

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Beach Worktable 2006.

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Each summer I return to the family beach house in North Carol...

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Erasing

Published on: 21 June, 2009

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(above): Spring Twilight, graphite on Fabriano paper, (work in progress) with (from left) sanding block, plastic eraser with cut fragment, hard gray grinding eraser, white plastic eraser refill and electri...

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Dreams and Images

Published on: 14 May, 2009

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(above) Charles Ritchie, Astronomical Chart, Bowl, and Candles, (work in progress), watercolor and graphite on Fabriano paper, 4 x 6″

Dreams and Images

I don’t hav...

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A Mix

Published on: 13 March, 2009

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A Hunt in the Forest

Published on: 22 February, 2009

A Hunt in the Forest

A few years ago I sifted through family photograph...

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Antares and an Old Moon

Published on: 19 January, 2009

Charles Ritchie, Journal entries for 15-16 January, Book...

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Graphite

Published on: 10 January, 2009

Photograph of drawing table on 10 January 2009 with Spring Twilight (above) and Night with O...

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More Scrubbing

Published on: 21 December, 2008

Charles Ritchi...

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Scrubbing

Published on: 13 December, 2008

Photograph of Charles Ritchie working by Matthew Gay.

Sc...

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Passage

Published on: 28 November, 2008

Charles Ritchie, Copy after

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One Place / Any Place

Published on: 18 November, 2008

Charles Ritchie, Interior/Exterior, 1987-198...

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Day Dreams

Published on: 1 November, 2008

Self-Portrai...

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'April 2008' A New Print Project Part 8

Published on: 22 October, 2008

The new print project is complete. We have a final proof that will be used as the model for printing the editions. Jim Stroud, printer and producer for the project, shifted to a bone black prin...

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New Print Project Part 7

Published on: 7 October, 2008

Trial Proofs for the Accordion Print Project, etching and aq...

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New Print Project Part 6

Published on: 14 September, 2008

Photograph of studio table with plate 1 for the...

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Pictures at an Exhibition

Published on: 5 September, 2008

Photograph of the installation of the exhibition From the Inside Lo...

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Mezzotint: Part 1

Published on: 24 August, 2008

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The Bend

Published on: 17 August, 2008

The Bend, 1984, watercolor, graphite, and pen and ink on Fabriano paper, 3 5/...

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Risk: Turning Pages, Part 2

Published on: 13 August, 2008

Charl...

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Painting Again

Published on: 30 July, 2008

Charles Ritchie, two uncatalogued paintings, (left) Paper Whi...

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New Print Project: Part 5

Published on: 23 July, 2008

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Guitar Lessons

Published on: 13 July, 2008

Charles Ritchie, Guitar, 1992-1994, watercolor, graphite and pen and ink on Fabriano pa...

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Works in Progress

Published on: 29 June, 2008

Works in Progress

As I keep so many projects going at one time, I thought it might be re...

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A Fragment

Published on: 23 June, 2008

A Fragment

I was digging through my ...

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Turning Pages: Part 1

Published on: 1 June, 2008

Turning Pages: Part 1

below: Page: Interior with Stack of Journals (unfinished first version), 2007-2008, watercolor and graphite on Fabriano paper, 4 x 6″

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New Print Project: Part 4

Published on: 19 May, 2008

New Print Project: Part 4

Our first task when I arrived at Center Street Studio was to transfer my drawings with inscriptions photographically to film positives. Here Jim Stroud trims one of the f...

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New Print Project: Part 3

Published on: 11 May, 2008

Photograph of project models for Accordion Fold Prin...

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Colors of Black

Published on: 4 May, 2008

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Study from Book 130, Self-Portrait with Planets and Gi...

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Wallace Stevens Walking

Published on: 19 April, 2008

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Photograph of artist Charles Ritchie in front of t...

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The Star Magnolia

Published on: 12 April, 2008

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Charles Ritchie, two Polaroid photographs of a

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New Print Project: Part 2

Published on: 6 April, 2008

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Charles Ritchie, trial proof for Accordion Print, 2008, etching on wove paper, sheet size: 13 x 10 1/4″. A ...

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Night with Orion

Published on: 30 March, 2008

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(above) Charles Ritchie, Night with Orion (work in progress, 27 March 2008), 11 1/4...

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New Print Project: Part 1

Published on: 24 March, 2008

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(above) Photograph of the artist’s drawing and writing on clear Mylar featuring a pen and ink study after

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Write Like a Painter/Paint Like a Writer

Published on: 16 March, 2008

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(above) Charles Ritchie, Two Journals, 2005, watercolor, graphite, and pen and...

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Making Prints

Published on: 9 March, 2008

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Printmaking techniques deliver results you can get no ...

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Antares Rising: Drawing Seasons

Published on: 23 February, 2008

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Self-Portrait with Night XI: Graphite, first...

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Mapping the Night

Published on: 17 February, 2008

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Figure 1. Digital photograph of the north wall of the artist’s studio displaying a Celestia...

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Journal as Lifeline

Published on: 10 February, 2008

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above, Book 2, 1978, undated entry with notes taken on a night bus ride.
below, Book 129, Fall ...

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Thursday Night Figure Drawing

Published on: 27 January, 2008

 

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Two Figures, 2007, graphite on wove paper in ring-bound sketchboo...

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Picturing the Place We Can't Reach

Published on: 30 December, 2007

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Recording Dreams

Published on: 25 December, 2007

Bedside notebook with jotted dream fragments, 2007, page size 5 x 3″ 

Dreams have ...

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