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Exhibition Dec 5 - Feb 5

Tue Jan 26, 2010, 10:31 AM
Paintings and Drawings at Galleria Vivace, Rocky Hill CT
Exhibition Extended to Feb 5

Closing reception Feb 5, 5-7pm

See poster for details note new end date
Closing Reception Feb 5 by rixpix

rixpix.deviantart.com/art/Rece…

Rix

Check it out

Thu Jul 16, 2009, 3:56 PM
DA Portfolio!

Here's a select portfolio of my paintings and drawings using the new DA Portfolio feature. Let me know what you think and try it for your self



rixpix.daportfolio.com/

Rix

Evangeline Lilly / Kate Austen

Sat Jan 17, 2009, 5:21 PM
She's a popular girl!

About three years ago I posted a drawing based on a wonderful photo of Evangeline Lilly.
study139 by rixpix
rixpix.deviantart.com/art/stud…
Over the years I have seen a few versions of this image come up in other postings. So I decided to do a little research to discover how many images I could find using this great image as reference source.

I have collected a gallery of the results for your viewing pleasure and you can browse it yourself at: rixpix.deviantart.com/favourit…

I hope you enjoy this little excursion as much as I did.
Note: You may find some duplicates from various search results.

regards
Richard

Rix

New Fun

Tue Nov 18, 2008, 10:42 AM
#flesh

Fine Art Nudes Chat
Check it out

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Rix

Every one wins!

Thu Sep 18, 2008, 5:51 AM
This is just too much fun not to share!!

I am relaying this from my morning email

Hey friends.
This came from one of my mom's friends. It made me laugh and I'm going to do it. Feel free to fwd.
**************
You can do something nice for Planned Parenthood and the world and Sarah Palin get's a nice message for making it all possible.

Here's what to do.
Go to planned parenthood.org
www.plannedparenthood.org/
Go to donate, then honorary gifts.  You donate in Sarah Palin's name to PP and PP sends her a card telling her a donation has been made in her honor.  Have them to send the thankyou card to:
McCain for President
1235 S. Clark St., 1st Floor
Arlington, VA 22202

Rix

Robert Rauschenberg

Tue May 13, 2008, 12:33 PM
See the NYTimes coverage of the passing of this great american art hero

www.nytimes.com/2008/05/14/art…

Rix

Back from Surgery!

Mon Apr 7, 2008, 10:16 AM
First Drawing and website is down for a couple days

I am back in the studio after a forced week off for surgery. Still feeling a bit beat up and somewhat shakey but back never the less. I am taking the quarter off from teaching so I should be quite productive once I get my steam back.

Here's my first new drawing rixpix.deviantart.com/art/stud…


Someone at school asked if I was having elective surgery and I said, "I am afraid to dissapoint you but I am not going to be any prettier afterwards. You'll find I am probably just as funny looking as ever."

I had a roomate coming in on Friday which was my goiing home day and I told him, "If you are here for the health care your are in good hands but if you are here for the food, I am afraid you have made a serious mistake."

Thanks to all the folks who have visited and commented and faved and added me to their watch. I have just given up trying to answer you all but know that I appreciate all your supports and good wishes.

all the best
Regards
Richard

Rix

Here's a switch ! !

Wed Mar 26, 2008, 6:14 AM
Color Field Abstraction

I was visited a while back by a gallery owner considering my work for exhibition. She liked these drawings and those paintings and some photographs but she paused in fromt of a couple paintings from "way back" (1977) and said I want to put these in a group show next month. Sure we should talk about a larger show of all your work later on, but I want these for the April show.

Then . ..  I was reading the NY Times a couple weeks ago and learned that there is renewed interest in color field painters from that era.
see: www.nytimes.com/2008/03/07/art…
also slide show : www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2008…

So . . . in celebration of the article, the renewed interest and not least of all my upcoming exhibition I am posting some newly digitized images of my paintings from that time of which there are about 30.
Hope you enjoy

cf.a by rixpix cf.b by rixpix cf.c by rixpix cf.d by rixpix

more to come
(note: One painting from this group is in the permanent collection of the Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY)

regards Richard

Rix

Epidemic of Rippers!!

Fri Feb 1, 2008, 6:37 AM
I don't think so - More like an epidemic of whiners

I think that these complaints about "rippers everywhere you turn" is getting a little overblown.

Many of the recent complaints I am reading are not about people claiming authorship of the work of other artists.

People are seeing websites featuring and crediting their work without prior notification.

This is not copyright infringement and more than that it is free publicity. There is an aspect of copyright called "fair use" which allows me (or anyone) to review your work, quote from it and feature examples of it without notifying you as long as I give you credit for being the creator of the work. Notice would be nice but it is not a requirement and failing to give it does not make me (or anyone) a ripper.

