Posts Tagged: Water Media

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 »

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 »

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 »

New Home for “Cortona Overlook”

Park overlooking Tuscan Plains

While out in Taos, New Mexico this year for my annual trek to the Intensive Studies Seminar, I received the wonderful news from Libertytown Arts Workshop that my painting, “Cortona Overlook” had found a new home with a proud new owner!  Congratulations!

“Cortona Overlook”  11″ x 15″  Watercolor

This painting… Read more »

“Nuthatch I” Acrylic Layers Accepted into VMRC National Exhibit & SOLD!

Nuthatch on side of tree

Robyn Ryan’s Acrylic Layers painting “Nuthatch I” from her “Fleeting Glimpses” series has been accepted into the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community (VMRC) 10th National Annual Juried Multimedia Art Exhibition, in Harrisonburg, VA.  “Nuthatch I” was one of 103 accepted entries out of 457 entries submitted by 170 artists representing 29 states.  The Jurors were Pat… Read more »

Another Fabulous Intensive Studies Seminar in Taos!

Taos Mountain

I believe this was my eighth year attending the Intensive Studies Seminar in Taos, New Mexico.   My Fredericksburg, VA studio-mate (at the time) and her daughter had attended and shared the flyer with me several years ago.  Not sure what it was that motivated me to travel so far from home for two weeks to… Read more »

Honorable Mention ~ FCCA April Regional Juried Exhibition

Acrylic painting of Lady Slipper by artist Robyn Ryan

I was so pleased to have two pieces from my “Fleeting Glimpses” series accepted into the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts (FCCA) April 2013 Regional Juried Exhibition.  (Juror:  Trudy C. Van Dyke)

Then to put the icing on the cake, “Lady Slipper” was awarded an Honorable Mention Award.

Lady Slipper”  16″ x… 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 »