Intensive Art Creation at ISS 2014 Underway!

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!) and have worked until closing at 10 pm on multiple evenings!  The seminar is aptly named as it is truly INTENSE!!!  It is exhausting and exhilarating all at the same time!

Artist Robyn Ryan at ISS 2014

My “space” at ISS 2014 ~ I cleaned it up for the picture!  Much too neat!!!

 

Work in progress at ISS  2014!

Work in progress at ISS 2014!

I am still engaged with my “Fleeting Glimpses” series and am continuing to work in my acrylic layers.  The process takes time which is one reason I have spent so much time in the studio!  The pieces really transform as the layers progress… early layers of bright color are obscured with only hints peeking through in the finished pieces.  My biggest challenge this year has been working beyond “predictable” paintings.  This can be a challenge since I am focused on individual wildlife subjects.  Introducing “visual tension”  and interest through various methods has been my focus this session.

I have a featured artist exhibit coming up in June and some of the artwork I am creating here is targeted for display there.  This creates a challenge since I have to balance production of finished pieces with exploration based on the feedback from the instructor team.

Here is another Acrylic Layers progression for a painting of a fawn:

 

Drawing of deer

Drawing of deer

 

Deer Under Painting

Deer Under Painting

 

Deer First Gel Layer

Deer First Gel Layer

 

Deer painting layer 1

Deer painting layer 1

 

Deer - after 2 gel and painting layers

Deer – after 2 gel and painting layers

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