Posts Tagged: Horses

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 »

“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 »

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 »

“Echoes I” at Gallery Flux “Art of the Horse Exhibit”

"Echoes I" Robyn Ryan Watercolor

Gallery Flux is a lovely gallery in Ashland, Virginia.  This year they held their inaugural “Art of the Horse” Exhibit during the month of September, 2013.  This was a curated exhibit and was so popular, the gallery plans to hold it again next year!

I was honored to have my watercolor painting “Echoes I” juried… Read more »

Mission Accomplished! Watercolor Workshop went GREAT!

VEAA Watercolor Workshop with Robyn Ryan

It was a privilege to work with three very talented artists this Saturday at the VEAA Watercolor Workshop.  Each had clear objectives for the day and achieved them with flying colors… literally!   Each participant had either no experience with watercolor or had been away from the medium for quite awhile.

Watercolor can be a challenging… Read more »

20 July 2013 VEAA Robyn Ryan Watercolor Workshop

Four Carriage Horses Trotting


Robyn Ryan Watercolor Workshop 20 July 2013 Hosted by the Virginia Equine Artists Association (VEAA) 11″ x 15″  Watercolor ~ Private Collection 9:30 – 4:30 Saturday, 20 July 2013 The Backdoor Gallery, Fredericksburg, VA

So many people have told me they believe painting in watercolor is so hard!  Its true working in watercolor is… Read more »

June Sculpture Workshop was a Blast!

VEAA June 2013 Sculpture Class

We sure had a super time at the Virginia Equine Artists Association (VEAA) sculpture workshop last weekend!  Thanks Debby Thomas for hosting us in your studio!  I had four students which was perfect for the private studio setting.

We started with discussing the entire process from armature to casting in bronze (or Resin).  The remaining… Read more »

1-2 June 2013 Sculpture Workshop

Robyn Ryan Teaching Sculpture Workshop

Announcing the 3rd VEAA Hosted Robyn Ryan Sculpture Workshop,  1-2 June 2013

Link to Workshop Flyer ~ Sculpture Workshop with Robyn Ryan June2013

Are you ready to bend some wire and push some clay? Don’t let the idea of three dimensions intimidate you… This will be a very practical and down to earth… Read more »

You Scratch My Back…

Two Horses scratching backs

I am constantly drawn to anthropomorphic observations of animals and am struck by the authentic reminders they can provide us if we let them.  They are typically brutally honest and don’t fall prey to society’s politically correct “dances” and “masks”.  If they are happy with you (or each other) you know it… and when they… Read more »