Posts Tagged: artwork

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 »

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 »

“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 »

Fredericksburg’s 2nd “Art Attack”!

As the weather turns cold this Thanksgiving, I am grateful for being part of a wonderfully energetic and active art community here in Fredericksburg, VA!  One example of that I want to share was a truly fun event I participated in earlier this Fall during the lovely month of September (when it was warmer and… Read more »

Acrylic Layers Painting in Process of “Heron II”

Stage 8 of Artist Robyn Ryan's "Heron II"

Well I promised you in my previous post, 10 Days of Painting Bliss! Work in Progress…  I would post the in process images of the second Heron painting I completed while at my art retreat in Orkney Springs… So here we go!  I will share 8 images so you can see the subtle changes and… Read more »

North Windsor Artists ~ Exhibiting Together Again!

NWA Exhibit Reception

The North Windsor Artists are a well known group of local artists in the King George and Fredericksburg area.  The  group was created when the artists met weekly at Jack Darling’s home and studio to paint and support one another over many years.  The North Windsor Artists have developed a following over the years who… Read more »

“Drawn Together ~ Artists of Fredericksburg Volume II”

Drawn Together ~ Artists of Fredericksburg Volume II

Avilu Press and DeSio Studios have produced their second volume in their “Artists of Fredericksburg” books which was released in August of 2012.  Volume II is titled “Drawn Together”.   This name was chosen by the group of artists featured in Volume II.

This was a really fun project to participate in and… Read more »