I am as protective of my work as the next artist but there is more than enough pirating and plagerism to go around without wasting our breath and confusing the issue with static about what seems to amount to legal and "fair use."

I think we can dial this back a bit and go back to the work we really love to do

Just my $.02
Regards
Richard

Rix

Drawing WkShop in Central CT

Sat Jul 28, 2007, 11:38 AM
Life Drawing - Sat Aug 11

The Coventry Sketch Group and Jarnoval Arts are presenting a morning and afternoon life drawing workshop on Saturday August 11. Model, instruction and light lunch will be provided. The location is a wonderful artist's studio/home high in the east CT hills (20 min from Hartford).

Artists, beginners, tune up your skills, get back into drawing, enjoy the group experience with other artists. Reply to this notice for details and to reserve your spot.
Also see: www.jarnovalbay.com/wkshpsum07…

The instructor is Richard White, a working artist who teaches photography, illustration and drawing in area colleges

Rix

Happy Holidays

Mon Dec 25, 2006, 7:36 PM
To all my DA Friends

I hope you have all had wonderful holidays and wish you the happiest new years.

Thanks to adharabatul
adharabatul.deviantart.com/

for her feature of my DA page

Rix

Painting Again!!

Wed Sep 13, 2006, 12:33 PM
Woot!!

ptg002.wip by rixpix

more to come

regards
Richard

Rix

Photo of the week

Tue Mar 28, 2006, 6:37 PM
NewNudes Magazine - Forum Photo of the Week

I Just discovered that I have won the
NewNudes Magazine
Forum Photo of the Week
see: www.deviantart.com/view/310356…
and ,,, www.newnudemag.com/en/contest/…

Pleased and very surprised
... and thankful for all the support I get for my work from friends here at da.

regards
Richard

Rix

Open Studio - Now by appt.

Tue Dec 13, 2005, 6:26 PM
North East Connecticut Artists - Open Studios
All Welcome

I am participating in this grand event from my new studio in Coventry, CT
See Web Notice for details www.whitesite.com/fineart/os.h…


ARTISTS' OPEN STUDIOS
OF
NORTHEAST CONNECTICUT


While this official event has come and gone - You may still tour the studio by appt.
email: richard@whitesite.com

Visit almost 100 studios of artists and artisans in their working environment throughout the Quiet Corner as you meander our beautiful countryside.

Rix

Watchers and Comments and Thanks

Tue Oct 25, 2005, 6:26 AM
Is this a caricature?

To all my loyal devwatchers thank you so much for your faithful following of my work. I appreciate your visits, your +favs and all your illuminating comments. Please don't take offense at my comments below. These are my opinions and certainly open for discussion. I hope they will make us all more respectful, thoughtful and open minded in viewing others work.

I received this question from monkeymonkeyman about study130 www.deviantart.com/view/244294…
"Is it a caricature? I like it."

I replied:
You don't have any idea,  but have just asked the perfect question!!
I hope I can stay awake long enough to give you the perfect answer.

It is only a caricature if folks generally recognize the reference subject.
Even then, if it is a likeness (or has a high degree of likeness) it is really a portrait.
If the artist has allowed features to become exaggerated and emphasized it could be considered a caricature such as when Dave Letterman's tooth gap or Jay Leno's strong jawbone gets pumped up to the point of silliness etc.

This drawing is probably neither. If you don't recognize Sylvia, you really can't say whether or not this is a caricature and I am not inclined to line the drawing up with her photo to launch that discussion. Just the same, you sense that something about this piece may be a little "off".

So what do we have here?
What we have I think is a character drawing. A fictionalized persona rendered in graphite using the human features we all know and love. We have learned (more or less) to interpret them so as to come away with a feeling or impression about the fictional character and, by extension, about all Humanity if I may.

So it's like a theatre play. Sylvia in this case is the actor and I am the writer/director and what we have collaborated to present is a little drama, not about Sylvia but about people in general as told by my response and rendering (and editing) of her features. It is not about how well (or poorly) I can draw Sylvia, It's about what you (and I) experience when we see this drawing.
That is what the content of a drawing means to me.

Now please don't take this next discussion personally – the original question is only a jumping off point for me to address a different issue below.

So why am I going off like this on your simple question?
The answer is that you have helped me discover the answer to another question which has been buging me for some time now.

Why does it drive me nuts when folks comment on a drawing by telling you how they would have drawn it differently? aaarrgghh!!
"I think the left side of the head is a little bigger than the right."
or
"Maybe it would help you drew both of the eyes on the same side of the nose."
The list is endless but you get the idea.

