Posts Tagged: painting

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 »

“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 »

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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Two Dimensions vs. Three Dimensions… Friend or Foe?

Artist Robyn Ryan Rolling Horse Watercolor

Friend!  One of the wisest things I did as an artist was to follow my dream to sculpt and cast bronze sculptures!  Better than painting?  No!  Both presentations are equally valid, just very different!  In fact, I’ve found working in both to be very influential on each other!

1)  Working in three dimensions informs my… 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 »

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 »

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 »