Posts By: Robyn Ryan

Finishing a Bronze ~ How Do They Do That?

Artist Robyn Ryan's "Rolling Bliss" - Detail of finished bronze

So many people have asked me how the finished colors and patterns are achieved on my finished bronzes.  It is one of the funnest parts of the process since I, as the artist, participate actively in this final stage!  Let me show you how we finished “Rolling Bliss” (#3 of 20) since I took lots… Read more »

My Red Foxes sighted at the “Scale” Exhibit!

Robyn Ryan Acrylic Layer Painting "Woods Walker"

Entering juried exhibits is one of many ways I like to expose new audiences to my artwork!  Entering a themed exhibit is uncommon for me so when Live an Artful Life Gallery of The Plains, VA put out the call for entries for their “Scale” exhibit, I was tickled to have pieces underway that met… Read more »

Sharing my art… It is SO much more than about the sales!

Artist Robyn Ryan, Ready to Demo her Sculpting

Don’t get me wrong… sales are important!  They validate the effort, resupply the studio to make more art, and represent a “permanent” sharing when someone is moved enough by a piece of my work to invest in it to make it part of their daily life…

Sharing art for me comes in many forms ranging… Read more »

Why do I Love the Intensive Studies Seminar?

Artist Robyn Ryan Heron Acrylic Layers Painting

The Intensive Studies Seminar (ISS) has become an annual regenerative force for me as an artist as well as the art I create!

Why do I travel so far away?  Why do I ship out so many materials?  Why stay away from my wonderful husband and home for such an extended period?  Because it is… Read more »

Intensive Art Creation at ISS 2014 Underway!

Artist Robyn Ryan Deer Acrylic Layers Painting

I would have posted sooner but I’ve been consumed with MAKING ART!!!

ISS has become an annual regenerative force for me as an artist as well as the art I create!

I can’t wait to get to the studio each morning ( a conference center transformed into studio and presentation space for 80 + artists!)… Read more »

Promises to be Another Great Adventure at ISS 2014!

Robyn Ryan Fox underpainting

Greetings from lovely Taos, New Mexico!

I’m back for my 10th Intensive Studies Seminar with four fabulous mentors:  Fran Larson, Katherine Chang Liu, Skip Lawrence, and Christopher Schink!  This is day 2 of the 8 day workshop and I’ve already got 8 Acrylic Layers pieces started as part of my continuing series “Fleeting Glimpses”.  It… Read more »

“Point to Point” Step by Step

VA Artist Robyn Ryan Acrylic Layers In Process

It seemed about time to share another work in process with you!   My Acrylic Layers process lends itself especially well to step by step explanations so here are the first six steps I’ve taken so far with a new Acrylic Layers piece titled “Point to Point”.  This painting is one of the largest Acrylic Layers… Read more »

“In the Shadows” at FCCA for February Regional Juried Exhibit

“In the Shadows” is a monochromatic Acrylic Layers and Collage painting I did of the deer I see outside of my window.  They are so well camouflaged that I depend on my peripheral vision to detect their movement before I can actually see them among the trees.

This painting was so fun to create!  It… Read more »

Happy New Year! Robyn Ryan Art 2014 Outlook

VA Artist Robyn Ryan Acrylic & Transfer "Bee Study I"

My last post was a review of 2013, this post will highlight my major goals for my artistic adventures in 2014.  The bar has been set high from last year and I’ve already laid an “enthusiastic” plan for 2014.  I have settled on 5 major focus areas:

1)  Make more wonderful art!

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Robyn Ryan Art in 2013 ~ A Very Busy Year!

Osprey Acrylic Layers Paintinng by VA Artist Robyn Ryana

2013 was a very exciting year for me and my art!  Last year, 2012, saw the re-establishment of my art business, Ballyryan Studios, as an LLC which laid the foundation.  My goals for 2013 were large and with the support of my mentors, collectors, fans, friends, and family I was able to achieve them ALL! So… Read more »