The fact is people can draw any way they want ... and so can I. When I post a drawing, I have already decided that I want the eyes a little close together, or the torso a little longer than it really is, or the lips a little fuller than the ones I see. All the approaches that I have rejected have been erased - what you see is what I want you to see. It may be polished, or rough, partly finished or exaggerated but It has done what I needed to do for now on this subject.
Now, I already have several photos of Sylvia - in the drawing I am after something else that only begins with Sylvia and ends up somewhere else. For me the drawing needs to stand alone and it is of no consequence whether it is a faithful likeness of Sylvia. An artist is in control of his/her tools and now you understand that what you see is what the artist has decided to present. None of the lines or marks just fell on the paper. If a drawing doesn't work or fails I throw it out.

So what do I expect in comments from visitors?

The viewers role is to experience it. Comments should reflect the experience - good, bad or indifferent. This is not "where's Waldo?" or "spot the goof" - If you would draw differently you should just go do it and don't tell other artists how to draw their pictures.

That said, lots of comments I get are very thoughtful and I am heartened that lots of visitors enjoy the work. I would be happy to hear other  messages, I would also be pleased if my images bothered, challenged you or made you think. You may find them boring. I can handle that as well - "in matters of taste, there can be no dispute" people like what they like - end of discussion.  On the other hand if the eyes look crossed and you feel that interferes with the impact of the drawing let's talk about that. OK?

Other comments I would be happy to hear might touch on pro's and con's of materials, charcoal vs. Pencil etc. And how come nobody was curious why several studies of women were subtitled "study for St. James". Don't tell me I am the only one who didn't know that story until about a month ago. (Mentioning it here will tip me off to who is interested enough to read this long essay ;-)

I am usually a pretty relaxed guy but I just had to get this off my back

Now, those of you who are still stuck in "Where's Waldo?" mode will write and say. "I think what you mean to say is 'get this off my chest'?" Those who get it will think a little bit and understand what Iam saying. Thanks to monkeymonkeyman for indulging me this rant.

Again thank you so much to all who watch and faithfully visit and comment. I am humbled by your attention.

regards
Richard

Rix
  • Listening to: Hard days night

Daughter's Music CD

Sat Jul 9, 2005, 8:27 PM
Daughter - Madeleine White's Music CD Release and Website

Who can keep a dad from boasting. Here is a link to my daughter Madeleine's MySpaceMusic website and her new CD release "Restless"

Check it out and send some good thoughts and wishes her way.
www.myspace.com/madeleinewhite

regards
Richard

Rix
  • Listening to: Honey

Renewed Interest in Figure Drawing

Sun Apr 17, 2005, 7:11 AM
NY Times Reports Renewed Artist Interest in Figure Drawing

See this link for a copy of today's Sunday NY Times article
www.whitesite.com/nytdraw/

Rix

Support Professional Artists

Mon Jan 24, 2005, 1:40 PM
Larger images are for sale from the artist
Reproduction prints of all Rixpix deviations here are available for purchase. see: www.whitesite.com/fineart/cont…
for details, sizes and pricing and email richard@whitesite.com for info.

I am getting wonderful feedback from the Devart community on my work and enjoying the growing comraderie here. It is very gratifying that so many of you are enjoying and appreciating my photos and drawings and I am happy to continue posting them for your pleasure and comments.

Devart is a wonderful example of applying awesome new technology to create a world-wide community for likeminded folks to share an dcommunicate.

I have also mentioned to several new friends here that in a profession of mostly solitary work it is refreshing to have a ready audience of viewers to "socialize" with around the experience of sharing art work.

Many of you have probably noticed that my images are uniformly formatted in modest size for display. Several commenters have mentioned (even complained) that they would like to see larger images posted to the gallery. One was so prickly on the topic as to comment, "no +fav because of the size."

Larger images are available for purchase directly from the artist see above. I make a living in several ways from the sale of my images and skills as an artist. Mostly I do webdesign and commercial photography to support my family because I am connected to these markets. I would much prefer making my living as a fine artist and every time I sell 2 or 3 prints of my work it gives me the freedom to spend a day in the studio producing new work. Like most folks, I have a household and family to support.

This is why I don't offer reproduction quality images for free on the various web sites where I display my work. I hope you will all respect this and support the concept of artists making a living from their work. The technology today allows us to offer very economical prints at a fraction of the cost of original art work or traditionally produced photographs. I can offer reproduction prints for as little as $25 - I am sure most of you have spent more than that on a music concert ticket in the last year.

Please respect the copyright on these images and do not use them without the express consent of the artist.

Support deviantART and support artists who make a living from their work and enjoy this growing new tech community.

Thank you

Rix