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15 August 2017

Hanging Red Grapes (+ Vasari POV blog)


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If you're interested, Vasari has a new resource for artists and art collectors: Vasari Paint POV. You can also read my Thoughts on Paint.

If you enjoy this painting, you may also like to see a bunch of my paintings of grapes.

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11 August 2017

Announcing 2 new fall workshops

My two new workshops are listed below. Space is limited, and these fill quickly, so contact me directly at abbeyryan@gmail.com if you have any questions. I just finished teaching my Cape Cod workshop -- you can see snapshots here (images below are my 3 live demos from cape cod).


September 16, 2017 - NEW!
1-Day workshop
Artists of Yardley, Yardley, PA
Saturday, 10-4pm
Limited to 14 students
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October 14-15, 2017
1.5-Day workshop
John F. Peto Museum, Island Heights, NJ
Saturday, 10-4pm
Sunday, 9-12pm
Limited to 12 students
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November 11-12, 2017 - NEW!
2-Day workshop
Artists of Yardley, Yardley, PA
Saturday, 10-4pm
Sunday, 10-4pm
Limited to 14 students
REGISTER



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If you would like to propose a venue/location for a painting workshop, please contact me at abbeyryan@gmail.com.



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10 August 2017

Still life with Vintage Apple Juice Bottle and Cherries (hello again)


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I hope you are enjoying your summer! I'm back in the studio after a couple months of painting travels to Greece and then Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Maine. I have many paintings to share, two more Fall workshops to announce, and a bit to share about the Greek islands and also my July workshop on Cape Cod. Stay tuned. In the meantime, if you are interested, I posted a whole slew of photos from my month painting in Greece here and on instagram @abbeyryan8.

If you enjoy this painting, you may also like to see Still life with Vintage Apple Juice Bottle and Apple with Leaves or a bunch of my paintings of cherries.

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30 May 2017

Greece painting travels

This month, I will be in Greece to paint and conduct research for my "the light, the shade" painting series. If you'd like to come along, follow me on facebook or instagram. Generous support for my "the light, the shade" series is provided by the Norman Johnston Fellowship at Arcadia University. I wrote about how poet Robert Lax was the inspiration for this series here.

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29 May 2017

Zecchi's Titanium White Pigment (the light, the shade) (+ Vasari Classic Artists' Oil Colors)


Zecchi's Titanium White Pigment (the light, the shade), 2017, oil on linen on panel, 6" x 5"

I am heading to Greece soon, and I realized last week that I was almost out of my favorite ultramarine blue paint. Thankfully, the amazing folks at Vasari were magically able to ship me some ultramarine, as well as cobalt and Prussian blues. (I posted a photo on instagram and facebook.)

If you're interested, a few years ago, I shared just a few of my thoughts on paint. Included in there are some thoughts on Vasari's paint; I'm a huge fan of it because of its purity and handling and consistency. If you contact Vasari, you can purchase a set of my palette of 11 colors. I hope you'll take a moment to check them out; they are an inspiration:
"Like the painter’s apprentice, we still carefully handcraft our colors in small amounts and even fill every tube by hand." [from Vasari's website]
About this painting
This painting is part of my the "light, the shade series" that I began back in December 2012. I wrote about how Robert Lax was the inspiration for this series here. Generous support for my "the light, the shade" series from June 2016-June 2018 is provided by the Norman Johnston Fellowship at Arcadia University.

If you enjoy this painting, you may also like to see a bunch of my paintings of paint tubes or paint pigment. I brought those pigments back with me from Florence, Italy in 2008 (you can see a snapshot I took of the pigments at Zecchi's Art Store here).

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27 May 2017

Powdered Donuts (magic is still possible) (+ "art-friendly auctions")



I am considering trying out the DailyPaintworks art auction system for some of my painting auctions. The details are here; I would be open to hearing your feedback once you read about them. Their auctions are just like eBay, except their system eliminates last second bidding. I have been using eBay auctions for 10 years, so thanks, in advance, for your thoughts.

