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16 June 2018

meloi beach, patmos, greece (the light / the shade)


meloi beach, patmos, greece (the light / the shade)
oil on linen on panel, 2017, 4"x5"
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Meloi Beach was my all-time favorite beach on Patmos, Greece. You can view some of my Greek island painting travels here.

Here is a link to a few snapshots
of the making of a short film
about my "the light / the shade" series.
the light / the shade exhibition at Arcadia
Here is a link to a few snapshots of the making of a short film about my "the light / the shade" series. More on that soon.

Today is the final day of my exhibition: abbey ryan: the light / the shade, in the Harrison Gallery at Arcadia University on view from April 16 - June 16. If you enjoy this painting, you can also see other paintings from my the light / the shade series. Contact me directly about purchasing any paintings.

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15 June 2018

psili amos beach, patmos, greece (the light / the shade) (+ exhibition installation)


psili amos beach, patmos, greece (the light / the shade)
oil on linen on panel, 2017, 5"x6"
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Psili Amos Beach was another one of my favorite beaches on Patmos, Greece. You can view some of my Greek island painting travels here.

the light / the shade exhibition at Arcadia
These are the final two days of my exhibition: abbey ryan: the light / the shade, in the Harrison Gallery at Arcadia University on view from April 16 - June 16. If you enjoy this painting, you can also see other paintings from my the light / the shade series. You can also view installation views of the exhibition in the Photo gallery on the right side of this page.

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12 June 2018

Still Life with Stacked PB&J (larger painting)


Still Life with Stacked PB&J
oil on linen on panel, 2018, 16"x12", framed
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"In the end, it is the reality of personal relationships that saves everything.”
—Thomas Merton

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11 June 2018

kohlakoura beach, lipsi, greece (the light / the shade)


kohlakoura beach, lipsi, greece (the light / the shade)
oil on linen on panel, 2017, 5"x4"

Kohklakoura Beach was one of my favorite beaches on one of my favorite islands in Greece. I posted an interesting photo before I started painting this seascape. You can see it here. You can view more of my Greek island adventures here.

the light / the shade exhibition at Arcadia
These are the final days of my current exhibition: read more about abbey ryan: the light / the shade, my exhibition in the Harrison Gallery at Arcadia University on view from April 16 - June 16. If you enjoy this painting, you can also see other paintings from my the light / the shade series.

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08 June 2018

two cherry tomatoes on wood blocks (the light / the shade)


two cherry tomatoes on wood blocks (the light / the shade)
oil on linen on panel, 2017, 5"x4"

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07 June 2018

Pohnpeian Cowry Shell and Pear


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"For it isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it."

- Eleanor Roosevelt

When I was in my 20s, I spent time doing volunteer work (teaching, scuba diving, and illustrating) in Pohnpei, Micronesia (near the equator in the North Pacific). If you enjoy this painting, you may also like to see my other paintings of Pohnpeian cowry shells.

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05 June 2018

Still Life with Pear and Bumble Bee


Still Life with Pear and Bumble Bee
oil on linen on panel, 2018, 5"x6"
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04 June 2018

Still Life with Pear and Silver Cup in North Light


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When I can't paint for a few days due to an injury or illness (I fell down the stairs), when I am back at the easel, I tend to gravitate towards more complex subjects (such as silver). (The last time really was when I had pneumonia.) It's not a conscious choice. But perhaps it's because I'm just so thrilled to be back at the easel. #thankyou for all your kind comments and notes about my back. I am totally OK -- it's going to take some time for it to fully heal -- but at least I can paint.

If you enjoy this painting, you may also like to see a Still Life with Three Pears and Three Chestnuts or bunch of my paintings of silver.

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23 May 2018

Apple Core



Today I 'graduated' from Seth Godin's altMBA. It's a phenomenal program so I will definitely write more about it in the coming weeks. In the meantime, if you're interested, there's a video about it here.

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22 May 2018

still life with lemon and greek bottle (the light / the shade)


still life with lemon and greek bottle (the light / the shade)
oil on linen on panel, 2017, 3.5"x4"

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the light / the shade exhibition at Arcadia
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21 May 2018

bougainvillea in a glass cup (the light / the shade)


bougainvillea in a glass cup (the light / the shade)
oil on linen on panel, 2017, 3.5"x4"

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18 May 2018

meloi beach no. 1, patmos, greece (the light / the shade)


meloi beach no. 1, patmos, greece (the light / the shade)
oil on linen on panel, 2017, 5"x6"

the light / the shade exhibition at Arcadia
If you enjoy this painting, you may like to read more about abbey ryan: the light / the shade, my exhibition in the Harrison Gallery at Arcadia University on view from April 16 - June 16. If you enjoy this painting, you can also see other paintings from my the light / the shade series.

