Friday, August 31, 2007

More Klimt Art Deco Painting Madness!

I guess it's time I admit - I am a "Klimtomaniac". I don't expect to recover anytime soon.

“Everything changes,everything moves, everything revolves - everthing flies and goes away."

~ ~ Frida Kahlo~

Artist: Wendy Ryan
Title: Everything Moves
Medium: Acrylic, Gold Leaf on Canvas
Size: 24 x 36 in
60 X 90 cm
Date: 2007

I'm a bit bleary eyed from this one, so am cleaning my brushes and turning off the computer. Happy Friday to all!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Blond Girl Red Bird Painting For Today

My collectors have often reminded me that I just don't paint blond girls often enough! So I thought I'd remedy that with a blue eyed blonde with her little red birdie friends.

" The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship."

~ William Blake

Artist: Wendy Ryan
Title: Musings Under The Stars
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 5 X 7 x in
13 X 18 cm
Date: 2007

I've listed this painting for auction on eBay. I decided to start this one at a low opening bid of $9.99 without any reserve...hmmnnn...kinda risky I guess, but what the heck!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Painting Inspired by Klimt and Francesco Laurana

"Sculpture is more than painting. It is greater To raise the dead to life than to create Phantoms that seem to live."

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I recently discovered the work of Francesco Laurana while thumbing through a book on Gustave Klimt. I fell in love with the work of this early Renaissance sculptor. There is a quiet serenity to his female figures that must have also appealed to Klimt. This piece is inspired by both Klimt and Laurana. The palette is predominantly green with gold, bronze and silver metallic art deco background. I've posted this piece for sale in my Yessy Gallery.

Artist: Wendy Ryan
Title: After Laurana
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 10 X 30 in
26 X 76 cm
Date: 2007

*All Image Rights Reserved © Wendy Ryan

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Painting for Today - Folk Angel Under The Stars

This entry is going to be very short, I printed and painted all day and I'm tired! So without much talk I'll post a little painting I finished today. I'll be at auction on eBay this evening.

" Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Artist: Wendy Ryan
Title: While In Your Dreams
Medium: Acrylic on Wooden Block
Size: 5 X 7 x .75 in
13 X 18 x 2 cm
Date: 2007

And now it's off to walk the dog!

*All Image Rights Reserved © Wendy Ryan*

Monday, August 27, 2007

Art Deco Art Nouveau Paintings, Paintings!

I've kept my Ebay store open during these busy summer months, but it's been so long since I put a painting up for auction. I miss the excitement of watching for bids, having people stumble upon my work for the first today is the day! I've been working on a number of Klimt inspired paintings and I've scheduled this Frida piece to start tonight. With any luck, I'll get back in the groove of listing something new for auction every night.

" It is you whom I love today..."

~ Frida Kahlo

Artist: Wendy Ryan
Title: It Is You Today
Medium: Acrylic on Wooden Block
Size: 5 X 7 x .75 in
13 X 18 x 2 cm
Date: 2007

*All Image Rights Reserved © Wendy Ryan *

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Late Summer Got You Feeling Blue?

With the shorter days and cooler nights of late August, I'm thinking about the summer that seemed to slip so quickly away from me...Preparation for the trade shows gobbled up so much of my precious summer. I'd have to think long and hard before I schedule another one. I'm determined next summer will be filled with music and arts festivals. If I have a summer of 2007 regret it's missing that most wonderful weekend of all, Hillside Festival, in Guelph Ontario. Just visit the website and I know you'll be trying to find a way to make it to Hillside 2008!

But for now, I'm happily back to my studio, dog on the floor and kitty in the windowsill. It's a cloudy day and the breeze so moist, I can't decide if it's hot and humid or cool and damp. Paint is drying slowly, but sometimes that's a good thing.

I finished this little piece earlier this week. I've used a lot of texture and added a clay wooden cross to the background. I've put a few more new pieces up on my website, so hope you'll have a chance to take a look.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

August Already?

The Buyers Market show is now history and I'm back in my little studio painting and printing and wondering where did the summer go? Already August, the days noticeably shorter and cicadas doing their daily serenade. We're off tomorrow to set up for one last trade show,By Hand in Toronto. I think the best part of these trade shows is getting out there and meeting other artists...I learn so much from my colleagues, both in terms of creativity and the business of art.

I call this one "3 Argyle Avenue". It's been on my easel for weeks and I finally finished it this afternoon.
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