About this painting
This is my fourth painting in my "Magic is still possible" series. Since March 2015, I've been working on a series of paintings to celebrate "Magic is still possible," the quote on my July 2014 free poster that comes from a great slideshow narrated by Marco Leona, chief scientist at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In it, Leona shares his perspective on the role of magic in the creation of art.

If you enjoy this painting, you may also like to see Still Life with Three Truffles or a bunch of my paintings of donuts.

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26 May 2017

Peeled Tangerine and Handmade Korean Bowl (+ Exhibition near Austin, TX)



If you are interested, five of my paintings will be on view near Austin, TX, in the Georgetown Art Center exhibition, Fresh Voices of Realism, from June 9 - July 16. It's an honor to be showing with the other artists in the exhibition, including Andrew Ameral, Todd Casey, Joseph Daily, Gabriella Dellosso, Hollis Dunlap, Danny Grant, Bryan Larsen, Graydon Parrish, and Scott Waddell. If you live near Austin, the opening reception is on June 10th, and here are the details: 816 South Main Street, Georgetown, TX 78626, georgetownartcentertx.org.

This show represents the work of contemporary realist painters who have been guests on the podcast, The Studio. I invite you to check them out; each podcast episode is an artist interview, providing a glimpse and insights into the daily life of a professional artist. The recording of the interview with me is here.

If you enjoy this painting, you may also like to see some of my other paintings of tangerines or pottery from South Korea.

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23 May 2017

Lemons and Cherries from Testaccio Market, Rome (Italy 2017 painting #2)


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Most of my time in Rome was spent studying Baroque art and architecture, but I also did three still life paintings and a few drawings. These lemons and cherries were from a market in the Testaccio neighborhood in Rome. It is known as one of the best "classic Roman" markets. You can see some of my photos on facebook or instagram.

If you enjoy this painting, you may also like to see a bunch of my paintings completed in Italy over the years.

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22 May 2017

Strawberries from Testaccio Market, Rome (Italy 2017 painting #1)


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I just got back from Italy and am getting ready to leave next week for Greece, and I'll be posting more about my travels here soon. As I am adding more photos, you can see a glimpse of my time in Italy here on facebook or instagram.

If you enjoy this painting, you may also like to see a bunch of my paintings completed in Italy over the years.

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15 May 2017

Larger painting: Still Life with Three Satsumas and Handmade Cup, 8x10 (+ Italy travels)


Still Life with Three Satsumas and Handmade Cup
Oil on linen on panel, 8x10 inches, 2017
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This week, I will be in Rome to travel and paint and study Baroque art. If you'd like to come along, join me on facebook or instagram.

Baroque painters (i.e. Velázquez, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer...) often depicted a dramatic moment using light & dark (chiaroscuro), and I think it is human nature to go towards (the) light. In my own work, I enjoy sharing a way of looking at the world by capturing a moment (of light) as it is happening -- however dramatic or subtle or simple it may be.

As part of my ongoing Paintings of Handmade Pottery series, the cup in this still life is by Willi Singleton, a potter from Pennsylvania.

If you enjoy this painting, you may also like to see a bunch of my paintings of handmade pottery or satsuma tangerines.

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13 May 2017

Zecchi's Ultramarine Blue Pigment (the light, the shade)


Zecchi's Ultramarine Blue Pigment (the light, the shade), 2017, oil on linen on panel, 6" x 5"

This week, I will be in Rome to travel and paint and study Baroque art. If you'd like to come along, join me on facebook or instagram.

I brought this pigment (and other pigments) back with me from Florence, Italy in 2008 (you can see a snapshot I took of the pigments at Zecchi's Art Store here). Also, this painting is part of my the light, the shade series that I began back in December 2012. I wrote about how Robert Lax was the inspiration for my "the light, the shade" series here. Generous support for my "the light, the shade" series from June 2016-June 2018 is provided by the Norman Johnston Fellowship at Arcadia University.

If you enjoy this painting, you may also like to see a bunch of my paintings of paint tubes or paint pigment.

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To purchase my work, view my Current Auctions and All Available Paintings.

Best,