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16 May 2018

sunset in kastelli, patmos, greece (the light / the shade)


sunset in kastelli, patmos, greece (the light / the shade)
oil on linen on panel, 2017, 5"x5"

mys                        mys
ti                             ti
cal                          cal

voy                        rev
age                         o
                              lu
a                            tion
round
                              a
its                          round
own
                              the
ax                          sun
is


Excerpt from the light / the shade by Robert Lax, pp 40-41.

the light / the shade exhibition at Arcadia
If you enjoy this painting, you may like to read more about abbey ryan: the light / the shade, my exhibition in the Harrison Gallery at Arcadia University on view from April 16 - June 16. If you enjoy this painting, you can also see other paintings from my the light / the shade series.

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15 May 2018

Small Vine Tomatoes in a Handmade Bowl (+ 2 more exhibitions)


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As part of my interest in handmade pottery and my ongoing paintings of handmade pottery series, this tiny saucer/bowl is handmade by potter Willi Singleton. Here I painted another piece made by him.

If you're interested, my 14"x18" painting Hand-picked Apples (Together Forever) was accepted into the Oil Painters of America (OPA) international Juried Salon Show of Traditional Oils on view at Crooked Tree Arts Center, Traverse City, Michigan from June 22 – September 1, 2018. For the show, the Juror is OPA Master Signature Member Roger Dale Brown.

This same painting was also accepted into the National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS) International Spring Juried Competition, juried by Barbara Nuss, NOAPS Signature Artist. For that show, there were 150 paintings accepted from the over 890 paintings entered.

If you enjoy this painting, you may also like to see Still Life with Three Satsumas and Handmade Cup, 8x10, or a bunch of my paintings of tomatoes.

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14 May 2018

four peaches on a silver platter from patmos, greece (the light / the shade)


four peaches on a silver platter from patmos, greece (the light / the shade)
oil on linen on panel, 2017, 6"x7"

the light / the shade exhibition at Arcadia
If you enjoy this painting, you may like to read more about abbey ryan: the light / the shade, my exhibition in the Harrison Gallery at Arcadia University on view from April 16 - June 16. If you enjoy this painting, you can also see other paintings from my the light / the shade series.

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10 May 2018

pear on a blue block from patmos, greece (the light / the shade)


pear on a blue block from patmos, greece (the light / the shade)
oil on linen on panel, 2017, 6"x4"

the light / the shade exhibition at Arcadia
If you enjoy this painting, you may like to read more about abbey ryan: the light / the shade, my exhibition in the Harrison Gallery at Arcadia University on view from April 16 - June 16. If you enjoy this painting, you can also see other paintings from my the light / the shade series.

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09 May 2018

Still Life with Cigar and Silver Cup


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This cigar is a gift (on loan) from a friend and it's handmade by Ashton in the Dominican Republic. Silver, gold, and nickel are also important exports from the Dominican Republic. #gifts #grateful. Follow this link to see some of my still life paintings that were inspired by generous gifts from people I know.

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07 May 2018

Still Life with Three Pears and Three Chestnuts


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“There are only ten minutes in the life of a pear when it is perfect to eat.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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04 May 2018

Muscat Grapes



“The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.”
—Galileo Galilei

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03 May 2018

livadi geranou beach, patmos, greece (the light / the shade)


livadi geranou beach, patmos, greece (the light / the shade)
oil on linen on panel, 2017, 5"x6"

In the distance (on the right) is Chora, the capital of Patmos. My earlier painting chora reflected in farm door, noon (the light / the shade) shows another distant view of Chora. The land mass across from the beach where I was painting is the islet Agios Giorgios (St. George) named after the small white church there (look to the left). After I painted this under the shade of a Tamarisk tree, I swam across to the beach below the white church.

the light / the shade exhibition at Arcadia
If you enjoy this painting, you may like to read more about abbey ryan: the light / the shade, my exhibition in the Harrison Gallery at Arcadia University on view from April 16 - June 16. You can also see other paintings from my the light / the shade series.

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02 May 2018

kohlakoura beach, lipsi, greece (the light / the shade)


kohlakoura beach, lipsi, greece (the light / the shade)
oil on linen on panel, 2017, 4"x6"

Robert Lax's three favorite Greek islands were Kalymnos, Lipsi, and Patmos (where I spent time painting). Lipsi is the smallest of the three, at about 6 square miles, and there's only 1 taxi on the island. It's a 25 minute ferry ride from Patmos and we went there twice while staying on Patmos. On one visit, we met Yanni, a former sponge diver, and a passerby helped translate a conversation. We learned that Yanni actually knew Lax (here's a photo of Yanni). Kohlakoura is a white pebble beach (another photo here). My Greece snapshots are a bit out of order, but those links give a glimpse of it.

In this painting I used a little bit of an interesting Vasari color that's not usually on my palette: Video Blue Extra Pale (click on the name to see a photo of it on Lipsi). It's a vibrant and delicate cool blue -- like an opaque bluish white that's chromatic enough for complementary mixing with warm yellow/orange/earth colors.

the light / the shade exhibition at Arcadia
If you enjoy this painting, you may like to read more about abbey ryan: the light / the shade, my exhibition in the Harrison Gallery at Arcadia University on view from April 16 - June 16.

You can also see other paintings from my the light / the shade series.

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28 April 2018

Two Vintage Bottles



"If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner."
- Nelson Mandela

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