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Fredericksburg’s 2nd “Art Attack”!

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...

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

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

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...

August Sculpture Workshop – The Dragon Riders!

August Sculpture Workshop – The Dragon Riders!

My fourth sculpture workshop for the Virginia Equine Artists Association (VEAA) on August 10 and 11 was an adventure!  My equine focused participants ended up not being able to attend so instead the dragons came! The objectives of my workshops are to: ~ make the...

Two Dimensions vs. Three Dimensions… Friend or Foe?

Two Dimensions vs. Three Dimensions… Friend or Foe?

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...

Acrylic Layers Painting in Process of “Heron II”

Acrylic Layers Painting in Process of “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...

Mission Accomplished!  Watercolor Workshop went GREAT!

Mission Accomplished! Watercolor Workshop went GREAT!

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...

North Windsor Artists ~ Exhibiting Together Again!

North Windsor Artists ~ Exhibiting Together Again!

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...

“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...

20 July 2013 VEAA Robyn Ryan Watercolor Workshop

20 July 2013 VEAA Robyn Ryan Watercolor Workshop

  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...

10 Days of Painting Bliss! Work in Progress…

10 Days of Painting Bliss! Work in Progress…

Greetings all!  I painted away at my annual art retreat in Orkney Springs, VA and loved every minute! Wonderful facilities at Shrine Mont, it's like coming home each year (at least 15 years now, haven't missed one yet!)  I find this very special place peaceful,...

June Sculpture Workshop was a Blast!

June Sculpture Workshop was a Blast!

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...

New Home for “Cortona Overlook”

New Home for “Cortona Overlook”

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...

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